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Helping College Students Succeed by Glenn Hirsch

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Finding the Flash Point: A Model for Helping College Students in Academic Difficulty

People pursue excellence and strive for improvement because they believe in what they are doing.

—Phillip C. Schlechty

Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it.

—Jesse Jackson

After two quarters of poor academic performance, Jose admitted to his advisor that he had lost all interest in college. He had no idea what he wanted to major in, missed his family and friends back home, and felt almost no motivation to study. He felt like he wanted to take a break and accept his father’s offer to go work in the family grocery business. The advisor attempted to discourage ...

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