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Welcome! The Writing Center offers walk-in consultations for all students who are enrolled in credit courses at Germanna Community College. The Writing Center is staffed by faculty members and trained tutors to help students with writing assignments across all academic disciplines. Whether the coursework is a descriptive paragraph, a lab report, or a research paper, our consultants will provide assistance with understanding the assignment, citation styles, grammar rules, organization, and developing a thesis statement. Online writing assistance is also available through Smarthinking. Our goal is to help Germanna students become confident college writers; therefore, consultants will not edit or proofread papers. Instead, our goal is to empower students with the ability to become independent writers.

Fredericksburg Campus

V. Earl Dickinson Building - Room 208


10:00 AM—4:00 PM


6:00 PM—7:00 PM


Locust Grove Campus
French Slaughter Building - Room 208


11:00 AM—12:00 PM


VPT Information, Helpful Handouts, Academic Links, Apps

English VPT Information
Virginia Placement Test (VPT) Information Getting English Ready
VCCS English VPT Review
Helpful Writing Handouts
Annotated Bibliography MLA Format
APA Format Guide MLA Formatting in Word 2010
APA Formatting in Word 2010 MLA Sample Paper
APA Sample Paper Peer-Editing Evaluation Chart
Chicago Manual Style Format Possessives
Chicago Manual Style Paper Checklist for College Writers Prepositions
Chicago Manual Style Sample Paper Process Analysis Paper
Chicago Style Citation Guide Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
Comma Rules Pronoun Case
Common Adjective and Adverb Errors Self-Editing Checklist for College Writers
Controlling Idea/Topic Sentences Spelling Noun Plurals
Creating a Thesis Statement Subject-Verb Agreements

Direct and Indirect Objects

The Semicolon
Five Fixes for Run-ons and Comma Splices Verb Tenses
Guide to English Grammar Virginia Placement Test (VPT) Information
Guide to Writing a Research Paper VCCS English VPT Review
Guide to Writing an Essay Writing a Research Paper in the Social Sciences
Incorporating Sources into Research Writing Writing a Lab Report
Literary Analysis  
Writing Academic Links
APA Formatting and Style Guide Harvard Guide to Using Sources
APA and MLA Citation Game Learning Express Library
Atomic Learning MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Basics of APA Style Tutorial

Chicago Citation Style UCLA Guide to Documenting Sources
CSE Citation Style Williams College Library: Citation Game

Dr. Cite Right lectures about Plagiarism

Literary Terms and Definitions
Guide to Grammar & Writing  
Writing Apps
Word Magic Thesaurus Apps in Education: English iPad Apps
Vocab Junkie