Academic Strategy Assistance + Programs

The ARC offers a variety of free programs and services to help students refine and develop effective college academic strategies.

Academic Specialists provide one-on-one coaching and study skills assistance to students experiencing challenges in their approach to their coursework. By working one-on-one, the Academic Specialists are able to address areas specific to the student. Some common areas addressed are procrastination, managing time, how to study and prepare for tests, test anxiety and getting the most out of assigned readings.

 ARC 0101: Strategies for Academic Success, a voluntary six-week seminar for first-year students, is designed to help you enhance learning strategies and adapt to the expectations of a college liberal arts education. Each study technique discussed includes information that encompasses various personal learning styles. Topics for the seminar include how to:

  • identify and best use your personal learning style
  • dissect a syllabus
  • combat procrastination and manage time effectively
  • create notes that are good study tools
  • tackle college reading more effectively and efficiently
  • conquer test anxiety and do well on tests
  • create good study habits and be an active learner
  • become an engaged member of Emmanuel College's scholarly community

Goal setting and self-reflection are incorporated into the course as these are integral components to college success. Classes combine lectures, discussion and experiential activities.

Workshops for Academic Success, open to all students and offered throughout the semester, focus on topics to promote academic success, such as adapting to college expectations, time management, study skills, grammar and essay revision and writing personal statements.

For more information on the above services and programs, contact the ARC or visit us in LIB G-04.

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