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Academic Support Continuity

The Office of Academic Services and Learning Resources remains committed to providing all Holy Cross students quality academic support during the College’s transition to remote learning for the Fall 2020 semester.

Academic Support - Success Coaching

Students looking for individualized academic support may sign up for 30 minute success coaching appointments with staff Monday - Friday. During one-on-one appointments, students will engage in a collaborative process of developing a personalized performance-enhancement plan. Topics typically covered in appointments include time management, study strategies, test taking tips, organization strategies, and more. The following staff members are available for success coaching appointments:

Drop-In Hours

Students can meet with staff in ASLR for Drop-In Hours to discuss a variety of topics including success strategies relating to time management, study tips, and more!

One-on-One Peer Tutoring

Individual tutoring through the STEM+E Workshop will continue through the remainder of the spring semester. Students enrolled in intro and upper level scientific and quantitative courses, including accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, and computer sciences, physics and psychology may sign up for a tutoring appointment online. Students will meet with a tutor simultaneously online. The STEM+E Workshop will open on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

 

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)  for CHEM 181 and CHEM 221 

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) for students enrolled in CHEM 181 and CHEM 221 will continue with a revised format. Students will be invited to participate in weekly online interactive review sessions with their Peer Assistance Leaders. Students will work through practice problems and have opportunities to practice learning strategies designed to help with success in chemistry. Information on how to participate in these sessions will be communicated directly from the PAL and posted on the website.

 

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