Academic Resource Center (ARC)

ARC Services

The ARC offers one-to-one tutoring to students who want help in developing the skills necessary for effective writing. The ARC approaches writing primarily as a process. Students are encouraged to bring in projects at any stage of completion -- rough notes, drafts, finished essays, graded papers -- and are offered help with any aspect of the writing process.

Here is a brief overview of what we can do:

  • Help you to strengthen your thesis
  • Help to analyze your topic
  • Work with you on all aspects of your writing process:
    • Starting to write
    • Development of paragraphs
    • Constructing sentences
    • Punctuation
    • Proofreading and editing
  • Address specific questions about writing
  • Help with style and format of papers
  • Address specific difficulties or concerns based on your inquiry about assignments and/or writing in your classes
  • Work with you on a long-term basis or on individual assignments

Tutoring Session Guidelines

  • You are allowed a maximum of one 35-minute tutoring session per day and three tutoring sessions per assignment
  • You must schedule an appointment, giving time to complete assignments

Before You Come to the Lab

  • Plan ahead: consider scheduling a tutoring appointment at least a week before your assignment is due
  • Bring your writing, books and the assignment guidelines with you
  • Be able to identify your general topic and purpose