FOCUS on College Success by Constance Staley

By Constance Staley

Good fortune in collage calls for greater than simply mind. Motivation, concentration, and self-discipline are key. And one ebook indicates you ways to take advantage of that key to force your own luck in college--and way past. Research-based and hugely motivational, concentrate on university luck completely engages you with direct purposes and fast effects. whereas university good fortune strategies could seem like logic, many usually are not. Written via a pace-setter within the box of motivation and concentration, the textual content covers issues, instruments, and strategies that would convey effects. by means of studying those abilities early on, you could keep away from a few of the pitfalls into which such a lot of scholars stumble. the entire book's workouts and actions have been particularly designed that can assist you research extra approximately your self and that will help you specialise in what you must do to prevail. Going well past university, those classes may help you on your profession and private lifestyles too. instruments assist you chart your growth throughout the textual content. were you aware that your odds of finishing university effectively cross up once you take the varsity luck direction? That makes concentrate on collage luck a no brainer.

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After all, she’d gotten good grades in high school without even trying hard. If she just put in some effort, she thought, she’d be successful in college, too. How can you study something like “College Success” for a whole term? she asked herself. To be honest, Gloria thought she probably already knew most of what there was to learn in this course, and if she didn’t, so what? She knew what she had to do to get good grades—everyone does—but she didn’t always choose to do it, that’s all. School was part of her life, but it wasn’t always her top priority.

That’s normal, but your view of intelligence can be changed, and changing it may be your key to academic success. 14 In one study, college students’ views of intelligence predicted the goals students valued in college. Performers were more likely to want to give up in challenging situations; learners wanted to try harder. 16 Yet another new study showed that learners are more likely to buckle down Ability versus Effort: What’s More Important? 17 It’s clear: believing you’re a learner provides advantages in motivation, achievement, enjoyment, and commitment.

Your instructor’s? Your parents’? This book’s? Yours? Can anyone else besides you motivate you? This book will ask you: how motivated are you to succeed in college? And how are you motivated? To assess your own motivation, it’s important to understand the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. People who are extrinsically, or externally, motivated learn in order to get a grade, earn credits, or complete a requirement, for example. They are motivated by things outside themselves.

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