The Learning Resource Center
The mission of The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is to provide assistance to all students to enable them to develop needed study skills and to reinforce knowledge aimed at improving classroom performance. As a resource center, the LRC offers opportunities to all students by providing additional sessions in study and critical thinking skills as well as test-taking strategies. Students also learn how their acquired skills and knowledge impact their program completion and continued enrollment. The LRC includes the Writing Center, Peer Tutoring assistance, and the Math lab.
Writing well is important in all academic disciplines and careers. Located in the Learning Resource Center (Room 209), the Goodwin College Writing Center provides resources and support for writers of all levels and abilities and across all academic disciplines. Students receive assistance with writing assignments and papers from an essay in the first year to more advanced writing in later terms. The Writing Center helps students from brainstorming an idea to polishing and perfecting the final draft, including: determining the controlling idea or focus; structuring evidence for the most effective presentation of ideas; expanding an argument; creating effective introductions and conclusions; using APA or MLA styles with confidence; and gaining confidence as a writer. Students do not need an appointment to visit the writing center. Instructors and Peer Tutors are available throughout the scheduled hours. Appointments are available outside regularly scheduled hours to accommodate students whose work or school schedule do not allow them to attend during regular times. To schedule an appointment or speak with the coordinator of the Writing Center, call 860.913.2064, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text message to 860.816.1848.
The LRC is staffed by trained Peer Tutors who are continually encouraged to update their teaching skills and strategies through in-service training sessions. Students who utilize the peer tutoring services are either self-referred or are referred by their instructors. Students may request tutoring by contacting the Assistant Dean of Student Services. The standards maintained by the Peer Tutoring program are consistent with those of the New England Peer Tutor Association (NEPTA), a regional organization in which it has membership. The LRC is also committed to the principles of the national organization, College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), which processes all applications for Certification/Re-Certification.