Start Out Academics Right
Many highly successful, intelligent men and women have struggled through high school. Some understand the material, but freeze when it comes time for a test. Others know what they want to say, but have trouble putting the words on that blank sheet of paper. If you're one of these students, you're not alone. Hartwick's SOAR, or Start Out Academics Right, is for highly motivated students who just needed some extra support - and a plan for success.
SOAR is a five-week summer program featuring credit-bearing college coursework. SOAR students use the coursework they've completed over the summer to reduce their course load in the fall, taking some of the pressure off. With committed staff and peer leaders, you will discover your own academic and personal strengths and abilities.
Your academic support continues right through their first year at Hartwick. SOAR is designed with one purpose in mind: your academic success. Our SOAR students have achieved that kind of success - and so can you.
SOAR is a residential summer program that runs from Saturday, July 6, through Friday, August 9, 2013. A partnership among Hartwick's Center for Student Success (CSS), faculty, staff and upper-class students, the five-week program provides the right balance between academic coursework and co-curricular opportunities.
The SOAR program provides a structured schedule that includes:
- Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
- Introduction to College Composition (2 credits)
- Physical education (1 credit)
- SOAR 101
- Morning and evening study sessions
- College life workshops
- One-on-one meetings with CSS staff
- Peer tutoring for classes
- Social events
We provide accommodations for students with documented learning disabilities:
- Extended time on tests/quizzes in a distraction-reduced environment
- Adaptive reading technology
- Peer tutoring in a group setting
- Advocacy aid
- Study skills assistance
- Alternate text format
Learning Support Services has resources to help you in a variety of academic areas including test-taking and note-taking, surviving midterms/finals, organizational skills, time management, textbook reading, problem solving, improving concentration, overcoming procrastination, and increasing motivation.