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The ACS Style Guide by
Call Number: Ref. QD 8.5.A25 2006
The Third Edition is the definitive source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts.
Scientific Style and Format
Call Number: Ref. T 11.S386 2014
8th ed. of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) style manual.
The Scientist's Guide to Writing by
Call Number: T 11.H43 2016
This manual explains essential techniques that students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scientists need to write more clearly, efficiently, and easily. - cover
Write Like a Chemist by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2008
This online guide is for anyone who wishes to write about chemistry for a professional audience. It is specifically designed to help students transition from the writing skills required in undergraduate lecture and laboratory classes to writing skills required by career chemists: a journal article, a scientific poster, and a research proposal.
ACS Advice for Career Pathways and Resumes
VMI Writing Center
The Writing Center
The purpose of the Writing Center is to provide non-evaluative assistance for cadets who wish to become more confident, flexible, skillful writers. Professional and peer writing consultants work with cadets in one-on-one conferences on every aspect of the writing process, from planning a paper to polishing the final draft.
215 Carroll Hall
The Writing Center offers both online and in-person services during the Fall 2020 semester. You can schedule appointments using your VMI username and password. Please be sure to attach your draft (and assignment sheet if available) to the appointment reservation.
Monday-Thursday: 0800-1600 and 1930-2230
Online consultations take place in real-time using your computer's camera and microphone. In-person consultations take place in 215 Carroll Hall. You will receive an email confirmation when you make your appointment. Your consulatant may also correspond with you by email, so check your email before your appointment.
All Writing Center services adhere to the VMI Honor Code and Work-for-Grade policies.