Academic Resource Centre

The Academic Resource Centre (ARC) at the Umeå University Library is able to collaborate with teachers in courses regarding the following areas of academic literacy:

  • Academic writing – the writing process from brainstorming to proofreading.
  • Information searching and retrieval
  • Referencing
  • Presentation techniques
  • Study techniques, e.g., reading research articles, course books, and note taking, understanding the task

We work together with the teacher to determine what instruction format works best, e.g., lectures, workshops, or one-on-one appointments. Our focus is on the assignment and what it requires from the students. When meeting with students individually, we begin at the student's current situation and provide them with feedback and tools to move forward with their assignment. We do not provide remedial instruction to students.

How can I use the Academic Resource Centre as a teacher?

  • Establish cooperation concerning the design, integration and progression of for example information searching and academic writing in courses and programs;
  • Book lectures or workshops which connect to a course assignment;
  • Provide links to ARC´s web pages in learning platforms and information to students;
  • Inform students about ARC´s open lectures, workshops, one-on-one appointments;
  • Refresh your own skills in one or more of the above areas.

Please contact us if you have questions or would like to cooperate with the Academic Resource Centre to help students develop their academic skills.

How can I use the Academic Resource Centre as a PhD student?

  • Attend one of our lectures/workshops in academic writing, information searching or reference management
  • Book a writing tutor to discuss your text
  • Book a librarian, for example, to help you to search for material for a literature review
Erik Vesterberg