With Dartmouth’s short, 10-week terms and challenging course work, academics can be a considerable source of stress and anxiety. In recognition of these demands, Dartmouth has several support resources to help you get organized, manage your time, get coaching, and create your academic plan.
Tips for Intellectual Well-Being
People love to learn. It stimulates our curiosity and problem-solving, helps us make connections and exercise critical thinking. Our intellectual well-being goes far beyond the classroom and contributes to a lifelong sense of creativity and purpose. For students, learning can also contribute to high levels of stress and anxiety.
Reduce Academic Stress
- Learn and practice time management
- Take advantage of office hours early in the semester
- Begin work on assignments and projects early
- Brush up on your study skills
Nourish Your Mind Outside of Class
- Explore the curriculum. Take a class outside of your known interests and major.
- Read a book - for fun
- Attend a performance
- Visit a gallery or museum
- Learn another language
- Do crossword puzzles
- Engage in research opportunities
- Clear thinking
- Stimulate creativity
- Improve concentration and memory
- Personal development
Graduate and Professional Students