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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 – 9:00 PM and 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays on our Main Campus site in the Magnolia Building. 

TU’s Online ARC services operate via email transactions.  You can send an email to 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.

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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