Willetts, M. (2019, February 13). Hope helps students, speaker tells educators. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

Students who have hope are likely to do better academically if educators help them develop goals, realistic paths to attain them and the willpower to work toward them, Chan Hellman, a University of Oklahoma social work professor. “Hope is a better predictor of first-year college performance than the SAT, ACT or high school GPA,” says Hellman.

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