Academic Resource Center
A rigorous academic program requires students to have the right tools, skills, and expert assistance when questions arise. In the Academic Resource Center (ARC), our mission is to provide all three. Kent’s motto – Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, and Self-Reliance – speaks directly to our work in the ARC. We encourage students to set their own goals and find new ways to organize and prioritize their academic lives.
The Academic Resource Center is available for all Kent students who want to schedule a study or writing conference. Some of the services we offer include:
- guiding students to develop effective reading and note-taking skills, study strategies for homework and tests, and improved time management
- teaching students how to set academic goals and helping them achieve their goals through specific action plans
- providing feedback throughout the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to drafting and revising
- helping writers clarify their ideas and reach a clear understanding of what they want to say
Located on the 2nd floor of the library, the ARC is open at two different times each day. During the academic day, students schedule 1:1 meetings with teachers who provide study tips, learning strategies, time management techniques, and more. During study hall, teachers offer feedback for all types of essays at any stage of the writing process.
Students can schedule an appointment, or teachers and advisors may refer a student for required visits. Best of all, ARC services are offered to all Kent students free of charge.
Through our jobs program, Peer Tutors are also available on campus during study hall. These students are vetted by our academic departments and trained by library and ARC staff before taking on this highly responsible job. Peer Tutors currently assist in research, writing, math, languages, and the sciences. In addition, students can always meet with Kent faculty during conference periods and study hall for content-area assistance.
To learn more about the ARC and academic support at Kent, please contact Bethany Booth, Academic Resource Center Director.
Accommodations and Accessibility:
Because Kent strives to provide equal access to all School programs and services in compliance with the ADA, students with physical disabilities and/or learning differences are encouraged to seek support from the School to bolster their success. Students and their guardians should submit all supporting documentation for the student’s physical and learning needs to Christina Memoli, Director of Studies, in order to request accommodations. A Learning Specialist will then evaluate the student’s documentation with the purpose of creating a learning support plan. College Board, ACT, and other standardized testing accommodations require a separate application and approval process to the Kent-specific accommodations described above. For questions regarding internal and external accommodations, please contact Christina Memoli.
Students with accommodations are strongly encouraged to schedule ARC appointments to learn about resources and supports, including assistive technology, that are available at Kent.