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The Alexander Mack Library

The Alexander Mack Library enables every student to be successful in their learning and research beyond the classroom. Library programs focus on teaching students effective ways to find and use information ethically and legally, and to learn how information is created and organized.

Librarians offer individual research assistance, general orientations and customized instruction sessions. Students have access to online class and subject guides and video how-to tutorials.

They can ask for guidance at the research assistance desk in the library or schedule an individual appointment with a librarian. Help is also available online through the Mack Library’s website FAQ, by email or texting.

Academic Support, Tutoring and Disability Services

The Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center, located in the Bicknell House, promotes learning skills and personal development through academic counseling, academic advising, tutoring services, Academic Coach program, learning workshops, disability services and a transition program for selected new students. Tutors and academic coaches are peers, recommended by the faculty, paid and available upon request. Through individual sessions and workshops offered by the Center, students can enhance study habits and acquire new learning strategies, behaviors and attitudes. For further information, contact the director of academic support.

Questions regarding tutoring can be directed to the director of student outreach services and tutoring services.

Services for Students with a Disability

Services for students with a disability are coordinated by the director of the Academic Support Center. Bridgewater College is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to enrolled students with a disability to ensure equal access to the academic program and College administered activities. Prior to receiving services, students with a disability are responsible to present required documentation to the director of academic support that meets the eligibility standards set by disability services in accordance with Section 504 and the A.D.A as amended. Such documentation should be provided to the director as early as possible upon acceptance to the College. Disability services may include accommodations, academic advising, extended time on tests, books in alternative formats, academic coaching, tutoring and other accommodations as appropriate.

Questions or concerns about disability services should be directed to:

  • Dr. Raymond W. Studwell
    Director of the Academic Support Center and Disability Services and Section 504 Coordinator
    Bicknell House; 540-828-5370; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is a tutorial facility designed to improve student writing at all levels, freshman through senior, in classes across the curriculum. Trained student consultants are available afternoons and evenings to help writers plan and organize, revise and proofread, improve their grammar or document their research. Student writers are encouraged to seek help voluntarily, or faculty members may refer students to the Writing Center. Students may also bring letters, résumés and applications to the Writing Center.

Writing Center facilities are used for writing classes and special workshops as well.