Academic Resource Center (ARC) Policies

THE ARC IS a collaborative learning center: you can bring your questions and concerns about paper assignments, and tutors help explain general concepts that you apply to your own work during the session.

THE ARC IS NOT an academic "muffler-repair shop": we do not put your rough drafts or homework "up on the rack" and tinker with them "while you wait."

Homework Assignments
ARC tutors do NOT do your homework. They do not even "check" your homework. However, they will encourage you to demonstrate your understanding of a concept and explain a concept from generic examples from your textbook when you are having trouble understanding. They will also sit beside you and ask guiding questions as you do your work.

Editing & Proofreading
The ARC writing tutors do not edit or proofread your paper. Instead, they ask questions and offer suggestions for improvement with developing and organizing ideas the priority over grammer and usage. You should not wait until a day or two before your writing assignment is due to make your appointment, so that you aren't shut out or don't have the option of a follow-up.

Documenting Sources
Tutors do not check or edit in-text citations, reference pages, works cited pages, or bibliographies. Instead, they help you identify and use resources so that you can cite correctly in your texts and develop reference pages, work cited pages, or bibliographies. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WORK.

"Follow-Up or Standing" Appointments
If you wish to meet with a tutor again for a paper or on a weekly basis for a particular subject, please schedule your next appointment after attending your current appointment.

Tutor Requests from Non-WU Students
The ARC does not provide or recommend tutors to anyone who is not currently enrolled in programs or courses at Wheeling Jesuit University.

Tutoring Requests for Courses Taken at Other Institutions
ARC tutors do not provide tutoring for courses taken at other institutions.