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Have you heard of grit? According to researcher Angela Duckworth, it could be the key to your success with longer term goals (like finishing college!).

Measure your own Gritty-ness on Duckworth’s Grit Scale, available for download in the Handouts section below.


Dr. Carol Dweck identifies two mindsets-fixed or growth-that can have vastly different impacts on a student's success and experience while in school. The key, according to Dweck, is moving from a fixed mindset to one of growth:

More Reading:

True Grit

Academic Tenacity

Why Academic Tenacity Matters

Carol Dweck's Two Mindsets

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