Carlos thinks his mother has some unrealistic expectations. She likes to tell him that the reason she never finished college was so she could work and give her children the chance to go. Now she expects Carlos to come through his first year with A’s in all his courses. Carlos doesn’t do all that well on his initial round of exams, and when his mother hears the results, she expresses her disappointment and lectures him about whether he’s serious about the education she’s paying for.
1. What are some possible reasons for Carlos's lackluster performance?
2. How do you think Carlos responded to his mother's lecture? How would you have responded?
3. What are some strategies for success that Carlos can employ to help improve his grades on future exams?