About the Writing Center

The Writing Center offers walk-in consultations for all students who are enrolled in credit courses at Germanna Community College. Faculty, staff, and trained tutors are available 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.

Writing Center Resources

Writing Handouts
Writing Tutorials
Writing Modules
Citation Styles
Academic Links
Writing Apps

The following modules provide students with interactive learning opportunities. In these modules, students will watch videos on key writing topics, answer mastery questions to ensure learning, and test their knowledge to earn a certification of completion.

How to Paraphrase Effectively

This interactive module defines and demonstrates how to paraphrase properly.

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Finding Agreement Between Pronouns and Antecedents

Learn how to make pronouns agree with their antecedents in your writing.

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Write with Style: The Foundations of Sentence Structure

Learn about the elements of a sentence and creative ways in which you can express yourself through your writing.

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Demystifying Commas and Semicolons

Eliminate confusion, and master the rules for using commas and semicolons in your writing.

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Understanding Plagiarism

This interactive module defines plagiarism as well as provides strategies for avoiding it.

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Quotations: Proper Use of Punctuation

Learn the rules for punctuating quotations properly in your essays.

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Writing Center Hours

Fredericksburg Campus
Dickinson Building
Room 208

Day Time
Monday Walk-in 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday Walk-in 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday Walk-in 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday Walk-in 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday Walk-in 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Locust Grove Campus
Slaughter Building
Room 208

Day Time
Monday By appointment 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday By appointment 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday By appointment 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday By appointment 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday By appointment 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

It is highly recommended that students arrive at the Writing Center 45 minutes prior to closing to ensure that the staff has adequate time to review writing assignments. All students will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis.