Oh Yes! It’s FREE! (Resource Centers)

This is a reminder of useful resource centers offered to students here at Georgia State University. There are three specific ones, which are also located on page six of the English 3120 course syllabus, I will mention. They are as follows:

  • The Writing Studio is located at Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 in Langdale Hall, room 976. Their phone number is 404-413-5840.

“The purpose of the Writing Studio is to enhance the writing instruction that happens in academic classrooms, by providing undergraduate and graduate students with an experienced reader who engages them in conversation about their writing assignments and ideas, and familiarizes them with audience expectations and academic genre conventions. We focus on the rhetorical aspects of texts, and provide one-on-one, student-centered teaching that corresponds to each writer’s composing process, especially invention and revising. We do not provide editing or proofreading services. We aim to create better writers, not “perfect papers,” so we address “works-in-progress” in tutorials, and not finished texts.”

  • The Digital Aquarium is located across from the Student Recreational Center at 101 Piedmont Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 in the University Student Center on the third floor in room 390. Their phone number is 404-413-4730.

“The Digital Aquarium is an open-access multimedia computer lab, providing high-end workstations for all Georgia State University students, regardless of their academic major. Our workstations are equipped with the multimedia production tools needed to support current and future academic programs. Resources include 3D, video, audio, graphic design and animation tools that allow students to develop music, movies, interactive media, web sites and virtual worlds and to replace traditional Word documents and PowerPoint presentations with interactive websites, DVD videos, audio CDs, and podcasts.”

  • The Instructional Technology Center is located in the College of Education Building at 30 Pryor Street Atlanta, GA 30303 on the second floor. It is open to all Georgia State University students on Monday – Thursday from 8:00 AM until 9:45 PM, Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM, and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

“Instructional Technology Center (ITC) is designed for faculty, students, and Pre-K-12educators to encourage and support technology confidence and expertise in the areas ofteaching, collaboration, and consultation.”


We all know college is expensive; take full advantage of anything that is free. I repeat, TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF ANYTHING THAT IS FREE! I have not been doing so well with utilizing these resource centers. I challenge everyone, including myself, to visit one of these campus resource centers in the week coming up.

Follow up with a comment to share your experience.

Feel free to check out their websites for more information at:

Also, I have provided a link to Google Maps for finding these centers. Each location is within walking distance from the other. The map is designed for walking purposes. The link can be found at:



3 thoughts on “Oh Yes! It’s FREE! (Resource Centers)

  1. This is great and really helpful!! The Digital Aquarium is GREAT—I’ve rented some really nice equipment entirely for free! And the Writing Center is just a fun place to be and really useful in getting some help with papers.

    1. Right! Many times college students don’t know that these resources available for free. The staff in those centers get paid to help us, so it’s best we utilize them. Not to mention, they are there for our benefit. I have promised myself that I will visit these resource centers more often.

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. I think this is a great post. I did a presentation for my sorority’s academic program that included all of these campus resources. There’s some other good campus resources that students have access to such as a language center, a math help program and free tutoring from student tutors from University Housing. Definitely look at the list of academic resources on GSU’s website if you need more ideas.

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