WHY YOU'RE NOT A GOOD STUDENT ANYMORE.
Most of the college women I talk to every week have similar stories. They were good students in High School but when they got to college it all changed. This is why good students do badly in college.
1️⃣Beliefs and Expectations: Good students often have this image, story or idea of what the college experience should feel like and look like for them and this is often based on their past experience or what they've been taught by family, society, friends, or religion. When these beliefs/expectations don't match what they're experiencing it leads students to do crazy things to try and make what they are experiencing match the beliefs/expectations they have.
2️⃣Misconceptions: Good students sometimes have misconceptions, which are opinions based on faulty thinking or understanding. These misconceptions can be around the role professors play and the role a student plays in education. Around what studying really is, around what should be on the test and what shouldn't, around the amount of effort things require, around how long things should or shouldn't take, around what it takes and doesn't take to succeed in the class. When students can't breakdown misconceptions, it becomes difficult to figure out and solve the problem of why they're not doing well despite their best efforts. This causes students to focus on changing or doubling down on the wrong things.
3️⃣Lack of Skills: College isn't high school and what happens to good students is that they believe the study skills, productivity skills, time management skills, test-taking skills and thinking skills they used in high school will transfer to college, and if they just put in more study time it will work itself out. But college is a whole different game. Which means you need a whole different set of skills.
College success is multifaceted. That's why I built-into The College Productivity Kit prompts, checklists and tools to help students in all of these 3 areas.