1. Turn off the little voice. Remind yourself that you’ve accomplished a lot before getting into this college and that, if you didn’t have what it takes to succeed, they wouldn’t have admitted you.
  2. Realize you’re not alone. Everyone thinks they’re the only one, but a recent study shows that one-third of college students feel inadequate after the very first semester If you’re feeling unsure of yourself, keep in mind that you’re in distinguished company: Most of your friends are going through just what you’re experiencing now.
  3. Take something you’re good at.Each semester, in spite of the distribution requirements and courses you need for your major, take at least one course you enjoy and will likely do well in.
  4. Start small.Try taking a few small risks to help you overcome some of your fears. Maybe you could ask (or answer) a question in the discussion section.
  5. Reward achievements.Everyone feels better when they give themselves some recognition for a job well done, even a small accomplishment. Get yourself a slice of pizza or a latte for that 10 on the quiz. The positive reinforcement will make it easier for you to study for next week’s quiz.
  6. Make all the classes. Students who pop into class erratically have much greater trouble understanding and following the lectures that they do attend. Attend regularly in your classes
  7. Divide big tasks into small pieces.Know what you need to work so that you can focus on
  8. Do a trial run.Always practice for your speeches or for tests, by this you can assess your capabilities and weakness that you can focus 11. Take comments constructively. Many students see every mark on their paper as a biting criticism and, hence, ignore them entirely. Train yourself to view the comments in a more positive light, as ways the professor is trying to help you do better on the next piece of work (rather than sink your ship). Learning how to use the comments to improve, even after a not so impressive start, can be the best confidence booster of all.
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