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Own Your Education!: A Student’s Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life) by Megan Stone

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7. The Key to Ownership... It’s All in a Circle

Learning to ride a bike takes time. First there are training wheels and then the practice to learn balancing on two wheels. Finally, you are left to ride on your own. Ownership is similar, once learned it is not easily forgotten.

It was a common pattern for Sean to start off the school year with great expectations of studying daily, keeping up with his work, and not procrastinating. But after the first few assignments were late, or missing, Sean would quickly shift into catch-up mode. By the end of the term, Sean would be madly trying to retake failed tests, turn in late assignments, or do extra credit just to get a C in the class. The last few weeks of the term were always crazy, stressful, and ...

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