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TXGU Activity: Strengthening Scholarly Identity


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 Texas GEAR UP

Grade Level: 12th

Introduction for Educators: Of course, we know that just because students get into college doesn't mean they will automatically succeed there. Challenge them to avoid identifying with roles that can conflict with being a student scholar.

Introduction for Students: Just as in every aspect of life, college is full of distractions that can keep you from being the best you can be. Find out how to anticipate those distractions and deal with them now.

The Activity: Create a list of three "I will never" statements—commitments you make to yourself, your family, and your friends to make sure you get as much out of your college experience as possible.

Bonus Features: Post the "I will never" statements in the classroom to share and inspire.