The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Harvard University exists to support the academic mission of Harvard College and the GSAS by ensuring every student has full access to the transformative power of a liberal arts and sciences education. The ARC is committed to empowering students to reach their full academic potential in an inclusive and equitable academic environment. Using evidence-based methods and drawing on recent research in learning assistance, the ARC supports Harvard’s students in developing reading strategies, time management skills, and metacognitive approaches to learning. Students will have access to consultations, workshops, academic coaching, peer tutoring, and skills-based resources.
At the ARC, you can expect to find workshops to help you develop time management skills, set goals for long-term projects, and enhance your reading and retention. As a master's or PhD candidate, you can work with a graduate academic coach, who will provide skills-based resources to help build strategies, create accountability, and develop habits to improve your academic life and ensure balance. Common topics include study skills, self-regulation, organization, research planning, perfectionism, and procrastination. You can explore all of this and more through workshops or one-on-one coaching. If you have questions about other resources available, the staff at the ARC can direct you and connect you with them.