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Academic Resource Center

“A very present help in trouble” – Psalm 46: 1

Mission

The mission of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is to support classroom instruction and educational skills development for the Pillar College learning community. The Academic Resource Center seeks to encourage students by identifying skill needs and providing appropriate remedial help. Through these means, the ARC contributes to the achievement of the educational goals of the Pillar mission. The ARC at Pillar College provides tutoring, study skills training, and other focused support to assist all Pillar students on their journey toward academic success.

Areas of assistance include the following:

General Etiquette:

Conventional Rules for Acceptable Social Behavior

Disability Services:

Pillar College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure that its educational programs and activities do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating against persons with disabilities in accordance with Federal and State law and College policy. Academic requirements that are justifiably essential to a student’s program of instruction are not considered discriminatory. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to receive approved modifications, accommodations, or auxiliary aids which will enable them to participate in and benefit from all educational programs and activities at Pillar College

To submit documentation requesting accommodations for disabilities, contact the Registrar’s Office: 973-803-5000 ext. 1117 or email: [email protected]

ARC Resources:

Welcome to the ARC!

Operational Objectives

The History Place, Great Speeches Collection:
The History Place covers more than 50 famous speeches from American and world speakers.

Glossary of Poetic Terms:
Features pronunciations, cross-referencing, as well as numerous examples and quotes.

Great Books Index:
From Aristotle to Shakespeare to Mark Twain, all the classics from every time period are listed here in an easy-to-use index.

Labyrinth Pedagogical Materials:
Provides links to past and current pedagogical materials.

Internet Public Library, Literary Criticism:
A public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Luminarium:
Contains English literature: early 17th century (1603-1660).

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature:
A research and reference guide maintained by Dr. Paul Reuben, Professor of English at California State University Stanislaus.

Perseus Digital Library:
An evolving digital library engineering interactions through time, space, and language.

Voice of the Shuttle:
Provides a structured and briefly annotated guide to online humanities resources and points toward the transformation of this discipline as it interacts with sciences and social sciences with new digital media.

Common Errors in English:
Concerned only with deviations from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users.

Guide to Grammar and Writing:
Search activities and guides by word, paragraph, essay, and research paper level, take quizzes, and participate in polls on the interactive site.

Yourdictionary:
Dictionaries including language, multilingual, ‘nyms & such, translation, specialty, and a highly organized search.

Virtual Salt:
The site contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices.

Englishpage:
Advanced English lessons included weekly lessons; grammar, vocabulary, verbs (and more) workshops; dictionaries, and a thesaurus.

Learn New Testament Greek:
An evolving online textbook for beginning New Testament Greek.

Practice Tests:
Your Source for Free Practice Tests! Here you’ll find a lot of resources and information about the test preparation process. Hopefully, you’ll learn the right methods of preparing for the test in your future.

Citation Machine:
Want to avoid plagiarism? Have difficulty in remembering how to use the MLA rules when citing an article from a journal on the web, as opposed to an article from a printed source? Don’t know how to cite a website or other online material? Then, let Citation Machine help you to cite your sources correctly.

Bible Gateway:
A free service for reading and researching scripture online, all in the language or translation of your choice.

Bible Study Tools:
From Crosswalk.com, it contains a Bible search, online studies, projects, encyclopedias and more.

Blue Letter Bible:
3,560,000 links onsite to over 165,000 pages of concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, images, and Bible versions.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library:
Classic Christian books in electronic format, selected for your edification. There is enough good reading material here to last you a lifetime, if you give each work the time it deserves!

Star 99.1 FM:
Our ministry partner features the best in Contemporary Christian Music.

Gospel.com:
Over 300 individual online ministries working to use technology and the Internet to reach the world with the message of Jesus Christ.

Director of Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Michael Wattkis, MBA
Director of Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Contact
Phone: 973-803-5000 ext. 1016
[email protected]

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Pillar College admits qualifying students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

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