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Support Services

Please contact Academic Services and Learning Resources by phone at 508-793-2713 to schedule an appointment or for information about the following academic support services, which are available free of charge to current students.

Individual Learning Assistance


  • Assessment of your individual learning style
  • Evaluation of your current reading and study strategies
  • Guidance on effective time management
  • Accommodations for learning differences and ADD/ADHD are handled through Disability Services

Academic Workshops

Academic Services and Learning Resources offers a variety of free academic skill building workshops. The complete Spring 2019 schedule, as well as a description of each workshop appears below. All workshops are free and open to all Holy Cross students.  Sign up below by clicking on the title of the workshop. 


Wed. 30th 4:30-5:30pm | Hogan 408(9) Plan for Success!



Tues. 12th

4:00-5:00pm | Hogan 320 Academic Life Hacks: How to Save Time and Energy!
Thurs. 21st 4:30-5:30pm | Hogan 320 Study Smarter, Not Harder!



Tues. 12th

4:30-5:30pm | Hogan 320 Re-Motivate and Finish the Semester Strong!
Wed. 27th 4:30-5:30pm | Hogan 406(7) I Can't Remember What I Just Read!



Wed. 10th

4:30-5:30pm | Hogan 406(7)

Group Project Survival Guide

Thurs. 25th 4:30-5:30pm | TBD Countdown to Finals: Creating an Effective Study Plan


Current programs include:

Plan for Success!

Start your fall term off on the right track.  This workshop will take you through the important steps of planning and organizing your studies for the new semester along with some general tips to jumpstart your success. Please bring your syllabi for your courses and your planner for this interactive seminar.

Academic Life Hacks:  How to Save Time and Energy!

Ever wonder if there are ways to improve your efficiency? In this workshop you'll learn about some of the cool internet extensions and apps that will help you hack your academic life and improve your time management. Save time and energy by learning some of the best school-related hacks.

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!

Re-Motivate and Finish the Semester Strong!

What is preventing you from achieving your academic goals this semester? What motivates you when the going gets tough? Learn strategies to get and stay motivated so that you can make a strong finish to your semester. 

I Can't Remember What I Just Read!

Reading comprehension and retention are different. Have you ever read a textbook or an assigned reading that you simply cannot remember ANYTHING about afterwards? This workshop will teach you strategies to focus your attention and get more out of the time you spend reading every day.

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!




Assistance with Research Papers

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) 

Enrolled in chemistry? PAL is a series of free, collaborative twice-weekly review sessions open to all students enrolled in CHEM 181: Atoms & Molecules and CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry 1. The sessions are led by peer assistance leaders, strong chemistry students who have previously taken and succeeded in the course.

The Writer's Workshop

Hosted by the Center for Writing, the Writer's Workshop is a valuable resource for help with writing in any academic course.