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Writing Center

Dalyn Luedtke, PhD
Associate Professor of English
Director, Center for Writing

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Dakoda Bailey is the director of operations for the Criminal Justice Student Association on campus and the first sergeant for Third Company in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. Along with two fellow classmates, he received the Library Prize for the Best Student Scholarship in the junior-level non-technical category for a paper entitled, “Perceptions of Criminal Profiling and its Effectiveness in Law Enforcement.” Dakoda is on track to graduate in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and commission as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.   

Spencer Duhamel is a junior English major, with minors in both French and writing, from Manchester, NH. Besides academics, he is on the varsity baseball team at Norwich University.  Following graduation, he wants to go to law school and pursue a career as a corporate attorney.

Anissa Garnsey is a junior here at Norwich University and a member of the Corps of Cadets. With an Athletic Training major, she looks forward to helping others and furthering her education after graduation. Anissa is also pursuing a commission into the military after her time here at Norwich.

Lauren Lohmiller is a senior majoring in Chinese and minoring in philosophy at Norwich University. Besides being a member the Corp of Cadets, Lauren participates as a flutist in the Norwich Regimental Band. She is also a training instructor for the Military Arnis Program. Lauren is working towards commissioning into the United States Army as a lieutenant for Military Intelligence. Outside of school, Lauren’s interests include studying Latin and Hebrew, cooking and baking, as well as indulging in all types of Disney movies.  

Patrick Millington is a senior at Norwich University pursuing a BS in electrical and computer engineering. He is a member of the Corps of Cadets and will be commissioning into the US Navy following graduation. Patrick is mostly interested in assistive technology and all the subcategories associated with it (prosthetics, circuit design, embedded systems, neurology…).

Sunday: 4–7 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 1–5 p.m., 7–10 p.m.

We are located in the Reading Room on the second floor of Kreitzberg Library.

We help writers interpret assignments, brainstorm ideas, develop a thesis, organize ideas, enhance clarity, use words effectively, compose in various media, revise early drafts, pre-write, hone their style, analyze and target audiences, cite sources effectively, determine how to publish, and learn more about grammar

In other words, whether you need help brainstorming ideas for a history paper, organizing a lab report, or developing characters in your next novel, our consultants can help guide you through that process. They will listen to your concerns, ask thoughtful questions, and provide examples and suggestions tailored to your needs.

The Center for Writing is a welcoming space where Norwich’s writers—students, faculty, and staff—come together to talk about writing.

Our mission at the Center for Writing is to create a culture of writing here at Norwich. What exactly does that mean? It means we acknowledge how much writing we all do on a daily basis in professional settings, digital environments, and within our communities. The center helps make all that writing more visible through consultations, events, workshops, discussions, classroom visits, outreach, initiatives, and relationships. We believe that we are all, each and every one of us, writers and that together we can help each other become even better writers.

To support this belief, we offer free one-to-one consulting, as well as small group workshops, to the Norwich community. Our peer consultants are sophomores, juniors, and seniors from a wide range of disciplines who are trained to work with writers on a variety of writing projects—academic, creative, professional, digital—at all stages of the writing process. We help writers to:

  • Interpret assignments
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Develop a thesis
  • Organize ideas
  • Enhance clarity
  • Use Word effectively
  • Compose in various media
  • Revise early drafts
  • Pre-write
  • Hone their style
  • Analyze and target audiences
  • Cite sources effectively
  • Determine how to publish
  • Learn more about grammar

In other words, whether you need help brainstorming ideas for a history paper, organizing a lab report, or developing characters in your next novel, our consultants guide can help guide you through that process by listening to your concerns, asking thoughtful questions, and providing examples and suggestions tailored to your needs.

For instructors who would like support in their individual courses, we can provide embedded consulting during classes devoted to writing, revision, editing, or documentation. We also support Norwich faculty who want to integrate more writing into their courses or refine their existing writing assignments, exercises, and feedback. And, because faculty are writers too, we provide the space and support for faculty writing groups.

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To support this belief, we offer free one-to-one consulting, as well as small group workshops, to the Norwich community. Our peer consultants are sophomores, juniors, and seniors from a wide range of disciplines who are trained to work with writers on a variety of writing projects—academic, creative, professional, digital—at all stages of the writing process.

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