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JumpStart Your Learning Tutorial: Why Is This Important?

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will learn about the attitudes and mindsets of successful academic scholars. You will explore how developing a growth mindset leads to better academic performance and will begin to associate grit and resiliency with overcoming difficulty and working through failure. These are valuable first steps for developing your skills as a lifelong learner and will help to frame the choices you make as you progress through your degree and career.

At the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between a struggle and a challenge
  • Shift your perception from struggle to challenge
  • Define grit and resilience in relation to working through failure
  • Recognize the difference between a growth and a fixed mindset
  • Associate having a growth mindset with the ability to persevere/overcome difficulties
  • Apply grit strategies to overcome academic challenges