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Center for Access and Success

Final exams are quickly approaching! 

Finals are quickly approaching!! All final exams must be registered for 10 business days in advance. Due to Thanksgiving break the deadline to register for the first day of finals (December 9) is November 23, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. in person or via the online portal by 11:59 p.m.  Please remember, we do not accept registration over the phone or through email and if you do not register by the deadline, you may have to take your exam with your professor, forfeiting your extended time. 

STUDYING FOR FINALS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Do not wait until the last minute or try “cramming” for exams the night before. Get organized and make a schedule for yourself to follow so you know what you need to study and when.  Check out this video for tips on how to study for finals: HOW TO STUDY FOR FINAL EXAMS: 5 Tips! - YouTube 

Motivation 

As we wrap up the Fall 2021 semester it can feel exhausting balancing projects, papers, and finals with the change in time and holidays on their way. If you’re in need of a little motivation check out this video: End of Semester Motivation FOR STUDENTS! - YouTube 

Executive Function 

Executive function helps you: manage time, pay attention, switch focus and plan and organize. If this is something you struggle with check out this great video to help you end this semester strongly: How to not fail at the end of the semester with Executive Function - YouTube 

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Counseling Center

Counseling Center Hotline 24/7/365 crisis hotline is available throughout the Holidays!  508.910.4357 (HELP).

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Are time management, getting organized and making priority lists something you struggle with?

Make an appointment with a graduate assistant, Chloe, after you have registered with the Center. These meetings will help you build the skills you need to be successful.  She will tailor these meetings to your personal needs and work with you to keep you on track. Unlike the tutors available in the various academic centers, this program is designed to establish a foundation for your hard-work and ability by covering mixed topics such as time management organization, breaking assignments into smaller chunks, meeting deadlines, tips for effective studying, organizational skills, how to reduce stress, improving memory skills, and much more. Contact CAS for more information and to schedule an appointment: 508-999-8711.

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Student Led Neurodivergent Identity Network

Join our network to connect with others who have shared identities and interests, obtain support, and make strong personal connections.

https://www.instagram.com/neurodivergentnetwork_umd/

If you have any further questions, contact Lauren Talbot at ltalbot@umassd.edu.

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About the center

The Center for Access and Success, (CAS), oversees the University’s compliance with the legal mandates expressed in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for students with documented disabilities.

The Center works with faculty, staff, and students to ensure that appropriate academic adjustments are made that allow all students equity inside the classroom. Students who have documented disabilities on our campus are afforded a variety of services to accommodate their individual needs. UMass Dartmouth strives to ensure complete access to University academic programs. Simply schedule an appointment with us to discuss your unique needs. CAS is located in Pine Dale Hall, Room 7136. When you arrive at Pine Dale Hall please use the call box and dial ext. 8711 and a staff member will meet you at the entrance to open the door.

Free apps for online learning, productivity, and stress reduction

Studying

  • Chegg Prep - flashcards created  to prepare for all types of subject matter
  • StudyBlue - has study materials for all different courses
  • Cram - flashcards to prepare for all types of subject matter and multiple choice tests. 

Time Management

  • Flora - tracks your focus time
  • Flipd - shows how long you’ve spent on apps, sleeping, studying, etc.
  • Productive - helps user create their daily routine, provides feedback

Note-taking

  • Microsoft OneNote - easily integrates with your UMassD account
  • Agenda - tracks your note taking over time, allows easy addition of photos and outside info
  • Notebook - organizes your notes into different notebooks

Relaxation

  • Calm - meditation app that also has music to help you fall asleep
  • Aura - after assessing your mood, provides you with personalized life coaching and stories to reduce anxiety
  • Insight Timer – meditation app that creates playlists for anxiety, sleep, stress, and productivity
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