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Students learn benefits of breaking bad habits

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TR writing and learning center coordinator Steve LeMons talks breaking bad habits. Photo by Jonathan Rose/The Collegian

By Jonathan Rose/reporter

TR Campus students gained insight into how to break bad habits that hinder success at The Journey workshop Nov. 8.

TR writing and learning center coordinator Steve LeMons talked about how living up to students’ potential empowers them regardless of circumstances.

LeMons said students need to understand the connections between negative thinking academic failure, disappointment and how living in poverty impacts self-confidence.

“I’m on the front lines of helping students improve their academic thought and life skills,” LeMons said.

The workshop was designed to help students shake off self-defeating habits that lead to thoughts of uncertainty and prevent positive thinking.

“I was not planning on attending, but I’m glad I did,” TR student Matt McKneely said. “I came in not caring much and came out excited and ready to make an impact in my own life.”

LeMons used hip-hop music and incorporated an interactive map to help students learn how to navigate the world of academics and discover directions to help them break free from cycles of failure and succeed.

“The speaker was very inspirational,” TR student Seth Rodrick said. “He kept you on your toes. He was always moving around and had so much energy.”

LeMons said college is a learning tool that should be used as an investment for the future. He encouraged students to engage in critical thinking and taught them how to use real-world experiences to accomplish their goals.

“The presenter was amazing,” McKneely said. “He made you feel as though he knew your story.”

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