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College Success Strategies: Mindset & Grit

Resources for succeeding in college, including study skills, notetaking, test-taking, and time management.

Mindset & Grit: Two Keys to Success

Most students will encounter difficulties or setbacks at some point in their college careers. The question is: How do you respond to these challenges? Professor Carol Dweck did pioneering research that revealed the importance of developing a "growth" mindset. Watch this nine-minute video to discover the impact that a "growth" versus a "fixed" mindset can have on your academic success. 

Stanford Alumni. (2014, October 9). Developing a growth mindset with Carol Dweck [Video]. YouTube.

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Professor Angela Duckworth does research on grit, which she describes as a person's ability to persevere in the face of difficulty. Watch the video below to hear Duckworth explain that IQ alone does not predict success. 

Duckworth, Angela Lee. (2013, April). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance [Video]. TED Conferences.


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