Writing Center

Welcome to the  Writing Center


Special Announcement: We’ve Moved! The Writing Center is now located in the ITCC in room 430. Come visit us and check out our new digs!

Part of the college-wide Writing Intensive Program, the Writing Center expresses the College’s belief in writing competence as an essential ingredient of a liberal arts education.  Operating within the Honor Code, the Writing Center offers free tutorial assistance to students, regardless of major, class level, or skill level.


Since the Writing Center schedule fills quickly during busy times in the semester, it’s a good idea to make appointments in advance of need.  Walk-in service may be available. Our operating hours are Monndays-Thursdays 10am-9pm, Fridays 10am-3pm and Sundays 7pm-9pm


Want to be a Writing Center Tutor? download the application here


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Join us in congratulating the winners of the 2013 Writing Center Contest:

Social Sciences (Seniors)

Laila McQuade “Armenian Genocide?”

                HIST: History of Warfare in the Middle East—Dr. Corlu


Leah Tams “Dueling Pistols: Relations with South America, Gift-Giving, and Dueling”

                HIST 300W: World of James Monroe—Dr. Good


Adam Hager “Old Growth Forest Management in the Pacific Northwest: How the Northern Spotted Owl

                Affected Policy Change”

                GEOG 490M: The American Conservation Movement—Dr. Bowen


Gemma Cohen, Carey Natoli, Lindsey Bevis, and Eunice Achiaa “Housing Issues in the Greater

                Fredericksburg Area: A Comparison of Demographic Trends”

                SOCG 364: Quantitative Research Methods—Dr. Schleef


Patrick Sheehy “Nato’s Persistance in a Post Cold War Era”

                PSCI 471: Alliance Politics—Dr. Davidson


Social Sciences (Juniors)


Jeannette Hodge “Paid Childcare Arrangements as Explained by Robert Trivers’ Theory of Reciprocal


                SOCG 301: Evolution and Social Behavior—Dr. Crippen


Conner Allen “Against All Odds: The Unexpected Outcome of the Siege of Malta, 1565”

                HIST 299: Intro to the Study of History—Dr. Ferrell and Mr. Bales


Social Sciences (Freshmen and Sophomore)


Kimberly Humphries “Coolidge and His ‘Economic Heroism’”

                HIST 300Z: History of the 1920s and 1930s—Dr. Ferrell


Arts and Humanities (Seniors)


Allison Mackey “I Know Scary, and You Ain’t Got His Smile”

                ENGL 307: The Writing Process—Dr. Hale


Brent Forrest Arehart “The Historicizing of Ancient Christian Heresiology”

                RELG 401: Guided Research—Dr. Cain and Dr. Goehring



Arts and Humanities (Juniors)


Lisa Johnson “Infancy is the Perpetual Messiah”

                ENGL 355: American Romanticism—Dr. Rigsby


Nicole Oestreicher “Nietzsche’s Perspectivism and the Neo-Kantian Approach to the Self-Referential


                PHIL 303: Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche—Dr. Vasey


Arts and Humanities (Freshmen and Sophomore)


Sarah Hansen “Giving Voice to the Mistress: Feminism and “To His Coy Mistress”

                ENGL 295: Methods of Advanced Literary Study—Dr. Foss


Natural Sciences


Katherine Coleman “Hazel Run Environmental Conditions”

                GEOL 313: Fluvial Geomorphology—Dr. Kisila


College of Business and College of Education


Kylie Kerr “The Effect of Student Perception of Teacher Expectations on Math Anxiety in the Middle

                School Mathematics Classroom”

                EDUC 580: Introduction to Research—Dr. Davis




Soyeon Park “The Effect of Product Name Change”

                BUAD 471: Consumer Behavior—Dr. Gentry




Claire Everett “Shibui Maria”

                FSEM 100Z: International Short Fiction by Women—Prof. Smith


FSEM (Honorable Mention)


Sarah Hansen “Realizations about Race in 2008”

                FSEM 100G: Race and Revolution—Dr. Conley