The Academic Resource Center offers an 8-week program for refining skills and strategies essential for academic success. Based on Stephen R. Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Successful College Students, the program provides an opportunity to learn the techniques for efficient and productive learning and self-management, reading and note taking.
This non-credit workshop aims to assist students in making a successful transition from high school to college. The program follows the first-year curriculum, and through weekly classroom sessions, provides students with the opportunity to strengthen skills essential for academic excellence. Many successful students have attributed their academic achievement to this program.
- Goal setting and self management
- Organizing and using personal and study time
- Critical reading, Effective listening and Efficient note taking
- Memory and critical thinking
- Preparing for and taking tests
- Balancing academic and co-curricular activities
How it Works
Through learning style and learning-skills inventories, students discover their academic strengths and develop strategies to be more productive when studying. Students will apply techniques taught to actual class materials, such as lecture notes and reading from texts. No out-of-class work is assigned. Individual assistance is also available as needed.
A registration form must be submitted directly to the Academic Resource Center. Following summer registration, students will be placed in a workshop section compatible with their academic schedule. Workshops begin the first week of fall semester. Enrollment is limited. The workshop will not interfere with the schedule of the first year student participating in a fall sport.
- CAP 2012 Registration Form (PDF/251KB)
There is no tuition fee for Saint Anselm students. There is a $195.00 fee for materials.
CAP Participant Reviews
- "The program focused efficient work habits and personal success."
- "The classes are about real-life things, like planning for tests and essays, and to relieving stress."
- "Beginning With the End in Mind allowed me to keep a balanced perspective while working and studying."
- "Habit 7, Sharpen the Saw, helped me realize the importance of a good night's sleep in relation to my learning."
- "Habit 3, Put First Things First, helped me to get organized and prioritize my assignments and study time."
- "The synergize activity, the personal mission statement activity, and the empathic listening activity were most helpful because they introduced me to concepts I had not considered as part of my learning."
- "I have benefited most from the section Be Proactive because I learned to prepare and rehearse in advance."
- "The quadrant activity was most helpful because I realized how often I was wasting time and could be spending my time more effectively."
- ""Sharpening the Saw" was most helpful because it is the key to overall well-being and efficiency."
- "I loved the goal planning section because it helped me re-evaluate my life."
- "The quadrant activity helped me with time-management."
- "I liked learning about the different ways of studying."
- "Good ideas and helpful hints to change bad habits."
- "The program was the factor in my making the Dean's List."
- "I owe my academic achievement to the program!"