Articulate Your Values!  In one experiment, at the beginning of the new school year, 7th graders had to pick a personal value, such as being good at school, [2.2f] making friends [2.3f] or music. [2.4f] Then they spent 15 minutes writing down why this mattered to them. [3.1] To remind them, the process was repeated every 2-4 month.  Within two years, most weak students saw a 10% increase in all grades. [5.2] A year later, the experiment was repeated.  This time, the value “being good at school” was not even available.  The surprising truth. Again, all grades got better. [8.1] Remind yourself what you really care about [8.2].