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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

  1. Read the information available here on our webpages. There are many links to useful web resources in English.
  2. Come to our walk-in service. Click on the light-blue banner to the right to read about this service.
  3. E-mail your questions to the ARC, please use the contact form to the right.
  4. If you would like to meet with a tutor, then you can schedule an appointment for a one-on-one writing tutorial or feedback on a presentation. Appointments are not always available the same week an appointment is requested. At the end of a term, there can be a two-week waiting period for an appointment.

ARC Calendar

September 2015

10 September at 14:00–16:00

15 September at 10:00–11:30

Endnote online - in English

Course/education

17 September at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.

24 September at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.


October 2015

1 October at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.

5 October at 13:00–14:30

Endnote online

Course/education

7 October at 15:00–16:30

What are scholarly sources and why use them for my thesis/paper?

Lecture Many students find it hard to differentiate between scholarly source and non-scholarly sources. This lecture focuses on how to identify scholarly sources and the differences between various scholarly sources. This lecture does not cover how to find scholarly sources in databases or in Google Scholar.

8 October at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.

15 October at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.

19 October at 15:00–16:30

SQ3R - a character in a sci-fi book or a helpful reading method?

Lecture This lecture walks students through a method for reading a chapter in a textbook and covers the importance of keeping a note-taking system.

22 October at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.

23 October at 10:00–12:00

Zotero

Course/education

29 October at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing and presenting.


November 2015

2 November at 15:00–16:30

How to Read a Research Paper: A Step-by-Step Guide to Make it Less Challenging

Lecture This lecture provides a reading strategy based on the purpose of the different sections in a research article.

4 November at 13:00–15:00

Paragraphs are the Building Blocks of a Paper: A Workshop to Help You Write a Focused Paragraph

Workshop This workshop is for students who have not done a lot of writing in English and would like to better understand what makes an effective paragraph.

5 November at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing and presenting.

9 November at 13:00–16:00

Write it in your own words! A Workshop for Sharpening Your Paraphrasing Skills

Workshop Paraphrasing is a skill that many students find to be both confusing and challenging. This workshop is geared towards students who feel they need more help with their paraphrasing skills.

11 November at 15:00–17:00

When in doubt, Harvard!

Lecture Referencing is a skill that many students find hard to master. This lecture/workshop focuses on how to write correct in-text citations and reference lists according to the Harvard system. This lecture does not cover plagiarism, paraphrasing and academic writing.

12 November at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.

16 November at 15:00–17:00

A Guide to Academic Writing Style: Suggestions from an Academic Writing Tutor

Lecture 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, citing, paraphrasing.

18 November at 15:00–17:00

Zotero

Course/education

19 November at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.

23 November at 15:00–17:00

So You're Giving a Presentation in English: Tips for Delivering an Effective Presentation

Lecture This lecture focuses on structure, language and techniques used in presentations. This lecture does not cover: instruction in how to use PowerPoint, slide formats, instruction in pronunciation, specific presentation situations.

26 November at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarians will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writing, and presenting.


December 2015

3 December at 14:00–16:00

Academic Support Walk-in Service

Other ARC tutors and librarian will be on hand to help answer your questions about study skills, information searching, citing information, writng, and presenting.


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2015-01-21

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Welcome to the ARC!

Contact us

Questions/book an appointment
studieverkstad@umu.se


Opening hours

We are closed from June 5 to August 31.

The writing tutors are able to schedule appointments Mondays - Thursdays.

Academic Support Walk-in Service, Thursdays 14:00–16:00

Our Walk-in Service starts again on September 10.

Read more about Academic support


Our location

The ground floor in the University LibraryWe are located here in the libraryWe are located here on campus