Tag Archives: study skills

Ten (Unproven) Ways to Build a Growth Mindset

– Jeanne M. Slattery Like you, I want my students to succeed. I want my students to see themselves as capable of personal, academic, and professional success. Unfortunately, many of our students see themselves as incapable of success: “I can’t … Continue reading

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Helping Four Types of Students Who “Don’t Do Well On Tests”: The Unprepared, the Improperly Prepared, the Panicking, and the Stuck

– Mark Mitchell Ideally, students’ answers to in-class exam questions would show that students have learned from the class. Many students, however, have difficulty demonstrating this learning, even if they have learned it. For example, suppose I ask my students … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Memorization: Students Understanding Content and Concepts

— Mark L. Mitchell For years, one student question bothered me: “How can I do better on the tests?” Many times, it bothered me because the student and I both knew very well what the answer was: “Study more and study … Continue reading

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