Writing Assistance

ARC Virtual & In-Person Services

The Academic Resource Center is here to support you with your academic success both remotely and in-person. Visit WCOnline to schedule an in-person or online appointment for Peer Tutoring, Writing Assistance, or Academic Coaching (for study strategies and time management).

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ARC Writing Assistance

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers free individual writing consultations with Writing Specialists and/or Writing Peer Tutors to assist with:

  • Getting started on your essay and choose a topic.
  • Brainstorming ideas and methods for an upcoming paper.
  • Outlining and organizing your writing tasks.
  • Strengthening your thesis, arguments, and ideas for your paper.
  • Structuring sentences and choosing words most effectively.
  • Documenting and citing sources.
  • Revising your drafts.
  • Improving your writing and research skills.

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. Drop-in hours posted on the door of the ARC at the start of each semester.

Learning Commons Toolbox: Writing Workshops
The ARC Writing Specialists offer workshops each semester to develop college writing, research, and reading skills. The schedule of workshops is located on ECLearn in the Learning Commons Toolbox.

Citation Systems
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.

Helpful Resources

For more information on the above services and programs, contact the ARC or visit us in LIB G-04.

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