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WRIT 151: Writing Studio: ARC: Academic Resource Center

This is an introduction to the way we find academic resources.

Meet Our Staff: Paula Jawitz

Reading and Study Specialist

“The strategies I teach are individualized to each student’s unique cognitive style, strengths and weaknesses, and the demands of their major and current project,” says Dr. Paula Brooks Jawitz. Dr. Jawitz provides students with individualized strategies to read, understand and remember content for exams, and plan your time to ensure that you get your assignments completed and be able to sleep, eat, and socialize. Come take control of your learning! 

Paula Jawitz, Ph.D.

Meet Our Staff: Barbara Gentry

Reading and Study Specialist

“I believe all students have the ability to succeed, and I’m passionate about helping each student develop the tools necessary to unlock his or her potential,” says Barbara Gentry, one of the center’s study and learning specialists. “I work with individuals to develop skills in test preparation, project completion, note taking, reading comprehension, and time management.”

Barbara Gentry

Ringling College of Art + Design Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides a variety of services to Ringling College students, including writing assistance, test preparation and study skills instruction, help with English as a Second Language and time management. 

"We know you work hard—in the studio, the lab, the library—to make your creative dream a reality. Our job at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is to help make those busy days and late nights as productive and stress-free as possible. We are here to empower you to make the most of your Ringling College education, whether that means improving upon existing skills or developing those that may need a little more attention. Our staff will work with you one-on-one to provide customized instruction and guidance in the areas of time management, writing, reading, and test preparation. A service for all Ringling students, the ARC also arranges disability accommodations to ensure everyone can take full advantage of their Ringling College education and life on campus. Basically, we help you make the most of your time here at Ringling College."

How We Can Help


Here is a description of services offered at the ARC to provide academic support each semester. To make an appointment for any of these services, please click on the “Make an Appointment” link to the right. 

Test Preparation

Prepare for tests/exams using study tools, tips, memory devices and practice questions.

Time Management

Organize and prioritize your schedule to make sure you have time to study, socialize and create.


Work with peer writing consultants for help on all aspects of writing.


Improve reading comprehension and speed by developing strategies that work.

Contact Us


Academic Resource Center

Alfred R. Goldstein Library, 2nd Floor - Room 211


Make An Appointment

Make an appointment here. You can make appointments related to the Academic Resource Center, Disability Services, or the Writing Center

Spring Semester 2021: Goldstein Library Hours

The Goldstein Library will resume regular staffed hours for the Spring 2021 semester on January 25, 2021. The Goldstein Library remains open only to current students, faculty, and staff through Ringling College ID card access.

The building, computer lab, and library services hours for the Spring 2021 semester are:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Kristina Keogh at or 941-359-7582.