Academic Resource Center

What Is The Academic Resource Center?

The ARC is a free service provided to all students. Tutoring sessions are one-on-one and are generally 30 minutes to 1 hour long. Tutors are upperclassmen students who are chosen by their departments and trained in tutoring techniques. They can offer academic advice, explain difficult concepts, help with projects and papers, and act as expert study partners as you prepare for quizzes, tests, and finals.

Location: Aaron 100

Subjects Offered: Business, Christian ministries, English, history, math, music, psychology, science, study skills, test proctoring, time management, writing

How the Academic Resource Center Can Help

  • TESTS: Our trained tutors can help you study for tests and quizzes. The tutors know their subjects well and have also been trained in study techniques. Bring your books, notes, study guides, and any other study aids like flash cards with you and take advantage of a study partner who has taken the class and done well.
  • COMPREHENSION: You can meet for one-on-one help with a difficult class on a regular basis, or just once or twice. Or, if you find college textbooks hard to read and comprehend, a tutor can give you some reading comprehension pointers. If you are performing poorly on reading quizzes, bring the book to the tutor and have him or her ask questions from the chapter to prepare you for the quiz.
  • PAPERS: A writing tutor can help look over a paper draft to check for grammar issues and the development of the thesis. The tutor can also help you brainstorm and work through the various drafts. The more drafts and revision you go through, the better the end result will be.
  • INFORMATION: We also have resources like informational handouts and documentation style manuals (MLA, APA, AP, and Turabian). These resources are available any time the ARC is open. Some of the handouts are also posted in Forms and Documents in the CRIS system.
  • STUDY SKILLS AND TIME MANAGEMENT:  Tutors are trained to help with general study skills and time management. If what you’ve been doing for a course hasn’t worked well, a tutor can suggest different ways to study. Remember, the tutor has been through the class already and might have insight into how the professor tests. Tutors can also advise you about how to juggle a 36-hour, full-time college commitment.
  • TEST PROCTORING: You and your professor can also make arrangements for you to take make-up tests in the ARC. The ARC is available for this service during all our operating hours.

If you have any questions about the Academic Resource Center, please contact Karen Compton.

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