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How to take control of your life. No.....really. These tips will help you in and out of the classroom.

Top Resources

These are the top resources we have identified to help you prepare to succeed in college.

  • The Power of belief -- mindset and success, Eduardo Briceño, TEDxManhattanBeach
    ‚ÄčThe way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key. When students or adults see their abilities as fixed, whether they think they're naturals or just not built for a certain domain, they avoid challenge and lose interest when things get hard. Conversely, when they understand that abilities are developed, they more readily adopt learning-oriented behaviors such as deliberate practice and grit that enable them to achieve their goals. But this belief is itself malleable, and there are clear actions we can all take to establish a growth mindset and enable success for our children, our peers and ourselves.

  • 10 Things No One Told Me About College, Sabrina
    A college student shares some things that no one told her before she started college.

  • Grit, Angela Duckworth
    Succeeding in college and life is less about IQ, talent, and luck. It is about grit -- passion and perseverance for long-term goals. Find out how "gritty" you are then think about ways to improve your chances for long-term success.

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