College Students

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Self-Management Skills for College Students

Often for the first time, college students lack scheduled school or parent support and must plan and take the initiative to stay on track. Parents are faced with a dilemma as they wonder how to provide support without hindering their student’s independence and self-confidence.

Students or parents may notice:

  • Organizational challenges: The student has difficulty organizing class materials, may lose track of syllabi and assignment due-dates, may not know how to approach writing assignments or long-term projects
  • Behavior or emotional management challenges: The student may have poor coping skills for stress, may not resist online or social distractions, has difficulty settling down to do work and persisting with challenging or tedious tasks
  • Time management challenges: The student leaves work until the last minute, may be overscheduled and stressed, may not know how to maintain a work schedule
  • Academic challenges: The student lacks persistence or often not start or complete assignments, may do poorly on tests due to ineffective study habits, may lose credit for late assignments, may not know how to take notes, may struggle to attend class frequently
  • Self-care challenges: The student doesn't consistently make time for physical activity, socializing, adequate sleep routines, or nutritious eating habits

Beyond BookSmart coaches help students uncover their individual motivators, develop strategies for success, and ensure that they are equipped with a toolkit for the world beyond academics.

Executive Function Skills Expected in College

  • Self Regulation
    Self- regulation
  • Attention
  • Task Initation
    Task initiation
  • Organization
  • Planning & prioritzing
    Planning & Prioritizing
  • time-management
    Time Management
  • cognitive
    Cognitive Flexibility

Our Executive Function Coaches Help College Students

  • Learn and practice methods to cope with test anxiety and stress
  • Learn how to get work started and persist with challenging work
  • Develop systems to start and complete writing assignments
  • Develop self-reflection skills to help them take ownership of new habits
  • Learn how to study and take tests effectively
  • Learn how to advocate for themselves with instructors
  • Learn and apply strategies to stay on task and maintain attention
  • Develop personalized systems to organize materials and work areas
  • Learn how to break assignments into smaller parts and plan when to get the work done
  • Identify and use technology that improves their productivity
  • Gain insight about what motivates them, and use that knowledge to be productive
  • Learn strategies to plan for a life post-college

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