Letters to the Editor

Academic Resource Center helps students

February 21, 2008

I have a variety of learning disabilities for which I receive accommodations at Georgetown. I am now in my fourth semester of working with the Academic Resource Center, and I have had absolutely nothing but positive experiences with everyone there. I disagree with the sentiments expressed in “Cura Personalis in Reverse Overdrive” (2/14/08) that students are “on their own” at Georgetown. The staff of the ARC has reached out to me many times to ensure that I am adequately coping with my workload and I am being provided with all the necessary accommodations.

I have lived through the experiences discussed in your article, and I am not denying that discovering and coping with learning disabilities is extraordinarily difficult. However, I think that I would be much worse off without the help and support of the Academic Resource Center.

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