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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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Writing Center Open to All Webster Community Members

February 21, 2018

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center gives students, faculty, and staff feedback on essays, projects, theses, dissertations, and professional articles. Students are encouraged to use the face-to-face Writing Center whenever possible for real-time feedback and discussion. Graduate students, online students, and students at extended and international campuses are encouraged to use the OWC for writing needs.

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Program designed for freshmen and transfer students who are first-generation college students, with many identifying as minorities

TAP Program Preps New Students for Success at Webster

August 31, 2017

The Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program is an intensive, 10-day residential program for Transitions students. This year, the TAP program ran July 19-28. This year’s TAP cohort experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts with 28 students engaging in a 2-credit-hour WRIT 1000: Basic Writing Workshop course that focused on writing, academic integrity and research. The program also encouraged students to delve deeper into topics of diversity, privilege and oppression.

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Freshman Writing Award competition

Submissions Now Open for Freshman Writing Award Competition

January 18, 2017

Submissions are now being accepted for the annual Freshman Writing Award competition. Please consider nominating one or more of your student's papers for this award. Submissions must have been written for a class during the Fall 2016 semester, they may be in any genre, they must be a minimum of 500 words long, and they must be written in English.  

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Participants in the 10-day program experienced everything from writing workshops and college course orientation to social activities and group projects.

TAP Preps Incoming Students for Transition to College, Success at Webster

September 02, 2016

This summer Webster's Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program assisted 37 new students for the transition to college academics and Webster University. Since 2011 this free program has helped almost 150 conditionally admitted students connect with the resources and tools they need to succeed.

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Justin Barton presents a book scholarship provided through a MDHE grant.

TAP Program Adds Service Learning Project, Preps New Students July 20-29

July 13, 2016

The Academic Resource Center is gearing up for the 2016 Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program, which will be held from July 20-29. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During TAP, students live on campus, take college courses and participate in campus workshops and activities to help them transition to university life.

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A little time with a four-legged guest helps bring stress levels down.

Vienna's Study Program Preps Students for Finals Week

May 26, 2016

At the most stressful time of year for students, the library, writing, quant and counseling center at the Vienna campus offered a coordinated program to support students, staff and faculty as they wrapped up the semester. From writing tips to words of encouragement to therapy dogs, the services allowed community members to stay focused, make room for total wellness, and finish the academic year on a high note.

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