CADETS

Organizing Your Personal Narrative Essay

  Welcome to the start of a new school year! The start of a new academic semester often brings periods of “getting-to-know-you” activities and assignments.  Chances are this September you will be asked to write a personal narrative essay for an English class.  Not only does this allow your...
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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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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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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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