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.

This Fall term we will run our lunch lecture series called, Say Hello to the Writing Process. In September and October, lectures are held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 - 13:00 in the Balcony area in the University Library. Come to one lecture or all of them. You do not have to sign up in advance.

Whether you are an undergraduate, a master's student or a PhD student, you can turn to the ARC with your questions about academic skills.

Are you a distance student?

We can certainly help you via Skype, e-mail or by phone.

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 on Thursday afternoons. 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, feedback on a presentation, help with strategies for note-taking and reading. 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 closed for summer until 29 august

ARC Calendar

August 2016

29 August at 09:00–15:00

Academic Resource Centre opens!

Other Do you have to read, write or present in English? Would you like to receive some feedback? Our services might be of interest to you. The Academic Resource Centre is open to all Umeå University students from the undergraduate level to the PhD level.

September 2016

6 September at 12:15–13:00

What is the Academic Writing Process?

Lecture Writing is a process, a recursive process rather than a linear process. This lecture guides you through the different stages in the writing process: Planning, Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing and Proofreading. Working through the writing process can help you to become a better writer and make the task of writing less challenging.

8 September at 12:15–13:00

How to Better Plan and Manage your Time

Lecture At first deadlines always seem so far away. There’s always plenty of time. Planning ahead and managing your time when writing your paper can actually save you time. This lecture shows you different strategies to help you with time management so you can avoid leaving your paper to the last minute.

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Opening hours

Academic Support Walk-in Service starts again September 8th.

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

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

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