This mini-course is designed to help you be a more effective student by overcoming barriers to getting your academic work done. Here you will learn about the three barriers to success and techniques to avoid them. The best way to take this course is to do the assignments in order. Many of the assignments are short 2-minute videos that you can watch. Below each video is a transcript that you can review. At the end of each assignment there is a short self-administered quiz. You can take the quiz as many times as you like until you answer all the questions correctly. At the end of the course, there is a link to a survey that asks about your experience.
This course is organized as eight modules that provides background on psychological barriers and offers five strategies for overcoming them. Each module includes a short video and self-administered quiz. Our research shows that most students find these strategies helpful in pursuing academic success.
Note: This course was created by Professor Paul E. Spector. The effort was funded by a RED grant from the National Science Foundation, Award No. 2022299, Chris Ferekides, PI. Photo by Pixabay