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End of 2016 Spring Semester Services

The Writing Center will close for the semester on Tuesday, May 10. Please schedule your appointments before that date.

The Virginia Tech Writing Center is a free service for all Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, at all levels. We also are happy to assist Language and Culture Institute students, VT alumni, and area high school students. We're located in Newman Library's second floor Learning Commons, just past the elevators.

We work with writing and reading assignments from any course in the University. We can also help you with writing projects that are not linked to classes.

While we try to accommodate walk-in sessions when possible, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment.

Register online to schedule your session! For other inquiries, email us at writingcenter@vt.edu or call us at (540) 231-5436.

Sunday Evening Hours

The Writing Center is now open Sunday evenings, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., for 30-minute appointments. Please register online to request an appointment.

Writing Support Groups for Graduate Students 

Do you need some support with writing your thesis, dissertation, journal articles, and more? Would you like some help finding other graduate students to form a writing support group? The Writing Center and the Graduate School are now facilitating the forming of writing support groups. Attend one of the following information sessions to learn how a writing group may help you stay on task, how to become a member of a writing group, and other techniques that may help you along the way. Contact Becky Morrison (beckymor@vt.edu) for more information.

Writing Center Information Sessions on Forming Writing Support Groups 

  • Thursday, January 28, 12:30–1:00, GLC Room D 
  • Friday, January 29, 12:30–1:00, GLC Room D
  • Thursday, February 11, 12:30–1:00, GLC Room A
  • Friday, February 12, 12:30–1:00, GLC Room B

Foreign Language conversation groups

Come practice with a native speaker! Reserve your spot online.

  • Spanish Conversation Group: 1:00-2:00 Fridays
  • Mandarin Conversation Group: 2:30-3:30 Fridays

Specialized Chinese/English Writing Assistance

   

Qian Wang Qian Wang

For clients wishing to work on specialized translation issues, you can now make an appointment with our bilingual writing center coach, Qian Wang.

A native Chinese speaker, Qian can help you with your English to Chinese and Chinese to English writing. She is available on Sundays, 7 p.m.–10 p.m., at the Virginia Tech Writing Center in Newman Library's second-floor Learning Commons. Please register online to request an appointment with Qian.

Writing Center coach Nneoma Nwankwo

Writing Center coach Nneoma Nwankwo named VT Undergraduate of the Year

Among her many accomplishments, Nneoma has done undergraduate research on working with English Language Learners in the Center. She and Katlyn Econom (class of 2015) created a video featuring that work and presented at the Southeast Writing Centers Association conference in 2013. Read the full announcement in VT News.

Last year, her thoughts about being an international student in an American writing center were published on the Writing Lab Newsletter blog.

In addition to coaching in the Writing Center, Nneoma leads the French conversation group on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5.

Congratulations to Nneoma!


We are located in the Learning Commons, 2nd floor Newman Library.

For an appointment, walk in or schedule an appointment online. For other inquiries, email us at writingcenter@vt.edu or call (540) 231-5436.

Open Hours

(Fall and spring semesters, beginning Aug. 31)

Sunday: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. (30-min sessions only)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Femoyer Hall

Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

For an appointment at Femoyer, visit www.studentsuccess.vt.edu or call 231-5499.

Graduate Life Center

Thursday 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Room A

Drop in or reserve an appointment by emailing Alyssa Hamlett (agh91@vt.edu)

Northern Virginia Students

Writing support available via Skype, by appointment only.

Northern Virginia students can email Becky Morrison (beckymor@vt.edu) to make an appointment.