Academic Skills

On Line Workshop Videos

Study Tips Workshop (Panopto Video)
Haneen Jaara, Assistant Director of Academic Services and Learning Resources, guides you through some quick and easy tips to help you prepare for your exams!

Academic Workshops

Academic Services and Learning Resources offers a variety of free academic skill building workshops. The complete Fall 2021 schedule appears below. All workshops are free and open to all Holy Cross students.  Sign up below by clicking on the title of the workshop. 

Date Workshop Time Location

September

     
Tues.  9/7 Successful Start: Time Management 4:00-5:00pm Hogan 406(7)
Thurs.  9/23 Setting Up Google Calendar 4:00-4:45pm Hogan 401

October

     
Tues. 10/5 Study Smarter, Not Harder 4:00-5:30pm Zoom ID: 933 7094 6038
Wed. 10/20 Mastering Midterms 6:00-7:00pm Zoom ID: 963 2433 0166

November

     
Wed. 11/3 Note Taking 101 4:00-5:00pm Hogan 401
Mon. 11/8 Now, Soon Later!: Tips for Time Management and Prioritizing Tasks 6:00-6:30pm Zoom ID: 974 2824 0235
Mon. 11/29 Countdown to Finals 4:00-5:00pm Hogan 401

Past Workshops 

Time Management

Feeling overwhelmed? Not enough time in your day? Learn how to effectively manage the time in your day to get all you need done, AND still have free time to enjoy all Holy Cross has to offer. Time management is easy when you have the right tools and resources, so come see what your busy life is missing and make your schedule work to your advantage.

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

Why is it so hard to remember what you just heard in lecture or just read in your text?  It is important to get the most out of the time you put into studying.  Discover how applying "The Study Cycle" and other learning strategies can make your study time more 
effective.  Working hard and working smart are different;  come learn how to work smart and make the most out of your study time!

Mastering Midterms

Are you ready for mid terms?  Do you find yourself procrastinating a lot when trying to study?  Can you not keep up with the amount of materials with your current study schedule?  Do you pull all-nighters, cramming as much as you can the night before an important
test?  Come to this workshop to develop a study plan schedule that actually works!

Group Project Survival Guide

Group projects: A slacker's dream?  A perfectionist's idea of cruel and unusual punishment?  Whether we like it or not, we're thrown into group projects all the time (science class anyone?)-- and that's not going to change anytime soon.  This workshop will give you
tips and strategies for surviving group work.

Countdown to Finals:  Creating an Effective Study Plan 

Do you find yourself procrastinating a lot when trying to study?  Can you not keep up with the amount of materials with your current study schedule?  Do you pull all-nighters, cramming as much as you can the night before an important test?  Come to this workshop to develop a study plan schedule that actually works!

 

Request a Workshop

Academic Services and Learning Resources facilitates workshops throughout the fall semester on a variety of academic success topics. During the spring semester, we invite faculty, staff, and student clubs and organizations to submit a workshop request to assist your audience in learning more about different academic skills. Workshop topics include time management, note taking, study habits, group projects, reading strategies, and more. To request a workshop, please complete the ASLR Workshop Request form at least two weeks (10 business days) prior to the day of the desired workshop date.

Success Coaching

All Holy Cross students are welcome to engage with Academic Services and Learning Resources for individual learning assistance. 

Professional staff members assist students with the various academic challenges and transitions they may encounter throughout their undergraduate journey.

During one-on-one appointments, students engage in a collaborative process of developing a personalized performance-enhancing plan. Students learn to set academic goals, manage their time effectively, improve their study habits, and learn about different Holy Cross resources.

Teaching students to embrace a growth mindset, ASLR empowers students and helps them commit to their academic and personal goals. Students leave advising appointments with concrete action steps and strategies to use moving forward.

To schedule an appointment with a staff member please visit Dinand 204 or call 508-793-2713. Unfortunately, we are unable to take appointment requests over email.


Accommodations for learning differences and ADD/ADHD are handled through Accessibility Services.

Helpful Handouts (Learning Resources & Strategies)

The following materials will provide you with important information and exercises to help you successfully reach your academic and personal goals. We also encourage all students to schedule a one-on-one success coaching appointment with an ASLR staff member who can help guide you through any of these handouts as well as help you develop a plan for academic success.

Goal Setting

SMART Goals
Weekly Goal Reflection

Time Management

Daily Schedule
Overcome Procrastination
How To: Schedules and Calendars

Studying

Study Smarter, Not Harder - Active Studying
Cycle of Success

Test Taking

Master the Exam
Analyze Test Content