Academic Skills



The Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center is for the entire College community. Although our primary goal is to assist students in becoming more efficient and effective learners, we are open to all who wish to improve their academic skills and ability to learn.To learn more about our office and our services, click on one of the links below, or stop by the ASC, which is located at 301 Collis. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To make an appointment, blitz ASC or call (603) 646-2014.Also, check out the new Academic Skills Center Blog, with helpful information from Carl Thum, Ph.D., Director of the Academic Skills Center.


Carl Thum, Ph.D., Director. 


Carl received his doctorate from Cornell and his B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, New York. Carl works with students on an individual basis, presents workshops, road-shows, and mini-courses, and provides coaching for students with ADD. Carl is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Writing and teaches several courses including Writing 5, a first-year writing course and the Learning at Dartmouth course. Carl may be reached at (603) 646-2014 or by blitz at Carl.P.Thum@Dartmouth.EDU . 

Reasons Why You Might Visit the ASC

  • You want to improve your grades and/or test performance
  • You don't feel comfortable talking in class
  • You're attending class regularly but you feel like you're missing important points
  • You feel like you're a slow reader
  • You're having trouble completing tests in the allotted time
  • You're spending hours studying for foreign language but still not “getting it”
  • You feel like you don't have enough time to get everything done
  • You're not sure how to take notes
  • You want to sign up for a tutor or study group
  • You are easily distracted in class and while studying
Last updated on May 24 by Adriana E. Flores