Developing Minds for Lifelong Learning
Intellectual well-being involves exploring new ideas, expanding understanding and seeking out new challenges. There is no better time than your college years to ask big questions, wrestle with philosophical ideas, hone your communication skills, practice critical thinking and, ultimately, realize that the world God created is so much more vast and nuanced than we originally imagined.
Along the way, we hope you’ll develop habits for life-long learning. Whether it be talking through major or course choices, learning time-management skills, or attending a musical performance or art installation, Biola offers much to support you in the process.
What one small step might you take to practice intellectual well-being?
Learn & Practice Self-Care
- “Reach out for Academic Success” using these recommended resources from a Peer Wellness Ambassador.
- Follow Academic Advising’s Steps for Success to make the most of your college career.
- Check out the Career Toolkit as you think about finding a job after Biola.
Check out Campus Resources & Events
- Schedule office hours with a trusted professor to talk about your questions.
- Take in a lecture, performance or art installation.
- Create your path through college with Academic Advising.
- Meet with an Academic Mentor for accountability and support as you transition into college life.
- Explore career options through Career Events sponsored by your school and Career Development.
- Become a tutor or find a tutor for specific courses or subjects.
- Brush up on your writing skills at the Rhetoric & Writing Center.
- Dig deeper into your math skills at the Math Lab.
- Explore more tutoring options at Biola.
- Live chat or email a Librarian with questions about researching, checking out books or course reserves and more.
- Brush up on your academic English skills in the ELP program.
Build your Community
- Celebrate being a First Gen student with others who have similar experiences.
- Join an academic or career club to connect with others who have your interests.
- Become a Peer Academic Advisor to support other students’ academic journey.
Develop your Skills in Classes & Workshops
- Expand your interests by taking a course that is outside of your major - just for fun!
- Take the 10-Week “Strategies for Academic and Personal Success” course to learn test-taking strategies, strengths-based living, effective note-taking, time-management, critical thinking and your learning style.
- Check out Therapy Essentials for tips on managing academic stress and performing at your best.
Talk about Your Concerns
- Meet with a Research Librarian for specialized help with that tricky yet fascinating topic.
- Meet with a Career Counselor to make a plan for finding internships and jobs.
- Connect with an Academic Advisor to make a plan for academic success.
- Learn more about academic accommodations through disability student services at the Learning Center.
- Reach out to the Concussion Care Clinic for academic support as you heal.
Additional Resources from Biola
Time Management Tips
Check out these time management tips from a fellow student.
Tips for Scheduling Classes
Consider these healthy tips for scheduling your classes.
Check out this blog post on building confidence in what God is teaching you.
Tips of Reading Textbooks Effectively
Learn to read all those textbooks effectively.
Redefining Academic Achievement
Check out this blogger’s wisdom on remembering your identity in Christ as you navigate academic achievement.
Student Life Blog
Read more helpful articles on academics at the Student Life blog.