Don't Turn College into a Test: Why It's Bad to Be Good

""Sadly, the 'good student' attitude can actually block you from being motivated and connected to new ideas and networks of people."

Scheele recommends avoiding these traps by replacing "good student" behavior, obedience, and passivity with imaginativeness, friendliness, and curiosity. Rather than settling, expect more. Work to overcome shyness and fear of involvement by taking risks and building networks."

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