Academic Resource Center
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is located in Luther Library and offers a wide variety of academic services to help students be successful in their classes. The ARC includes the Writing Lab, Quiz Lab, Learning Lab, and Supplemental Instruction offerings. Students are encouraged to utilize these free resources to submit their best writing assignment or study alongside an upperclassman who has excelled in your academic discipline.
The Learning Lab provides students with academic support for many subjects and disciplines. The Learning Lab Consultants are current Midland students who have been recommended by faculty members because they have excelled in their coursework. The consultants will offer time for individual appointments, exam review sessions, iPad assistance, and they can discuss possible study skills strategies.Learn More
In the Writing Lab, we provide support for all writers. We believe that writing is a social, recursive process and we are dedicated to creating a culture across campus that inspires writers to learn and lead in the world with purpose. The Writing Lab Consultants will help with all aspects of the writing process. The consultants will work with you to improve your thesis, content, structure, organization, citations, and proofreading.Learn More
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a peer-facilitated academic support program that targets traditionally challenging courses to improve student success. All students enrolled in an SI class are invited to attend the review sessions. SI classes have included: Anatomy & Physiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Fundamentals of Psychology, and Accounting.Learn More
The Quiz Lab is a secure testing environment utilized by faculty and students. As the name suggests, the Quiz Lab is a place for students to take their examinations outside of class, as instructed by their professor.Learn More
Study Tracking System
The study tracking system is designed to record the number of student study hours registered each week. For example, a coach may require student-athletes to complete 6 hours of study time per week.Learn More
The Midland Bridge Program
The Midland Bridge program is designed to foster academic success for new students who did not meet our full admissions requirements. The Bridge program enhances the student’s transition from high school work to the rigor of college-level assignments.Learn More
Academic Support Websites
Here are some helpful links that students may find beneficial.
This website will provide helpful information on note taking, time management, reducing stress and much more. You can select the topics that you want to explore.
The OWL Writing Lab is a nationally recognized website. Here, students can receive 24/7 assistance with writing questions, generate APA or MLA citations and use the practice exercises to correct common writing errors. Our Writing Lab consultants are familiar with this website and can guide you through the available resources.
This link provides a blank study schedule so that students can organize their time. Proper time management is critical to success in college. This is particularly true at Midland since so many students are involved in athletics and the ARTS. Students can print this form to identify daily study hours.