Student Success Strategies

Jerry Jerome Presents on MindsetJerry Jerome Presents on MindsetIn the first phase of the grant, we are targeting developmental education students enrolled in mathematics classes.

Our goal is to help develop the essential study skills DevEd students need to successfully complete developmental and college level math courses.

A primary thrust of the program is made up of flexible study skills modules that can be customized to accommodate the specific needs and constraints that math faculty face in trying to cover a large amount of content with limited class time.

The modules were created so they could be embedded in an instructor’s Canvas course, used as needed as a filler when time permits, or delivered to the class by an FSS staff member as a guest presenter.

The current available modules include the following topics:

  • Making a Successful Transition from High School to College
  • Developing a Positive Math Mindset
  • Overcoming Procrastination Now!
  • Doing Your Best on Your Math Tests
  • Preparing to Ace Your Midterms and Final Exams

The most popular module is Developing a Positive Math Mindset . Instilling into students the belief they can learn and succeed, regardless of past math performance, is our goal.

Success comes from the right attitude and the right approach.

This module introduces students to how to adjust both of those to achieve better results. Many math instructors prefer a guest presenter to introduce this material to their class.