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Night Against Procrastination, Thursday 4/19

What: A night for cadets to get help with brainstorming, writing a thesis, revising, citing correctly Where: Carroll Hall 215 When: Thursday, April 19th 1930- 0030 Come for help on papers, blog posts, or PowerPoints during the last push to the end of the semester.  Pizza, coffee and door...
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CADETS

Writing Pitfalls: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Modifiers are words or phrases that describe another word. Dangling modifiers do not clearly modify a word in a sentence.  What ends up happening, then, is something like the picture to the right. Take into account the following questions when you attempt to identify dangling modifiers: What is the...
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ePortfolio Workshop for All Cadets: Create an effective online presence

You’ve spent countless hours creating your ePortfolio for classes here at VMI.  Now it’s time to learn how to take that hard work and apply it beyond the classroom.  Work smarter, not harder by creating a website that can be used when you leave VMI and begin applying for...
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CADETS

Sentence Variety

Recently, I saw a paper in which an entire two paragraphs basically read as follows: The purpose of this article was to inform.  The audience of this article was the general public. The subject of this article was the Ebola outbreak. And on and on. There are several ways...
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CADETS

Writing a Lab Report

During your tenure in college, you may be asked to write a lab report at some point.  Lab reports are often used, with some variance, in all of the sciences including chemistry, biology, psychology, physics and engineering.  Your professor will likely give you a guideline to follow as well...
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