Meet Katie


Undergraduate Student

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Working on Class Performance

Katie entered her sophomore year feeling like she was getting a handle on MIT. After receiving one of the lowest scores in the class on her first exam in introductory neural computation, a core subject in her major, Katie questioned her path and her judgement. Enacting the failure plan that she had made for herself, Katie took time for self-care and reflection, so that she could more calmly reach out to her professor and TAs for feedback on her study strategies.

I am now a computational neuroscientist. I love it. It's the only thing I'd like to be doing on this planet.”

Katie, Undergraduate Student

Katie’s Strategies

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Katie: Studying for Deeper Understanding

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Katie: Not Comparing Yourself to Others

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Katie: Growth Mindset

Another Point of View

Listen to other students relating to this same struggle and what helped them cope.