Writing Center

The Writing Center works to improve cadet writing, at any level and in any discipline.  Professional and peer writing consultants work with cadets in one-on-one conferences on every aspect of the writing process, from planning a paper to polishing the final draft.

The Writing Center provides non-evaluative assistance for cadets who wish to become more confident, flexible, skillful writers. The writing projects with which cadets receive assistance reflect their own work. ; consultants do not supply new ideas or phrasing, nor do they correct errors in the text. Instead, they help cadets develop the strategies and skills they need to improve their texts.  

Consultants can help:

  • Conquer writer's block
  • Brainstorm and choose a topic
  • Develop outlines
  • Narrow topics and formulate a thesis
  • Incorporate sources effectively
  • Acknowledge sources properly
  • Develop strategies for revision, editing and proofreading

The center provides:

  • Help with all writing skill levels
  • Help at any stage of the writing process
  • Objective review
  • Reference for further reference
  • Instruction for better self-editing
  • Communicating clearly

The center does not:

  • Proofread for spelling and grammatical errors
  • Supply new wording or content 
  • Guarantee better grades