The Academic Resource Center (ARC), provides on-campus academic assistance for Concordia students. All students are invited to visit us for one-on-one help with study skills, time management, test-taking skills, and organization. The ARC is located on the south end of the Link Library.
Tutoring for Graduates
Graduate students have access to a service called Smarthinking, which provides tutoring on a variety of subjects. Smarthinking can be accessed on each of the online courses by clicking on the Tutoring (Smarthinking) button located on the left sidebar of the course page.
Tutoring and Writing Center (Undergraduate Only)
The ARC also houses the Tutoring and Writing Center. It's located in the Link Library, Room 146. Students can find both subject-area tutors and writing tutors to assist them with their academic concerns. The Center is staffed by upper-level peer tutors, 7-10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday. Writing help is also available by appointment.
Tutoring visits are face-to-face. Students are asked to bring all relevant assignment materials, including hard copies of papers they would like to discuss, to their sessions.
Writing tutors can help you:
- Get started
- Organize your thoughts
- Develop a thesis
- Develop an outline
- Provide constructive feedback on improving your paper
- Become a better, more effective writer
They can offer guidance for all types of papers, such as:
- Research papers
- Creative Writing
Check out the links below for some great help in writing, grammar and punctuation, different research styles and formats, and tips on avoiding plagiarism!!
- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- General Writing Resources (Presented by OWL @ Purdue)
- Writing Help for ESL Students (by OWL @ Purdue)
- MLA Formatting & Style Guide (by OWL @ Purdue)
- APA Style Workshop (by OWL @ Purdue)
- APA Formatting & Style Guide (by OWL @ Purdue)
- APA Style
- Chicago Manual of Style (Purdue OWL)
- MLA: Formatting a Research Paper, MLA Style
- A Brief Tutorial on Plagiarism (from the Carteret Community College Library)
- 10 Types of Plagiarism (from WriteCheckVide)
- Plagiarism.org (This site covers what plagiarism is, ways to prevent plagiarism, how to properly cite sources, and more!)
- Plagiarism: How to Avoid It
- Plagiarism Quiz - How Well Do You Understand Plagiarism?
- Tips to Avoid Accidental Plagiarism
- Types of Plagiarism
- Write-Check Plagiarism Guide: Arming yourself with the facts is the best plagiarism prevention!
- 5 Effective Ways to Avoid Plagiarism
- Managing Your Time
- 8 Steps for Strong Time Management
- How to Manage Time, Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness (by the Penguin Prof)
- Taking Notes That Work
- Notetaking Tips (from Penn State University)
- Cornell Notetaking Method (from Learning Toolbox)
- FREE Cornell Note Forms
- Cornell Notes Video
- The SQ4R Method
- Brief and Informative Video of the SQ4R Reading Method for Textbooks
- Active Reading
- How to Use Your Textbook (for something other than a doorstop!)
- Mastering Skills in Test-Taking (Maryland Community College)
- Strategies for Tests (especially Midterms & Finals)
- Test-Taking Strategies (includes taking essay exams, multiple-choice, T/F, and managing test anxiety)
- Tips for Overcoming Test Anxiety
- More Tips for Overcoming Test Anxiety