Man trapped behind chain link fence. Many barriers prevent or interfere with success in college.
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How to Overcome 10 Common Barriers to College Success

Over 100 students returning to college were surveyed between May and November, 2017 on their barriers to success. They rated 60 skills, attitudes, and life situations from very low to very high. These 60 areas contribute to doing well and are known risk factors. I list the top ten most frequently id...

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Various measuring scales are shown. Scales help us measure performance quality and can help us "measure up".
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How to Scale the Mountain of Personal Quality

Are you measuring up? No, I don't mean meeting a standard. Are you measuring the quality of your personal performance with a scale? Doing so let's you track progress. Measuring to go up. One of the goals of Head4Knowledge is to provide personal scales of quality as easy to apply measures of performa...

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Commit to your goals. Don't let anything stand in your way.
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Ready for Your Future? How to Commit to Your Dreams

Until you commit to your dreams, you haven't started.  During any dream worth pursuing, too many reasons to quit rise up to throw you off track. True change begins when you commit to become your future self. Until then, focus on finding the dreams worthy of your commitment. But please, set a deadlin...

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There ae 6 steps and 4 elements to powerup to a better self.
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Are you learning the slow way? 6 Steps and 4 Elements to PowerUp Learning & Performance

Playing it safe, never taking learning & performance risks, is the slow way to learn. Brain-wise, you learn more from failure than from success. And you learn even more when you approach failure with a positive attitude. By taking risks, you not only learn more, but attempt more as well. This co...

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educational vampires use evaluation in the wrong settings. Innoculate yourself by practicing self-assessment.
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Educational Vampires — PowerUp to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones (updated)

Protect yourself and loved ones from the grievous bite of the Educational Vampires using a technique called PowerUp. This article will explain why PowerUp works as both a cure, in it's regular form, and a vaccine when using Self-PowerUp. PowerUp is the single most effective tool that could transform...

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PowerUp with assessment of learning
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PowerUp: Improve Your Performance Power with 6 Steps and 4 Elements

I took a math class in college for fun. On one problem, I worked very hard until I could solve it. My professor evaluated the work, but was not impressed and told me that in his country they had a saying for such an achievement. "Even a crow can count to three," he said. We essentially were having a...

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