CUAA's Academic Resource Center, better-known as the ARC, is full of resources all provided to help students succeed in their academic pursuits.

As a student I think that learning outside of the classroom is an important part of success. The ARC is a really important support for that learning; it provides a place for me to sit with collaborators, or go to other students for advice, all in the library where I study so often.

Some of the helpful tools for learning are well-known; like the test-taking center for students with accommodations or the tutoring services. With the recent updates and new leadership, we thought now would be a good time to share some things you may not know about the ARC.

5. Free peer-tutoring

Do you have a class or subject matter than doesn’t come naturally to you? Sign up for a free tutoring session (or two)! Most students have used a tutor during their time here at CUAA because it is such a helpful resource. Previously students had to contact the tutor themselves and set up the meeting, but now, the ARC has all of the tutors’ availability and can set your tutoring session up instantly, just stop by and ask!

4. Open for business

Many people assume that when the front desk isn’t occupied the ARC is closed. That’s actually not true! In fact, the writing consultants in the ARC are available weekdays until 10 p.m. and the study space is open until the library closes at midnight. When the library is open, the ARC is open. Also, the ARC will soon be providing free coffee… keep an eye out (or follow your nose!)

3. Write this way!

Speaking of writing consultants, they are available at several times during the day. These faculty-selected authors are students too and will help at any point of the writing process, not just grammar at the end. You can come in for assistance on ideas, structure or just to talk about the style of your work. Click here to learn more about the Writing Center.

2. Team work is the dream work—reserve space for group work

Ever been working on a project, with a group or alone, and wished that you had more room or could talk a little louder? The ARC has a solution for that! You can reserve several rooms in the ARC, just head in and ask if it’s free whenever you need it.

1. Friendly faces

If you have any questions about the ARC and or want to learn more about their services and support, click here.


Esther Schulze

— Esther Schulze is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Art. She will graduate in 2020.

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