Intellectual Well-being

Intellectual Well-being

 

Intellectual well-being is the ability to actively participate in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. It encourages you to engage in creative and mentally-stimulating activities in order to grow your own knowledge and skills.

Intellectual Well-being Resources

Academic Commons

Academic Commons, through Gelman Library, offers tutoring services, skills workshops, studying tools, and other academic resources to members of the GW community.

GW Libraries

Remote Library Services

Remote library services and resources for virtual learning, offered through Gelman Library, remain available to all students, faculty, and staff to maintain research activities and support online classes during GW's virtual learning period. When away from campus, you can access library materials through single sign-on. To avoid multiple log-ins, consider using the GW VPN.

Research Consultation Appointments

If you need more in-depth assistance, please make an appointment for a remote research consultation with a librarian at Belman Library for a consultation. If the available times don't work for you, email the Ask Us Desk at [email protected] and we'll contact you.

Office of Student Success 

Connect with the Office of Student Success for academic support including Student Success Coaching and Success Workshops.

GW Writing Center

The GW Writing Center is a peer-led division of Gelman Library that offers writing review and development resources for members of the GW community.

DC Public Library System

Washington DC is home to a vast network of public library resources that are available to residents of the District of Columbia. The DC Public Library System houses many free-for-use intellectual resources that are available for students at GW and DC residents.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors.

TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

Self-Help Tools

 

CREATE Digital Studio

CREATE Digital Studio

The CREATE digital studio, on the first floor of Gelman Library, provides the GW community with the tools and expertise to expand their ability to create high-quality videos, podcasts, interactive experiences, and data visualization.

Learn More: CREATE Digital Studio

Imposter Syndrome Tips

Imposter Syndrome Tips

Check out these resources for understanding Imposter Syndrome, the five different subtypes, and strategies for coping.

Learn More: Imposter Syndrome

 

Must-See TED Talks

Must-See TED Talks

This primer of 11 classic TED Talks show you the wide range of topics covered -- and introduce you to beloved speakers like Amy Cuddy, Brené Brown, Sir Ken Robinson and Chimamanda Adichie.

Learn More: TED Talks

 Podcasts

Consider the following podcasts to further explore intellectual well-being topics that interest you!

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer.

Listen to Grammar Girl

The Inforium

Formerly known as The College Info Geek Podcast: Study Tips & Advice for Students, the Inforium follows podcast hosts, Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme, as they discuss productivity, personal finance, and ways to be more productive as recent college graduates. Started as a show for students, by students, there are also episodes on successful study habits, student finance, and more.

Listen to The Inforium

Why do we procrastinate?

Episode 128 | October 16, 2019

On this episode ofTherapy for Black Girls, learn about different ways we procrastinate, how to get a better understanding of what is driving our procrastination, and tips to get a little bit better at not procrastinating.

Listen to Therapy for Black Girls

Episode 128 | October 16, 2019

On this episode ofTherapy for Black Girls, learn about different ways we procrastinate, how to get a better understanding of what is driving our procrastination, and tips to get a little bit better at not procrastinating.

Listen to Therapy for Black Girls

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