In the US, a sophomore is someone who in their second year in college, with two more years before they (hopefully) graduate. The term ‘sophomore slump’ refers to the significant drop in morale many sophomores feel after the initial excitement of college (and the elaborate on-boarding process) is replaced by the reality of harder courses.
Given that two of the Klever Insight co-founders started our careers in higher education, it is no wonder we were reminded of the term ‘sophomore slump’ when we reviewed the results of thousands of respondents of the Klever Insight survey.
Yes that’s an attention-getting line, famously coined by boxer Mike Tyson. But it really is something to think about, especially since it’s that time of the year for most of us – when we are neck deep in planning. A time when hope still springs eternal – *this* is surely the year when we will duck those right hooks and our fancy footwork will guide us to success. Or, when some of what we plan for gets completed rather than smashed by a flurry of incoming urgent issues.
If you are anything like me, here’s how you would approach this task :