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The Academic Assistance Center (AAC) provides services to help students navigate challenges successfully. We offer:
Individual tutoring in a wide variety of subject areas, provided by student peer tutors who are faculty approved and College Reading and Learning Association trained.
Regularly scheduled, on-going group study sessions.
Test review sessions for a variety of classes.
Student success workshops in areas such as time management, test taking, learning styles, and reading strategies.
Individualized study strategy planning.
Weekly foreign language converstaion groups.
Open math lab for walk-in tutoring (Memorial 101).
Free flashcards and handouts on study strategies for specific subject areas and for general help with note taking, learning styles, test preparation, test-taking strategies, and time management.
Need help with a web page, a presentation, or a digital video clip?
The Digital Media Center provides computers, peripherals, and printers
for developing digital media products. Staff are available to help you
learn the technology for creating materials for your class assisgnments
The Language Resource Center features a large collection of multimedia programs
that supports and promotes language study. The LRC offers software, computers,
and student staff and faculty to assist with language and computer questions.
Through the library's Librarian Live service, you can get help with research while you’re online.
After connecting to Librarian Live, type in your research questions and a librarian will chat with you. If the answer can be found on a specific web page or web site, the librarian can send you the site, or they can guide you through one of the many databases that PLU has access to over the web. Web pages and other electronic resources will open in a separate browser on your computer's desktop.
You don't need any special software, just access to the web from any web browser.
to the service, click on the yellow box located on the PLU Library
The Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library is the central multimedia learning resource center serving the entire university community. Its collections are housed and services provided in a modern functional building which has study spaces for 850 students and shelving for 500,000 books, periodicals, microfilm, and audio-visual materials. The library receives over 2,000 current magazines, journals, and newspapers. Our mission is described in the vision statement.
In addition to its general collection of books and other materials, the library has a special collection devoted to the Scandinavian Immigrant Experience and contains the university and regional Lutheran church archives. Other resources include the Curriculum Collection of the School of Education, the microfiche collection of college catalogs, maps, pamphlets, national and trade bibliographies, CD-ROM indexes, and internet access to periodical indexes and full-text journals.
The library is open
for service many hours during
a typical week in a regular term. Our staff offer expert
reference, circulation, information,
and media services. The
reference staff provides beginning and advanced library instruction
for all students. Students and faculty have rapid access to materials
which can be borrowed from other libraries through
The PLU Writing Center is a resource for all PLU writers and teachers of writing.
Because we believe that all writers, whether novice or professional, benefit
from feedback, our mission is to provide a site that fosters a writing community.
Both the online and physical Writing Centers are places for active learning,
so papers are never simply dropped off or sent for review. Instead, our services
are designed to provide feedback to writers at every stage in the writing
process. A student may bring an assignment, an idea, or a draft to the center
and consult one-on-one with trained peer writing consultants. Likewise, commuter
students may communicate with our on-line writing consultant for feedback
on commonly asked questions concerning drafting, documenting, and revising
texts. Our emphasis is on helping students become better writers, rather than
on "fixing" individual pieces of writing, so we work to make sessions as conversational
as possible. Consultants also assist in the editing process by sharing with
writers proofreading strategies, ways to identify patterns of error, and ways
to utilize handbooks and other writers' resources. We offer feedback on papers
composed for any academic discipline, as well as help with resumes, job application
letters, and graduate school applications. Both the consultants and director
are available to faculty for feedback on designing writing assignments and
on facilitating successful peer review.