How smart of you to come to this page! Click on each section below to find a wealth of apps, planning tools, and strategic guidance, created by SOAR's Dean and Director, Marni Jones and others to support your academic success. If you're a faculty member, here's where to find a SOAR Syllabus Statement and Tips for you. 


SOAR will be hosting a TEST PREP WORKSHOP -- Free for all students

WHEN? Thursday, October 27th from 12:15 - 1:00 pm (Bring your lunch!)

WHERE? Althouse 08

WHAT? Having trouble setting a schedule? Overwhelmed by your different syllabi and Moodle pages? Are you worried about keeping track of everything you need to do? Then join SOAR to work on establishing a plan to set you up for success the remainder of the semester!

BONUS: Gift card door prize!

DO I NEED TO RSVP? Although an RSVP is not required, sending a quick RSVP to SOAR letting us know that you're planning to attend will help us to ensure we have enough handouts available. If you’d like to include a note about what you hope the session will address, by all means, do!

IS ANY PREP NEEDED? Bring a pen and a notebook to take notes, as well as something in which to put the handouts you’ll be getting.


All Dickinsonians are also welcome to watch the recording of our webinar "Helping Students SOAR to Academic Success through Strategies, Organization, and Achievement Resources." (It was offered as a part of a series for parents, but actually directed towards students.)


 


Time Management and Organization

Time Management and Organization

Many of us have difficulty prioritizing and juggling all we have to do. Discover great apps, tips, calendars and planners to assist you with time management, minimizing distractions, and developing great study habits.


Study Strategies

Study Strategies

Why study harder when you can study smarter? This page contains tips and apps that can help you block distractions, forge effective academic success habits, and tap into other campus resources.


Note-Taking

Note-Taking

If you have ever opened your notebook and realized that you did not capture all you needed to from the day's lecture, don't despair. This site and the Note-Taking Workshop will provide you with techniques to help you develop note-taking skills that will be the envy of the class.


Memory Strategies

Memory Strategies

Have a tendency to forget things? There's a lot you can do to boost your recall. The Memory Strategies Workshop and this site provide a variety of techniques to help your brain retain, including mnemonics, reading strategies, flashcard apps and computer-based games.


Test Taking

Test Taking

Have you ever sat down for an exam and become so nervous that your memory turns to mush? Have you ever changed an answer to a multiple choice question, only to find out later that you were right the first time? The Test-Taking Workshop and the tools on this page are here to help!


Writing Support

Writing Support

Whether you need help with what you've written, clarification on an assignment, having trouble getting started or looking for guidance on specific types of writing, Dickinson's Writing Center is the place to go.


Quantitative Reasoning Center

Quantitative Reasoning Center

Dickinson's Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Center supports students with nearly all coursework that involves numbers, including math, statistics, graphing, reason through problems, data visualization and data management. Schedule a tutoring session & C4 yourself!