ARC Writing Assistance
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers free individual writing consultations to help you:
- get started on your essay and choose a topic
- brainstorm ideas and methods for an upcoming paper
- outline and organize your writing tasks
- strengthen your thesis, arguments and ideas for your paper
- structure sentences and choose words most effectively
- document and cite sources
- revise your drafts
- improve your writing, research and/or reading skills and strategies
Please note: the ARC offers assistance to help you become a stronger writer; we do not simply proofread or edit your work.
Visit the ARC in the library (ground level, G04) to learn more about these services:
Writing Specialists and Peer Tutors
Professional Writing Specialists and Writing Peer Tutors offer writing assistance at any stage of the writing process. Writing Specialists provide expert assistance in all disciplines. Writing Peer Tutors, referred by faculty for their academic success and writing skills, are available with 24-hour notice. The ARC has both discipline-specific writing tutors (science, management, and so on) and general writing tutors.
To make an individual appointment, visit the ARC or sign up online. Make the most of your individual appointment, review your assignment and paper comments before the appointment, bring a hard copy of the assignment and your paper to the appointment along with research materials or texts, and be prepared with questions and areas you would like to focus on during the appointment.
Drop-In Writing Assistance
The ARC Peer Writing Tutors offer drop-in writing help in LIB G-04 Sunday through Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
The ARC offers workshops every semester to develop college writing, research, and reading skills. For more information, contact the ARC.
- Cardinal Cushing Library (see "Databases by Subject," "Research Guides," and "RefWorks" links)
- OWL (Online Writing Lab at Purdue University)
- OWL - Academic Writing
- Writing Commons
There are many different systems for citing sources. Always be sure to check with your professors to find out which system they prefer. From there, use the links below and follow directions. If you need additional help, come see the Writing Specialists in the ARC.