Intellectual Well-being

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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.

Ways to engage your intellectual well-being during the virtual learning period:

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Academic Support

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

 

Assistance with Writing

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.

 

Disability Support Services 

Connect with Disabilty Support Services to learn more about virtual services.

 

Learn About Fitness and Wellness

The Lerner Learning Series is a set of five workshops focused on teaching students, faculty, and staff about fitness and wellness fundamentals in a safe and inclusive learning environment. These workshops are led by professionals in the fitness space and are meant to promote health-seeking behaviors and balanced wellness. Each workshop will have a presentation followed by an interactive element, whether that be a short workout, discussion, or interactive assessment. 

 

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.

 

Remote Research Consultation

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.

 

Tools for Academic Success

Academic Commons, through Gelman Library, offers tutoring services, skills workshops, studying tools, and other academic resources to 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.

Cold Turkey App

Cold Turkey is an app that allows users to block off websites and other apps for a predetermined amount of time so they don’t get distracted while they are working.

 

Evernote

Application for sharing notes, updating projects and keeping assignments and to-do lists organized

 

I Love Hue Too

Challenge your mind in this relaxing game! Using color perception and logic, rearrange colored mosaic tiles to create perfectly ordered color spectrums in beautiful geometric patterns.

 

Imposter Syndrome Resources

Check out these resources for understanding Imposter Syndrome, 5 different subtypes, and strategies for dealing with it.


 

My Study Life App 

My Study Life is a virtual calendar that allows college students to input assignment due dates, customize calendars, and set up specific alerts to keep them on track academically. It is free-for-download and is syncable across all devices.

 

Simple Mind App

Simple Mind is an app that allows students to make custom mind maps to organize thoughts, remember tasks, and generate new ideas.

 

Tips for Taking Online Classes

Check out 8 strategies for online learning and being sucessful with online coursework.

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.

 

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.

 

Therapy for Black Girls: "Why do we procrastinate?"

Epsiode 128 | October 16, 2019

A chat 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 procratinating.