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Faculty Resources

The AARC has a long history of working with faculty members to support the institution’s high standards. As previous faculty members ourselves, AARC’s management team understands the importance of students developing these mentoring relationships. We like to say that we're No. 2 because the professor is always No. 1! We appreciate when faculty members refer students to us who are in need as well as students to serve as tutors.

Request a Class Visit

If you have a tutor assigned to your course, check with them first. Otherwise, let us know if you’d like a five minute introduction to the AARC by a student tutor.

Request a Tour

We encourage you to bring students by the AARC to acquaint them with our services and our people! To arrange for a tour, submit an online AARC tour request.

Workshops and seminars for your students

Make use of the AARC’s versatile workshops and seminars to provide your students an academic boost. Because time slots are limited, we recommend completing the AARC Workshop and Seminar Request form at the beginning of the semester. Once the form is processed, you will receive confirmation and the workshop or seminar’s on-campus location.

Note: Slots for fall 2019 are filled, and the request form is closed. The request form will reopen in December for spring workshops.


  • The Road to Student Success: Learning Strategies (50 minutes) - An overview of skills that will help students start strong
  • Take Off! Starting Your Semester Right (30 minutes) - Includes information on time and stress management as well as study skills
  • Make Studying Work (30 minutes) - Highlights effective reading strategies, deep learning, retrieval practices, test preparation and dealing with academic stress


  • Content Specific Seminar (30 Minutes) - Contact the writing program director to build a content-specific workshop for your class. Content-specific writing seminars could include formatting, grammar and content building.
  • Three Ways to Improve Your Writing (30 minutes) - Focuses on the three biggest mistakes students make in freshman writing
  • Get Specific! Abstract and Concrete Language (30 minutes) - Reviews the difference between being abstract and concrete and provides strategies on avoiding abstractions
  • The Writing Process (30 minutes)- Reviews the steps of the writing process and how those steps will produce better writers
  • Active Reading (30 minutes) - Discusses how to read actively for college courses
  • Run-Ons, Fragments and Comma Splices - Oh My! (30 minutes) - Brief overview of the rules for commas and sentence building
  • Elements of the Genre: Fiction (50 minutes) - Reviews the basic elements of the fiction genre

If you have any questions, contact Kay Winfield, AARC writing and workshops program director, at or by phone at 936.468.1542.


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First Floor

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 13055, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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