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Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Welcome to ARC!  We offer a wide variety of services to Thomas University students, including feedback on writing, workshops focusing on a variety of writing topics, self-service opportunities available on this web site and through the ARC Blackboard shell, as well as tutoring in math, biology, and other discipline specific areas.

Face to face appointments are available Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM in our Main Campus site in the Magnolia Building and 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM in the Residence Hall Study Room. 

Online tutoring is available by emailing rouzts@thomasu.edu

All students are also encouraged to take advantage of Turnitin.com. If you are interested in checking your papers for plagiarism before you submit them to your professors, please email Robin Ouzts.


ARC locations and Online availability

Main Campus location

·       Face to Face tutoring is available in the Magnolia Classroom in the Magnolia Building.

·       You can call 229-226-1621 ext. 1031, email rouzts@thomasu.edu, or stop by to make an appointment.

·       Drop-ins are welcome; however, appointments are honored.

·       Please allow 30 to 45 minutes for short papers and up to 1.5 hours for longer assignments.

CWRTE Testing Center

The Testing Center is located in Room 2 on the right hand side of the Library.  It is only opened during CWRTE administrations.

Residence Hall

Peer Tutors are available in the Residence Hall study Room from 6:00 -10:00 PM Monday through Thursday evenings during Fall and Spring Semesters.

Online

You have 2 online options:

  •  Most online appointments occur via email.  Please allow 5 to 7 business days before your deadline.
  •  Choose live chat through a Collaborate or Skype appointment.  Please contact the director at rouzts@thomasu.edu to make an online live chat appointment.

 

Additional Information about ARC

The ARC’s mission is to provide individualized instruction in writing and math to all students who are not eligible for Student Support Services. See Student Support Services to see if you qualify.


Thomas University believes the ability to express yourself on the written page and to develop critical thinking skills through math are key to your successful career and future.  Consequently, we offer writing and math tutors for specific hours each semester.

The sessions are personal and hands-on; you bring your specific work with your individual questions.  You set the agenda.

WRITING

The writing tutors will provide help not only with essays and research papers for composition courses but also with writing assignments in other classes. The writing staff is committed to providing feedback on each point in the writing process, from getting started and finding a focus, to helping students find and correct their own grammar and usage problems.

Sample questions:

Is the thesis clear?

Do I have enough supporting details?

Are my transitions effective?

Did I document my Internet sources properly?

MATH

The math tutors will assist with any basic math, algebra, calculus, or trigonometry assignments on which you need extra, individual discussion to keep you on track in the classroom.

The math tutor is the student resource for guiding you through assignments, assisting with specific math problems, and preparing you to become a more efficient thinker and math problem solver.

Come prepared to work:

Bring the specific math problem with you.

Do I need my textbook for this session?

Have I followed the problem solving method as described in the text or by the teacher?

 


 Special thanks to the University of Wisconsin at Madison Writing Center for inspiring the design and layout of the Thomas University ARC web pages.

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