A Seven-day plan to create habits for Success, Balance Work and Study Time, and Create confidence to earn your degree
Once Upon a time…
I was a frustrated student, trying my best to study for an exam and feeling like I just couldn’t do it. I was great at creating an awesome study plan and terrible and sticking to it. Not being able to stick to my own plan was embarrassing. I truly felt defeated and doubted if I would be able to pass the exam. At times I wondered if I was smart enough for it.
For those that don’t know me yet, hello! I’m a college professor, a mom, and a doer of all things.
And yet…this exam was killing me!
My experience is not unique. Working with hundreds of online students each month, I hear a lot of similar problems. Things like…
- I just can’t seem to get this paper finished.
- I’m busy and can’t find time to study.
- I have trouble remembering what I study.
- I’m trying, but my grades aren’t improving.
- I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
Sometimes we just need a guide
A guide doesn’t do the hard work for us. They are there to offer advice from their experience.
I’m all for preventing problems by learning from someone else’s challenges!
In this week-long college study challenge, I will be your guide as we’ll talk about how to take small steps every day to work towards your degree and why we start procrastinating in the first place. When you understand what’s going on, it’s much easier to start taking action.
In case you were wondering, I used these same strategies to turn things around when studying for my exam. I figured out an approach that worked, starting small, and building on my momentum. I was able to pass my exam using this strategy that I am sharing with you for free.
In the 7-Day College Study Challenge, I help you set a personalized goal for the week and achieve it. You will see immediate results this week while building a foundation to continue making progress in your courses and earn your degree.
Who should join the 7-Day Challenge?
This challenge is for students who are serious about earning a college degree and want to change the results they are getting right now. Results mean many things, like:
- earn better grades
- feel motivated
- study more consistently
- stop cramming before every exam
- stop procrastinating
- get more focused
- feel more in control of your time
This week-long challenge teaches you the skills and strategies to change your results, get focused, take control, and ultimately earn your degree.
Sign up for the 7-Day College Study Challenge
To join the 7-Day Study Challenge, enter your email address and sign up below.
This challenge is a commitment to a better future and a different result. Committing to yourself will literally change your life. Give yourself the best you have to offer.
I think you’re worth it.
Still not sure if the college study challenge helps? Scroll down to read comments left by past participants. After you rock the challenge, come back and share your experience.
Manasi Koppal says
Hey after this challenge I learned a lot of things thank you so much and it really helped me in my time management and figuring out how to read I am a computer science student 2nd year it was really difficult for me now I am able to do everything thank you so much for this and I love it.
It’s helped to set a certain amount of time; a schedule that’s written down in front of me.
You are more challenged to focus and achieve it.
‘putting it off’ thoughts were a common habit;; but Pushing on and getting things done; is tough but worthwhile..
Dionicio Baez says
I was waiting for this. Thank you so much.
Hello.i wanna 1 day of challenge. Plus send to my email.
It looks like those were all sent. If you missed any, please check your Junk/Spam folder, as some email clients filter messages there if the email address is not in your contact list.
7day challenge is fabulous and it really works, I haven’t get second day email
I’m so glad to hear it has been helpful! Please check your Junk/Spam email folder. Sometimes emails get filtered there unintentionally.
Dr. Shilpi Bhatt says
It was an all new and a wonderful experience in total!!
We can achieve the required study results if we break the tasks into bite size pieces of a 15 minute or 30 minute schedule. Moreover those 30 minute and 15 minute schedules do not even look like tasks!!
With Jessica’s constant support and motivation for a week I could pulverize proscrastination!!
Thank you Jessica !
I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
That is wonderful news!
Thanks..it was amazing to be accountable for what n how u r doing while study. I enjoyed this.
Feedback from a study challenge member who wished to remain anonymous:
What I learned from the7-Day Study Challenge is that when you set a certain amount of time you get more challenged to achieve it and also the fact that every step you have someone encouraging you.
Ariana Guptill says
I love this! And your blog. 🙂
I am currently a senior in college with an English Secondary Education major and History minor. I seriously struggle with procrastination and having zero motivation, grit and God are all that have gotten me this far, and now all I have left is student teaching! As I am this far along in my college career, I find myself wishing I would’ve pushed myself harder along the way not to procrastinate. It is one of my personal goals as a future teacher (fingers crossed) to help students to create positive study and homework habits in high school. Because as the cliche saying goes, old habits die hard — it is a cliche for a reason, it’s incredibly true! So I hope to help students create good habits early on, because whether they choose college or not, perseverance and getting things done right away are habits that will come in handy anywhere in life.
Your posts make me so happy because I love to see that there are others out there wanting to help students succeed! Thank you. 🙂
Thanks so much, Ariana. Your passion for helping students as you go into your teaching career is awesome! Be proud that you have procrastinated in the past. For real. Figuring out why it happens to you and how you overcome it is the way to help others through your experience. If you had never experienced it you wouldn’t be able to help anyone else through it.
After 7 days challenge, I was shocked by how much I am able to do in 30/15 minutes. I don’t need to spend so much time learning and setting my study routine for 2-3 hours per day. Thanks to Jessica I passed one of my tests and I got the best mark (in Poland it is 5) and I was stress-free for the first time. Receiving every day a message was motivating and kept me going on. Now I know how to learn and keep being motivated. Planning ahead is my habit now which helps me with doing even more.