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Lazy Students Don’t Exist! Helping Students Overcome Motivational Blocks to Success

Q:  When does the fabled “sophomore slump” begin?

A:  October of your freshman year.

Q:  How long does it last?

A:  Anywhere from six months till death.

—Matt Groening

Do everything with your heart.

—Chinese expression

Franklin had been suspended from his college math program because of a failure to make adequate academic progress. He had a few incompletes on his record, but most of his poor grades came from quitting studying after mid-term exams. He came to counseling to see if there is any hope of getting back on track academically, although he said he still felt little motivation to study.

Felicia, remembering her days in public school, recalled ...

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