Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services offer a myriad of resources designed to assist Brown students to achieve their academic and personal aspirations.

Academic workshops are offered almost every week on a wide range of topics related to academic strategies, study skills, personal development and Brown experience. Topics include Time Management, How to Do Problem Sets, Making the most of your First Year at Brown,  Choosing a Concentration for Sophomores, Stress Management, Exam Preparation, Taking Lecture Notes and Writing Research Papers. To find workshops and RSVP, click on the Workshops link on the menu or visit the Events module in ASK.

Discussion Groups are offered on topics related to Brown students' academic and personal experiences. Groups will discuss concerns such as motivation, aspirations, adjustment to college and relationships with family and friends.

Individual Academic Coaching is available by appointment; to schedule an appointment with an academic coach, please email

 You can also email to make an appointment with Julie Lee, Assistant Dean of the College for Academic Support, to discuss resources, strategies, and the possibility of scheduling additional workshops. 

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Workshop calendar

Academic Workshops

Wednesday, February 10th

Efficient Academic Reading

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:J Walter Wilson 203
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What do you do when you don't have enough hours to get through your reading assignments? Come learn tips on how to break down your work into manageable, focused sessions which will maximize your time and effort so that you get the results you NEED for success!  Presented by Pat Dixon, Learning Consultant.

Thursday, February 11th

Time Management: Myth or Reality?

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:J Walter Wilson 203
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Do all your best laid plans come to naught?  Does time run away from you so that you feel constantly behind and overwhelmed by work?  Come to this luncheon seminar and learn techniques for creating realistic, practical time management timetables that will work with your unique schedule. Presented by Pat Dickson, Learning Consultant. 

Monday, February 15th

5 Steps to Conquering Problem Sets

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:J Walter Wilson 203
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Do you have weekly problem sets? Do you stay up late the night before they are due? Are they the bane of your existence?
Doing a problem set doesn’t have to be an ordeal! This workshop will introduce you to 5 step plan to deal with problem sets in a way that maximizes your learning and hopefully minimizes your stress.