ACADEMIC RESOURCES CENTER

 

Bard College is committed to providing academic support for all students. The faculty and staff associated with the Academic Resources Center provide assistance to:

 

v       students who possess basic academic skills but who experience difficulties with the  demands of college level work, including such issues as time management, study skills, and the writing of research papers;

v       students who need tutoring in subject-specific fields in the many disciplines offered at Bard.

 

Services provided include classes, workshops, and assistance in developing new learning strategies, tutorials, and other academic advice that may be appropriate to the student’s individual needs.

 

TUTORING

Individual tutoring in writing and in other subjects can be arranged by contacting the Academic Resources Center, located in the basement of Stone Row, or by calling 758-7812, or by filling out the appointment form at http://inside.bard.edu/academicresources/tutors/. The Center is open Monday-Friday, 9-5, although tutoring sessions may be scheduled with peer-tutors for others days and times as well. Review sessions and individual tutoring for math and sciences, and drop-in hours for math and writing help are also available during the semester.  Call 758-7812 for days and times, or visit the BARC website at: http://inside.bard.edu/academicresources/. 

 

THE Q EXAM

All students at Bard College must take and pass a mathematics or computing course before graduation. In order to enroll in such a course, a student must take and pass the Q Exam.  For more information about the Q exam, contact Jan Rizzuti, the Director of Quantitative Literacy, at 758-7811, or go to http://inside.bard.edu/academicresources/academics/q_exam/.

 

SERVICES FOR DISABLED STUDENTS
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Bard College is committed to providing equal access to the College’s academic courses, programs, and activities for all students. Students with physical or psychological disabilities should register with the Academic Support Specialist in the Academic Resources Center in order to receive necessary accommodations. Forms are available at: http://www.bard.edu/admission/forms/pdfs/disability.pdf.

 

COURSES

 

Courses listed below do not satisfy area or division distribution credit.

Course

ARC 105   Writing Essays

Professor

Peg Peoples

CRN

17472

 

Schedule

Mon Wed  12:00 – 1:20  OLIN 308

This will be an intensive writing course in which we sharpen our skills at composing and revising academic essays.  Using a wide variety of texts, we will consider the process of developing an essay – from early invention through intensive rewriting – and pay special attention to supporting our claims with textual evidence.  Our focus will be the array of choices available to writers responding to complicated issues with clear, convincing arguments.  We will seek to do so not by simplifying our thinking but, rather, by using the format of the essay to capture and convey our ideas in all their complexity.  Students may sign up for this class online but must meet with the professor before finalizing registration.  On-line registration

 

Course

ARC 110 A  Grammar for Writers

Professor

Philip Pardi

CRN

17471

 

Schedule

Tu Th  4:00 – 5:20  OLIN 305

“Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world,” wrote the poet George Oppen.  In this class we will explore the twin demands of grammatical correctness and sentence clarity as we consider the choices available to writers seeking to render complex ideas with razor-sharp precision.  As we write and revise, and as we expand our range of grammatical options, we’ll consider such questions as, How does grammar relate to content?  At what point in the writing process should I worry about grammar?  When is it okay to break the rules?  How do I choose between several correct ways of expressing my an idea?  Students may sign up for this class online but must meet with the professor before finalizing registration.  On-line registration

 

Course

ARC 110 B  Grammar for Writers

Professor

Wayne Hill

CRN

17474

 

Schedule

Tu Th  4:00 – 5:20  OLIN 308

See description above.  On-line registration