Academic Resource Center
Assistance in many skills areas necessary for academic achievement through individual consultations and workshops.
Location: Leavey Center, Suite 335
Telephone number: (202) 687-8354

The Writing Center
Assistance in organizing and writing papers.
Location: 217A Lauinger Library (next to the Midnight Mug)
Hours: varies by semester, check website for details
Telephone number: (202) 687-4246

Georgetown University Math Assistance Center
Assistance in Math 001, 006, 007, 035, 036, and 040.
Location: St. Mary’s Hall, Third Floor (Math Lounge)
Hours: varies by semester, check website for details
Telephone number: (202) 687-6214

University Information Services (UIS) Help Desk
Assistance with computer-related issues/needs, as well as GU phone and email services.
Location: G-39 St. Mary's Hall
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Telephone number: (202) 687-4577

Lauinger Library
Students, faculty, or staff may schedule a Research Consultation to discuss a research topic, to develop a search strategy, and to examine relevant resources. Librarians offer an overview of and in-depth assistance with important resources for senior or master's theses, dissertations, papers, and other types of research projects. To learn more about other resources the library has to offer, including a media editing room, and interlibrary loan, watch the virtual Lauinger Library tour video
Telephone number: (202) 687-7452


Intellectual Challenges in American Academic Writing

  • There are some intellectual challenges that all students are faced with when writing. Sometimes these challenges can almost seem like contradictions, particularly when addressing them within a single paper. For example, American teachers often instruct students to:

  • Develop a topic based on what has already been said and written but write something new and original

  • Rely on experts' and authorities' opinions but improve upon and/or dsgree with those same opinions

  • Give credit to previous researchers but make your significant contribution

  • Improve your English to fit into a discourse community by building upon what you hear/read but using your own words and your own voice

Source: The Purdue Online Writing Lab 


Understanding plagiarism and Proper citation procedures

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