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'd like in-person support, you can either email SOAR@dickinson.edu with your availability to meet, come to one of our SOAR Workshops (listed below), or come to our hall in Old West's Lower Level -- aka "the OWLL" -- to find a vast array of free calendars and other paper copy resources or to request one-on-one support.
In short, you can come to the OWLL to SOAR!
All workshops will be on Thursdays from 12:15-1. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch.
- Time Management and Semester Planning (February 2 - Althouse 08)
- Note-Taking Strategies (February 16, Althouse 08)
- Study Strategies (March 30, Althouse 201)
- Organization and Assignment Planning (April 27, Althouse 08)
- Test-Prep and Test-Taking Strategies (May 4, Althouse 08)
(To RSVP, email SOAR@dickinson.edu)
If you're a faculty member, here's where to find a SOAR Syllabus Statement and Tips for you.
And if you are need of academic supports due to a disability or an injury, go to Access and Disability Services.
All Dickinsonians are welcome to watch the recording of our webinar "Helping Students SOAR to Academic Success through Strategies, Organization, and Achievement Resources" (offered as a part of a series for parents, but actually directed towards students).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Advising, Tutoring, Writing, Math, & Science Support
Unsure about which classes to take or what major to pursue? Need academic help with a class or assistance with writing a paper? Here's how to get support in all of these areas!
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!