Here’s an email template I made for one of the college students I do executive function coaching with, who was taking a 9-week, online, summer class. We did this at week 6 when she told me she was concerned about her pattern of giving up at the last minute. I discussed it with her before I wrote it, then emailed it to her, then had her send it while we were on a call (for accountability). We worded it to give the teacher a bit of background and to ask an easy, open-ended and useful question that would help the student proactively address her concern. She felt good about it and said that it’s often hard for her to come up with the right words in situations like this. Feel free to copy and modify it to your liking. -Seth
Hi Dr. Follis,
This is Sarah and I’m writing to ask for your support. Meeting with you 1:1 online last week was very helpful. My pattern is that at the end of a semester, I can get pretty fatigued and overwhelmed, and I can sabotage the whole semester. I do NOT want to do that, so I am writing to you to be honest and get support.
Here is my question for you:
What suggestions do you have for students who want to end the semester strong?