The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at KGI aims to support your academic progress and help you sharpen your written and verbal communication skills. The Academic Resource Center offers FREE appointments with friendly, experienced tutors to all registered KGI students. Tutors are available to help you with various academic issues that range from strengthening the quality of your writing and developing effective study strategies, to clarifying and reinforcing concepts in course material.

Location: 535 Building, Office 21

How can an ARC tutor help you?

Writing

  •   Answer your questions or respond to your concerns about your paper
  •   Point out areas that may need improvement – spots that are unclear, repetitive, or irrelevant
  •   Help you clarify your audience, argument and purpose
  •   Comment on the effectiveness of a paper’s structure
  •   Identify patterns of error in sentence structure or grammar
  •   Refer you to resources for improving your writing
  •   Help you plan and practice giving presentations
  •   Help you with strategies for effective reading and notetaking for writing
  •   Help you format your writing according to proper manuals of style
  •   Review resumes and other documents relating to job applications, fellowships, grants, etc

Types of writing projects that tutors can help with:

  • Response papers
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Scripts for individual and group presentations
  • Papers for individual or group projects/presentations
  • Argument-driven writing
  • Fellowship applications

Course Material

  • Break down and reinforce course material that you are having difficulty with 
  • Review your course notes to identify problems with organization or gaps in important material
  • Help you understand mathematical computations and formulas
  • Quiz you on course material prior to exams
  • Refer you to additional study material and resources 
  • Work with you to devise a study plan
  • Help you with strategies for effective reading and note-taking

Resources

The ARC has a collection of manuals of style/writing handbooks and study prep books available for student use. This collection will continue to expand as more materials become available.