E-Community Activity: Discovering Academic Success Factors

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Subject: Discovering academic success factors

Thirty-six college students with disabilities were asked to identify factors that influenced their academic success. Factors related to their personal beliefs are listed below. For each, think about whether you possess the characteristic.

  • Discipline
  • Effort
  • Personal ambitions
  • Self-confidence
  • Prior knowledge and experience
  • Ability

Tell us about someone you know who has at least one of these qualities. Give an example of his/her behavior that demonstrates this quality.