Academic Resource and Writing Center

Located in the Good Library (Rooms 111 – 113), the Academic Resource and Writing Center (ARWC) offers several programs to promote independent, life-long learning for all students of Goshen College:

The ARWC assists Goshen College students with documented learning disabilities by helping students advocate for themselves and by coordinating reasonable academic accommodations.

We also provide technological assistance for students with disabilities. In addition, the ARWC refers students to local area resources for further evaluation and support.

Live Online Help – ARWC staff are pleased to be able to provide live online support to students. Contact us for details and to schedule an appointment.


Lois Martin

Lois Martin

Director of ARWC

Judy Weaver

Judy Weaver

Academic Counselor

Writing Center & Writing Mentor Program

New Writing Center Hours

The Writing Center is pleased to announce more hours of
writing support than ever before!

Drop-in help

  •  At the Library Reference Desk (near the computer lab)
  • Usually staffed from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., with shorter hours on weekends

By Appointment

  • 12-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • At the Writing Center
  • Make appointments by signing up in the Writing Center (in the Library) or email

Weekly Writing Mentoring

If you want more intensive help, you can request a writing mentor to meet you for one hour per week to work one-on-one (all semester or for a limited time). Please be sure you can make the time commitment before requesting this service.

Contact Judy Weaver: 574-535-7560 or

Or, to request a writing mentor, click here.

Try these links for some excellent writing guides:

Writing mentors: Find helpful tools for working with students at the following link:

Peer Tutoring Program

We all have challenging classes, and most of us have a class or two with which we could use some extra help. The Peer Tutoring Program helps organize peer-tutored study groups of five or fewer students who meet every week for one hour. These groups are available for GC courses only. Your professor can help facilitate forming these study groups in your class. Each semester, we have groups meeting for various subjects such as Spanish, pathophysiology, chemistry, computer programming, economics, statistics, accounting and biology.

If you would like a tutor, please contact: Lois Martin, ARWC director, at Or, to request a tutor, click here.

Organization and time management

Download and print a handy .PDF of our academic planning calendar:

2015-16 Fall Semester Calendar

We offer limited assistance with organization and time management skills. For an individual consultation or more information, please contact Lois Martin, Director of the Academic Resource and Writing Center.

For helpful tips and strategies about time management and study skills, please refer to the following webpage:

Services for students with disabilities

To be eligible to receive accommodations, a student must provide an educational evaluation completed by a licensed professional within the last three years. This documentation will be kept on file in the Academic Resource and Writing Center office. The ARWC provides a variety of services to students with documented learning disabilities. Read more about disability services.