COVID-19 UPDATE: SOAR THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING PAGES

Time Management and Academic Success                                     Social, Emotional, and Mental Wellness

If you have recommendations for helpful apps or tips that you think we should add to either page, we'd love to know about them! Please send a link, a description, and a "promo pitch" to SOAR@dickinson.edu.
Let's SOAR through these new experiences together! 

HANDS-ON-HELP

In addition to the calendars and many tips on time management, study skills, distraction-blocking, note-taking, test-taking, and more that you’ll find below, students can attend a Zoom Academic Success Workshop at 12:15 on most Thursdays. Check out the schedule to pick the session that’s right for you. Click this Access Workshop link to attend! 

If you would also like a one-on-one time management session with a time management strategist, you can arrange for one by emailing your availability to SOAR@dickinson.edu. If you are in need of tutoring, you can find more information and fill out a request form on the Peer Tutoring page.


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.


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? Much of students' success on tests comes from the study habits they form. The Study Strategies Workshop can help you start the semester off right, and so can the study skills handouts and apps that you'll find on this site.


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!