Academic Strategies

Remember to Attend Department Help Sessions!

Each semester, we compile a list of known department help sessions and their schedules. If your course’s help session is not listed, please let us know by filling out this form.

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Video Tutorials from

As a member of St. Olaf community, you have unlimited access to, an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills. With more than 2,500 courses taught by industry experts, is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you’re ready to learn. You can even view courses on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, or other mobile device.

Great Website for Study Strategies of All Kinds

If you’re ever wondering how to study or take a new approach to your academics, you will find a wealth of suggestions here! Especially helpful are tips on working in study groups, and learning how to learn.

Study Skills for People Who Hate to Study

A fun video with great tips. A must-see for anyone wishing to change-up their study habits.

Places to Study at St. Olaf

Are you ever looking for someplace other than your residence hall to study? Check out this link.

Managing Stress

Some amount of stress is good…essential, even. However, too much stress requires some skill in learning to manage it.

Preparing for and Taking Essay Exams

Essay Exams: Love them or hate them? This guide will give you some tips to help you!