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The Learning Centers support the classroom experience by providing individual assistance, learning technology and other resources for students, and support services for faculty. We promote a positive and confident attitude toward learning. We offer an environment designed to help students take responsibility for their learning, learn efficiently, persist in their efforts to reach academic and career goals, and achieve academic excellence. Our secondary mission is to make our resources available to staff and community. There are Learning Centers on the Roane County Campus (L-212, second floor of the Library), the Cumberland County Campus (Rm. 159), and the Oak Ridge Branch Campus (Coffey Building, F-101). Visit our web site at or call tollfree at 1-866-462-7222 ext. 4677 or 865-882-4677.

Tutoring in Math, Science and Other Disciplines - The Learning Centers provide tutoring in a variety of disciplines. Students can check the schedule for available tutors that is published on the Learning Center website, distributed around the campuses, and posted outside the Learning Centers.

Writing Help - Each center offers the following help to students: Writing consultations are available. The writing consultants (usually the director or a student writing tutor) do not edit or proofread writing assignments. When working with students, they focus on rhetorical and logical principles. Students are introduced to models of excellence in writing and challenged to think clearly and critically. We look for patterns of error and stress solid organization.

The RSCC Online Writing Lab (OWL) - It contains a number of online documents that students can access to help solve their writing and research problems. The documents include brief instructions for writing essays in various rhetorical modes, along with student samples; guidelines for writing research papers; help in using MLA style and quotations; tips for conducting interviews and for keyboarding; help with organization and writing introductions and conclusions; and information on conducting research on the Web. The OWL also includes a wealth of information for faculty, including links to other OWLs and professional sites across the country and to Web assignments.  It can be accessed at

Online Tutoring - The Learning Centers also provide free online learning assistance for Roane State students through SMARTHINKING.COM. SMARTHINKING provides online tutoring in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, Accounting, Economics, Introductory Finance, Spanish, and Statistics. Students will log in with their complete RaiderNet email address ( for username and R# (including capital R) for password.

Group Study Rooms - Students may sign up to use one of the Group Study Rooms located on the Roane County, Oak Ridge or Scott County campus.

Computer Use - Each center is equipped with computers that have Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Microsoft products. Center staff members provide free basic computer instruction. It is not necessary to make an appointment to use a computer. The centers also provide RaiderNet access.

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