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ARC Info

Academic Resource Center Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Phone Number: 310-338-2847



We are located in Daum Hall on the 2nd floor!




This guide was created by the Academic Resource Center to help LMU students and faculty have a centralized location for writing resources.  

In the tabs above, you'll find resources to help you become a better writer. Under General Writing, there are materials for brainstorming, outlining, revising, etc.  Style and Grammar has helpful guides and activities to practice what you've learned.  Using and Citing Sources is broken down by MLA, APA, and Chicago documentation styles.  Writing in the Disciplines discusses course specific writing conventions.  Finally, Meet with a Tutor will take you to the ARC's homepage where you'll be able to make an appointment for help on your papers.

Below, you'll find a list of upcoming ARC workshops and events that are open to all LMU students.

As with everything in writing, this LibGuide is a work in progress.  Keep your eye out for updates and upcoming workshops!


Upcoming Events

Drop-in Writing Tutoring is available during Final Exam Week.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00 - 5:00

Thursday 10:00 - 2:00

At the Academic Resource Center in Daum Hall

Also, the ARC will be open 24 hours starting Monday, Dec. 8!

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @lmuarc for updates and study tips!!







Writing Workshops offered in WHH 117

Writing the Personal Statement for Graduate School    Tues 10/28 – 5:00

Organizing the Chaos         Mon 11/3 – 5:00

Are you overwhelmed with a research assignment? Learn different methods of organizing your materials to help you cope with the chaos.  Developing a detailed outline at the start reduces frantic late nights at the end.

Formulating a Thesis         Tues 11/4 – 5:00

Writing a good thesis is key to a successful paper. This workshop explains how to move from formulating a question about your topic to providing the claim and reasons for your thesis.

Argument Essay          Wed 11/5 – 6:00

Take a stand and support what you say.  Learn the essentials of argumentative writing.

Principles of Style         Mon 11/10 – 6:00

Learn how to cut the fluff, write clearly, add punch to your sentences, and other elements of style.  Turn your papers from good to extraordinary.



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