Presentation on theme: "Chapter 1 Motivation. What are the behaviors and attitudes of an “A” student? 1.List three important behaviors that an “A” student would have. 2.Get in."— Presentation transcript:
$394 per hour in class ($18,931 divided by 48 hours in class)
Would you attend class today be be prepared if I were to pay you $394?
Of course, these payments are over a working lifetime of 30 years.
How do you motivate yourself? n What if you don’t feel like coming to class or doing your homework. How do you motivate yourself to do it anyway? n Think n Discuss with the person next to you n Share ideas
Choosing a Major n 3 out of 4 students are undecided about their majors n 30-70 % of a class changes majors 2 or more times
There are many ways to be motivated. Let’s see if any are useful to you. n Improve your concentration n Manage your external environment n Intrinsic or extrinsic motivation n Locus of control n Achievement motivation n Learning principles
Concentration and motivation are connected n If you can focus on what you are doing, you are motivated to continue.
Minimize Distractions n If you study in the kitchen, you will be distracted by food n If you study in front of the TV, you will be tempted to watch it n If you study in bed, it will be difficult to say awake
Be Here Now n Choose where you will place your attention n When your mind wanders, gently bring it back. Forcing attention does not work.
For example, do not think about pink elephants!
Positive thinking is a key to success Try Again
10 Habits of Successful College Students n Attend class. n Read the textbook. n Have an educational plan. n Use college services. n Get to know the faculty.
10 Habits of Successful College Students n Limit outside employment to 20 hours a week for a full time student. n Take one step at a time. n Have a goal for the future. n Visualize your success. n Ask questions.
Assignment How to Change a Habit Keep a log for 10 days