My goal is to introduce you to
good study habits so you will be successful and enjoy learning.
I don't have all the answers but I do know that if you have the
Perseverance and learn from your mistakes,
you will be successful.
Sometimes you can’t “force” yourself to be in the
right mindset, and it is during such times you should simply
avoid studying. If you’re distracted by a relationship issue, an
upcoming game, or finishing an important project, then studying
is just going to be an exercise in frustration. Come back to it
when you’re not focused (or obsessed!) by something else going
on in your life.
Beginning ways to help improve your study
Aim to think positively when you study,
and remind yourself of your skills and abilities.
Avoid catastrophic thinking. Instead
of thinking, “I’m a mess, I’ll never have enough time to
study for this exam,” look at it like, “I may be a little
late to study as much as I’d like, but since I’m doing it
now, I’ll get most of it done.”
Avoid absolute thinking. Instead
of thinking “I always mess things up,” the more objective
view is, “I didn’t do so well that time, what can I do to
Avoid comparing yourself with others,
because you usually just end up feeling bad about yourself.
Your skills and abilities are unique to you, and you alone.
The brain is like a muscle.
Your brain gets stronger when you
exercise it—just like muscles get stronger when you
exercise them. Training your brain isn't always easy or
comfortable. In fact, your brain uses up 20% of the
oxygen and blood in your body because it works so hard.
You can learn anything
Learning and practicing helps strengthen
and change our brains.
as we make mistakes, work through
problems that are difficult for us, and persevere, our
neurons work hard to build new information pathways in
It’s normal to have both a fixed and a
growth mindset talking to us and competing for our
attention. Sometimes we listen to our growth
mindset. We say to ourselves, “You can do this!” and
think, “I’m not giving up!”
Other times, our fixed mindset shows up.
It might be triggered by a mistake, a failure, or
criticism from someone.
Our fixed mindset voice says things like,
“I'll never be good at this. It's too hard. Just give
up.” And sometimes our fixed mindset takes control,
filling our head with thoughts like, “I’m not artistic”,
“I’ll never be a good writer”, or “I’m not a math
Everyone falls into the fixed mindset
We just need to notice when our brains are stuck in a
fixed mindset and remind ourselves that our brains
are built to grow, change, and learn.
If we don’t pay attention to our
mistakes, we’re much more likely to repeat them, which
slows down the learning process and progress toward our
goals. Also, sometimes the concepts we are learning in
school are just plain difficult and we need to try and
fail a few times before we finally get it right.
By reflecting on and investigating your mistakes, you
can continue learning.
Review & Discussion
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