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What have you learned?

We are very curious about your experiences. What is the most important thing you have learned in this course? Please share your most important insights and new practices in the …

Fixed and growth mindset

Your mindset can also influence your level of motivation. Carol Dweck’s theory about Fixed and Growth mindsets might be familiar to you from the assignment from Week 2 of this …

What determines study motivation?

The video explains the motivation equation: The motivation equation provides insight into the factors that determine motivation. The equation looks ‘mathematical’, but don’t take this too precisely: the equation doesn’t …

The importance of sleep

Please take some time to read the article Sleep and academic performance. Once you have read the article, answer the following questions: On study days, are you satisfied about the …

Fear as a visitor

The imagination exercise in this animation can help you in dealing with stressful study situations, such as doing an exam. Which other tips or methods help you when experiencing study …

The backpack analogy

In this video student psychologist Bart Oosting uses the ‘backpack-analogy’. This analogy explains that you can experience stress like a load of stones on your back that you carry with …

Students about dealing with stress

Andrew, Ruyi and Raphaël share their experiences about stress, and explain how they deal with it. Please reflect and share: How do you recognise stress? What is the very first …

How to tackle procrastination

So far we have looked at the role of thoughts and self-handicapping on procrastination. In this video we will take a better look at procrastination itself: what are the core …

Unconscious reasons for procrastination

So far we’ve been examining the role of thoughts on procrastination. But procrastination can also be caused by what we call ‘unconscious reasons’. One of these unconscious reasons is called …

Recognising misleading thoughts

This video gives a more in-depth look into avoidant thoughts: how you can recognise what’s an excuse and what’s not? Take a look at the excuses you’ve chosen in the …

Students discuss their procrastination

Watch Andrew, Ruyi and Raphaël share their experiences with procrastination in this video. Please share with the other learners: What kind of situation(s) trigger your procrastination?

Conclusions Week 3

Congratulations! You have finished Week 3. These were the topics we have covered: Revision techniques Preparing and attending lectures Making exams How to make a weekly plan We hope you …

Students making a SMART plan

Ruyi, Raphaël and Andrew explain what they thought of making a week plan, using the SMART techniques as explained in the animation. In the video, Andrew mentions that it can …

Make your own week plan

The animation showed you an instruction on how you can make a week study plan. Now have a go at making your own plan for the upcoming 3-7 days. Decide …