Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Students can take advantage of a series of study skills workshops conducted each semester. Workshops cover a variety of important topics, such as:
Understanding your course syllabi - Learn how to use your syllabus to set priorities, manage time, track performance and improve your academic performance.
Identifying and using your personal learning style - Your personal learning style can impact the way you study and learn. Discover your learning style and specific strategies for using your learning preferences in the classroom and at home.
Effective time management strategies - Learn strategies for organizing your schedule and maximizing your time.
Strategies for effective textbook reading - Textbooks are required for a reason. Get the most out of the books that cost you so much by discovering the SQ3R method.
Test-taking strategies for better results - Subjective, objective, multiple choice or essay –learn more about the different strategies you can use to manage test anxiety and improve test scores.
Examining work values and exploring career options - Whether you’re contemplating changing a major or already committed to a career path, making connections with career professionals will help you focus on long-term goals based on your personal values.
Managing stress - Don’t let mid-semester stress overwhelm you. Learn strategies for managing pressure, including some techniques you can use in the classroom.
Using Bloom’s Taxonomy - Use Bloom’s Taxonomy as an effective approach to thinking, learning and the writing process.
Writing assistance resources at BenU - Learn about the resources available to students and how to best utilize them. An in-class activity provides insight into the importance of good writing skills and their relationship to each major.
Tracking performance and understanding GPA -Your academic performance should not be a surprise to you. Identify ways to track course grades and calculate real and potential GPA.
Goodwin Hall, Room 214
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
For additional information, contact ACE@ben.edu or (630) 829-6041.