NEW FOR FALL 2020: SOAR THROUGH REMOTE LEARNING PAGES

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

The above pages were created to provide students with strategies and resources for the remote learning environment. If you have recommendations for helpful apps or tips that you think we should add to either page, please send them to SOAR@dickinson.edu. This is not the semester that any of us had hoped for, but that that doesn't need to prevent us from tapping into the many resources available and discovering ways to SOAR! 

Check out the SOAR Academic Success Webinar! 

What does it take to be academically successful in college – especially now that that classes are remote? What kinds of challenges are common for college students and what recommended strategies and supports can help students to overcome them? The answers to these questions and other secrets to maximizing your college academic success can be found in this recorded webinar presented by SOAR staff and veteran educators Marni Jones and John Joyce, along with SOAR Time Management Strategists Michael Murphy '20 and Olivia Riordan '21. Learn how managing your time well and being strategic about organizing your space, note-taking, studying and making good use of available resources can make all the difference in your potential to soar!. 


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 an Academic Success Workshop at 12:15 on the first and third Thursdays of each month, run by the expert staff in the Center for Advising, Internships, and Lifelong Career Development (CAILCD). For a complete schedule, check out the Workshops Flyer and pick the session that's right for you. The 45-minute workshops are hosted at https://zoom.us/j/84984238224 (Passcode: Success!)

If you would like additional assistance with time management, check out all the resources on our "SOAR Through Remote Learning: Time Management and Academic Success" page, and see how to set up a one-on-one time management/academic success guidance session with an Academic Success Strategist,

You can also get help with writing support from the Writing Center math-related support from the Quantitative Reasoning Center, and request peer tutoring or advising support from Center for Advising, Internship, and Lifelong Career Development -- all available to you remotely. 


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!