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Webster Community Invited to Attend Virtual Freshman Writing Award Ceremony

April 17, 2020

The Freshman Writing Award celebrates academic excellence in writing. It honors two students – a first place winner and a second place winner – each spring. These students must be freshmen during the Fall semester preceding the award and must have written their nominations for a Webster course during the applicable Fall semester. Beyond those details, there are no limitations on the types of written works that may be submitted for the award.

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Academic Resource Center: Peer tutoring and writing support

April 08, 2020

Academic supports and services have remained available to students, faculty, and staff throughout the many changes occurring this semester. With recent changes in federal and University guidelines with regard to Student Employment, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is happy to announce several peer tutors and writing coaches are back to work and available to support students.

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Update: ARC Supports and Services Remain Available

March 19, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available to support faculty and students as we move all St. Louis and US Metro classes – as well as classes at many of our non-US campuses – online. Due to the need to continue to cut down on person-to-person interactions, the physical Academic Resource Center (ARC) is closing until it is safe to return to normal operations. While the physical ARC is closed, the core academic support resources and services – academic counseling, ADA services, assistive technology assistance, tutoring, and writing – remain available to faculty and students.

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Writing Center Resources: Online and in-person

February 10, 2020

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Students get support and feedback on every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to how to use a citation properly, they also offer writing assistance through the OWC to graduate students, online students, or students at extended or international campuses. The Writing Center also has friendly coaches to give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Submissions Now Open for Freshman Writing Award Competition

December 04, 2019

Submissions are being accepted for the annual Freshman Writing Award competition. This competition is designed to encourage and recognize excellence in student writing and to help foster a culture of writing at Webster University. Submissions must be written during the Fall 2019 semester, be 500 words minimum and written in English. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

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Writing Center Resources for Students

September 23, 2019

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. The Writing Center encourages undergraduate students to use the face-to-face Writing Center. Students get support and feedback on every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to how to use a citation properly, they also offer writing assistance through the OWC to graduate students, online students, or students at extended or international campuses. The Writing Center also has friendly coaches to give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Find out how the Academic Resource Center can help.

Academic Resource Center Ready for Students, Faculty this Fall

August 06, 2019

A new Fall semester approaches, and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is looking forward to working with you and your students! Please reach out to us with any questions you have and/or assistance you need personally or for your students. Here are hours, 10 facts, resources and contacts that will help you get the most out of the ARC.

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Hill, Bollan Win 2019 Freshmen Writing Awards

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to this year's Freshman Writing Award winners, who were celebrated at the event's 14th annual ceremony and luncheon sponsored by the Academic Resource Center. The 1st-place winner was Sarah Hill for her essay, "U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact and The Blame Game," for Kelly-Kate Pease. The Creative Writing Award winner was Jai Bollan for his essay, "The Validity of My Humanity," for Kate Parsons.

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The Writing Center and Online Writing Center is available to all students.

Writing Center Resources for Students

February 08, 2019

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center can give you feedback on your essays and help you improve your writing. We encourage you to use the face-to-face Writing Center whenever possible for real-time feedback and discussion. If you are a graduate student, online student, or a student at an extended or international campus, we encourage you to use the OWC for your writing needs. Our friendly coaches give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Cobos Appointed as New Writing Center Coordinator for ARC

October 03, 2018

Effective Wednesday, Oct. 3, Kristin Cobos will move into the full-time position of Writing Center and Online Writing Center Coordinator in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). Cobos will be meeting with many departments and individuals as part of her on-boarding and training process. Carolyn I. Brown, who previously filled the role, is now the Assistant Director of the ARC.

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The ARC serves the global Webster system and is available by phone, email, and video conferencing to all Webster students and employees.

Resources for Students, Faculty: ARC ready for Fall 2018

August 17, 2018

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is ready for you this fall! Please reach out to us with any questions you have and/or assistance you need personally or for your students. Not sure how the ARC can help you and your students? Our 10 Facts to Know about the Academic Resource Center is a quick-access guide to all the support it can offer.

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Click the link below for a full infographic on Writing Center usage.

Faculty Referrals Help Students Use Writing Center Resources

June 12, 2018

The Webster University community used the Academic Resource Center’s (ARC’s) Writing Center and Online Writing Center more than 2,000 times during the 2017-2018 academic year, with graduate students and undergraduate freshmen being the largest users, in part thanks to faculty recommendations about these services. The accompanying infographic highlights key usage statistics for the year.

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Congratulations to Freshman Writing Award Winner Cheyenne Davis and Honorable Mention Anna Rickard

Davis Wins Freshman Writing Award

April 18, 2018

Students, faculty, staff, and the administration celebrated outstanding student writers at the Freshman Writing Award ceremony and luncheon. The first-place winner was freshman Cheyenne Davis for her essay, “Webster Groves: A Community of Gardeners." Anna Rickard received honorable mention for her essay “Recovery and Resistance: An Analysis of Survivors’ Role in Remastering Trauma.” This year winners were awarded educational grants to be used for textbooks or any academic expense of their choice.

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