The Habits of Successful College Students


The purpose of the Shifting Focus: The Habits of the Successful College Students presentation is to introduce students to the theories created by Stephen Covey. This presentation distills Covey's seven habits for effective business practices into a model students can use to navigate their college experience. Intended for students in their first or second year, this presentation also includes planning and motivational information.


This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute or 75-minute course.

Note: A time management presentation is available as either a stand-alone or supplement to this presentation:

Desired Outcomes

  • Students will articulate their academic goals.
  • Students will seek opportunities to focus their motivation on academic achievement.
  • Students will understand the pitfalls of procrastination.

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