Learning Strategies

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Good study skills are essential in order to succeed in the college environment. The smart student needs to be flexible as he encounters new academic challenges. Workshops on a variety of study skills topics, as well as one-on-one coaching sessions are available to all Villanova students through the LSS Office.

Stress Management

Finding Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

Whether you are a student, professor, procrastinator, or perfectionist, we have all fallen victim to stress at some point in our lives. We may not always recognize it, but stress can have a powerful impact on our mental and physical well-being. Generally, stress is defined as the body’s response to challenging situations. These circumstances are also known as stressors, and they stimulate physiological reactions within the body that can pose a threat to our health. The best way to combat stress is to refine our stress management and prevention techniques. Oftentimes, these stressors are out of our control and we may not be able to eliminate them completely. However, we do have the power to reduce the resulting stress, take steps to prevent it from worsening, or even address the issue directly at the source.

The important thing to keep in mind when developing stress management techniques is that the effectiveness of the strategy is unique to each situation, stressor and individual. Finding the right strategy for you will involve trial-and-error, exploration and creativity!

* Stress Management Worksheet.pdf
Check out this worksheet that outlines a “Three-Step System to Managing Stress in a Healthy Way”.

Contact Information

Office of Learning Support Services:
Villanova University
Learning Commons in Falvey
Suite 212
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.5176
Fax: 610.519.8015
Email: learning.support.services@villanova.edu

Hours of Operation:
Summer hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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