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West Point Writing Center

The West Point Writing Center enables cadets and faculty across the United States Military Academy to advance their study of critical thinking, academic argument, writing within the disciplines, college pedagogy, and professional communication. Through a variety of forums, especially the Writing Fellows Program, select students and faculty work together in order to research the most powerful ideas and effective practices available within composition studies, to contribute originally to high-level scholarly conversations, and above all, to enhance the resources on hand to all West Point cadets for the development of their thinking and writing.

The Writing Center also offers individual consultations in JH423 to cadets working on writing assignments for core courses; these consultations take place with more experienced peers, Writing Fellows, who have demonstrated exceptional promise as writers, teachers, and communicators. These Fellows are trained to assist their fellow cadets at any stage of the writing process, including clarifying an initial focus, developing a thesis, structuring an argument, integrating and documenting sources, or revising a draft. While Fellows will not edit or proofread papers, they do help students learn to identify and correct patterns of awkwardness and error. Their foremost goal is to engage other cadets in sustained, focused conversations that help them become skilled readers and revisers of their own writing.

For more information about the Writing Center and Writing Fellows Program, please contact:
Dr. Jason Hoppe, Director
Email: Jason.Hoppe@usma.edu
Phone: (845) 938-2198
 
COL John Nelson, Officer in Charge
Email: John.Nelson@usma.edu

Phone: (845) 938-2248

LTC David McConnell, Associate Director
Email:David.McConnell@usma.edu
Phone: (845) 938-3617

Mr. Robert McLoughlin
Assistant Director, Resources and Technology
Email: Robert.McLoughlin@usma.edu

Phone: (845) 938-3817