Academic Resource Centre (ARC) - for a successful academic experience
Do you have to read, write or present in English? Would you like to receive some feedback? The following services might be of interest to you.
Self help - step by step
- Read the information available here on our webpages. There are many links to useful web resources in English.
- Visit us at the Academic Resource Centre
- E-mail your questions to the Academic Resource Centre, please use the contact form.
- If you need more assistance, then you can schedule an appointment for a one-on-one writing tutorial or feedback on a presentation.
The Academic Resource Centre's lectures
These lectures must be signed up for in advance. Sign up for the lectures via the specific calendar event. At the top of the right-hand column there is a link to the Calendar where you can sign up.
Academic writing in English - some helpful, general guidelines
This lecture focuses on writing effective paragraphs, problems with sentences, word choice and proofreading. This lecture does not address: how to write the different sections of a paper, citation style, referencing, paraphrasing.
Giving a presentation in English - some helpful, general guidelines
This lecture focuses on structure, language and techniques used in presentations. This lecture does not cover: instruction of how to use PowerPoint, slide formats, instruction in pronunciation, specific presentation situations.
Reading a research article - some helpful, general guidelines
This lecture walks students through reading an IMRAD article (briefly addresses source-based articles) and covers the importance of keeping a note-taking system.