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Academic Resource Center

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The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Concordia University, Nebraska provides on-campus academic assistance for all Concordia students. We are committed to helping students develop their skills in learning, academic success and personal growth in a friendly, supportive environment. All students are invited to visit the ARC for one-on-one help with: 

  • Planning and scheduling 
  • Study skills and test preparation 
  • Effective notetaking 
  • Organization 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Time management 
  • Setting goals 

Tutoring for Concordia Students

Concordia has partnered with Pear Deck Tutor to provide free tutoring and writing support to all undergraduate and graduate students. Pear Deck Tutor provides access to one-on-one, live tutoring and writing support anytime, anywhere.

Features include:

  • 24/7 on-demand tutoring
  • Highly qualified tutors
  • Interactive lesson space
  • Asynchronous Writing Lab
  • Help in any subject

Information about Pear Deck Tutor can be found in your courses by clicking the "Tutoring" link in your Blackboard course navigation.

Snapshot Of Academic Performance (SOAP)

Concordia faculty complete a Snapshot of Academic Performance (SOAP) report 3 times per semester in order to reach out to students regarding academic issues. Students are evaluated in the following areas for each class: 

  • Low academic performance (below average grade) 
  • Poor class participation 
  • Low exam performance 
  • Intermittent attendance or non-attendance 
  • Missing work 
  • Weak writing skills 

Results are shared with the ARC, advisors and coaches. Students reported with concerns in any class receive an email from the ARC inviting them in for assistance and problem-solving. Academic coaching and support are provided as well as referrals to tutoring and other campus resources as appropriate.  We encourage students, advisors, faculty and coaches to connect and problem-solve as needed. 

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity 

At Concordia, we are guided in all of our work by the values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, responsibility and respect. As a student, you are required to demonstrate these values in all of the work you do. Participating in a behavior that violates academic integrity (e.g., plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, multiple submissions, cheating on examinations or fabricating information) may subject you to disciplinary action including receiving a failing grade on an assignment or examination, receiving a failing grade for the course and/or being suspended from the university. 

Avoiding Plagiarism (from Purdue OWL) 

About Plagiarism 

How to Avoid Plagiarism (from Grammarly) 

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@cune_arc on Twitter

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Angel Hoppe

Academic Guidance & ADA Counselor

402-643-7377 Link Library 142

Matt Myers

ESL Coordinator, Tutoring & Writing Center Coordinator

402-643-7365 Link Library 137

Sue Showers

Academic Resource & Disability Support Services Coordinator, Director of Master of Education in Special Education

402-643-7187 Link Library 143

Helpful Links and Resources


Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers global support through online reference materials and services for creating citations, cover letters, major-specific writing help, and general writing advice.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)

Time Management

Time Management

Preparing for the Semester

Weekly Goal Setting

Time Management Calculator

Time Management with Tomato Timers

Study Tips

Study and Planning Tools and Advice for College Students

Research-proven Study Strategies

Do your favorite study strategies actually work?

Reading Strategies

Planning for the Next Exam

SQ3R Method

6 Strategies for Effective Learning

Taking Notes

Highlighting Tips

Cornell Notetaking Method


Organizing Electronic Files

Long-Term Assignment Planning

Assignment Planner

My Homework Planner App

Other Helpful Links

Focus Mate is for people who struggle with motivation to get work done.  It is virtual coworking to help you stay focused and be productive.

Crash Course – free high quality educational videos. Over 45 courses are available on a wide variety of subjects, including organic chemistry, literature, world history, biology, philosophy, theater, ecology, and many more!

Crash Course Study Skills

Daniel Willingham You Tube channel or Daniel Willingham Tik Tok Page -- Learn how your mind works and how to use scientifically-proven study habits

Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology

Concordia’s Link Library Page


Disability Support Services

Concordia University, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students. Students with documented disabilities are legally entitled to request modifications, accommodations, or auxiliary aids that will enable them to participate in and benefit from all postsecondary programs and activities.

Learn more about Concordia's disability support services