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12 Diseases in Learning
Learning how to succeed in college is on-the-job training but not without ailments. Beware of these common diseases of college students. Too often, they can be fatal. 1. Negative attitudusitis - Doesn't realize how much negative or limiting attitudes affect mood, motivation, &&and learning. 2. Chronic quitosis - Quits just before success or if something requires effort. 3. Dietitis - Sees no connection between a poor diet and problems in learning. 4. Goal absentheria - Unclear or unidentified goals result in low motivation. 5. Duhitis - Believes showing up is success in college. 6. Socialis Prioritum - Other activities are more important than academic ones. 7. Taint myfaultosis of You mademedoititis - Blames someone or something else for behavior
and performance.

succeed in college.

8. Ignoramus Innocentio - Doesn't know. Doesn't want to know. Doesn't suspect what it takes to 9. Chronic Ignoramus Fatalis - I can cram and get by in college. 10. Macho/Tarsanitis - I don't need help. I can fail by myself. 11. Entertain me Orelsia - If it isn't entertaining, I won’t pay attention. 12. Revengitis - I will punish my boring instructors by getting an F in their classes.(Often
associated with chronic ignoramus innocentio and duhitis). For help on skills for better learning, make an appointment with the Learning Skills Specialist in SARC, 113 Phillips Hall, 407-823-5130

Copyright © Dennis H. Congos, Certified Supplemental Instruction Trainer. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 - 407-823-3789 - Email: dcongos@mail.ucf.edu

Student Success Center Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services


				
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