Motivate students who get discouraged with difficult research tasks by letting them know you believe they can do it and that some tasks are meant to push their boundaries so they can grow.

  • Tell students that you know these tasks are new, challenging experiences, but they are more than capable of gaining the skills necessary to successfully complete them.
    • This reaffirms your confidence in their potential, which can be particularly impactful when mentoring students who are unsure of themselves.