Mason has a variety of resources that can assist you with becoming a stronger scholar and more engaged student. Often students find themselves confused about how to write, what it means to paraphrase, and how to properly cite. Sometimes students find themselves referred to the Office of Academic Integrity due to lack of planning and an inability to manage their time well. They may also simply struggle with the material. There are offices on campus available and ready to assist you with the areas you are struggling with that may be impacting your schoolwork.
The Writing Center
With locations in Robinson Hall, Enterprise Hall, and the Johnson Center, the Mason Writing Center provides free tutorials to assist Mason student in various aspects of writing. Information and appointments can be scheduled by visiting the following link: writingcenter.gmu.edu.
If you are struggling with academic skills beyond writing, Learning Services provides a variety of academic skills workshops, coaching, and a tutoring program. Information can be found by visiting the following link: http://caps.gmu.edu/learning-services
No longer just a place to find books or research old documents, the staff in the University Libraries offer a variety of workshops and online tutorials aimed at helping you become a better researcher and scholar. Information regarding their workshops and services can be found by visiting the following link: http://library.gmu.edu/
Office of Research Integrity and Assurance
When working on a research project, particularly those that require institutional review board approval, it is important that you have a clear understanding of what the requirements are related to successful and ethical completion of the project. The Office of Research Integrity and Assurance is a valuable resource for gaining a greater understanding of the meaning of integrity around specialized research topics. Information on how they can be of assistance can be found at the following link: http://oria.gmu.edu/about-us/