The Writing Center, located on the second floor of Newman Library, is a service of the English department to assist with writing and reading assignments in any university course. They also provide help for writing projects not connected to a class. You can make an appointment or walk-in during open hours. They also offer after hours assistance or via web cam for student using the Northern Virginia Center.
Virginia Tech requires theses or dissertations be submitted in an electronic format. Many file formats are accepted; the style and formatting of your document approved by the Graduate School and your graduate committee. Assistance is available for each step in the ETD process.
Plagiarism is claiming someone else’s idea or writing as your own. It is a serious academic integrity violation—see the Undergraduate Honor System for more information. See our list of citation and style manuals for guidance of how to cite the resources used in your research assignments. Printed style manuals with definitive information and examples are available at the reference desks.
Users of copyrighted materials in research projects, classroom instruction and published works should be aware of copyright issues. Fair use doctrine provides for use of copyrighted materials without permission in several cases.
For an appointment, stop by or call (540) 231-5436 during open hours.
(during fall and spring semesters)
Sunday Night: 8pm-10pm (drop-in sessions and limited to 30 minutes or less)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9am-10pm
Thursday and Friday: 9am-5pm
For an appointment at Femoyer, visit www.studentsuccess.vt.edu or call 231-5499.
(drop-in sessions and graduate students only)
Thursdays 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Room D
Tuesday and Wednesday 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
February 4th-May 8th
Writing support available via Skype, by appointment only.
Northern Virginia students can email Jennifer Lawrence, firstname.lastname@example.org, to make an appointment.