Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France, French Novelist

Inspire “Final” Success

Did you know?

When students set realistic goals for their final exams and decide in advance when and where they will study, they can double or triple their chances for success. That finding comes from a book by Heidi Grant Halvorson, 9 Things Successful People Do Differently. As we head into “final” season, students’ motivation may be flagging especially if they don’t have a clear sense of where they are now and where they want to end up. Taking class time to discuss specific study strategies, like if–then planning, and encouraging students to model successful behaviors will certainly help students succeed and increase course completion rates, too.

Here’s how…

  • Ask students questions about how they prepare for their finals.
  • View video.
  • Distribute Student Activity, review directions and complete.
  • Share students’ goals and have them describe possible obstacles.

Above and Beyond!

Suggest that students take the free online 9 Things Diagnostic Assessment. It’s quick and easy and will get them thinking about which success traits serve them best.