SUCCEEDING AS A STUDENT
We are in an era or time of technological advancement; a time where almost anything is possible with the help of information, communication and other forms of technology. Information sharing, travelling the world, communication and learning new things have become far more easier than what it use to be. Students can source for information more easily, submit assignments and study online, reach out to friends and lots more. All these have made life a lot more easier for the students.
These advancements are very beneficial to the students, however not without challenges. For example, these advancement have made some students lazy, there are increases in examination malpractices, fraud, procrastination, impersonation and time wasting on social and other media.
In this section, we shall look at the ways a students can use the new technologies to their advantages instead of the other way round.
15 HABITS A STUDENT NEEDS TO SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
- Organize Your Work: Always make a plan of what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it. Write them where you will remember and follow them strictly. Make every effort to always keep to your plans.
- Avoid Procrastination: procrastination can have a negative effect on a student’s school work, grade and overall health. Procrastination is one of the major bane on students and many people, it has held many people back from achieving success.
- Avoid Multitasking: Studies have shown that multitasking is physically impossible. It leads to distraction thereby reducing productivity.
- Divide Your Work Into Smaller Bits: Studying can be stressful and so trying to force yourself through a study marathon will only make it worse and discouraging. Dividing your work into manageable bits or pieces and rewarding yourself when you finish each chunk will make studying more easier and fun.
- Know Your Strength: Knowing what you can do better will help you to focus.
- Sleep Well. Don’t underestimate the importance of taking some good hours of sleep. Getting a good night’s rest will sharpen your focus and improve your working memory.
- Schedule Your Time. Do you achieve more at night or during the day? Do you work better right after school or after you’ve eaten dinner? Find a schedule that works for you, and stick to it.
- Make The Right Friends: Your friends influence your life greatly including the decisions you make knowingly and unknowingly. You cannot produce positive results when you are always with people producing negative energy.
- Take Notes. Taking notes in class will not only keep you more engaged, but will also help you narrow down what you need to study when its time for examinations. It’s much easier to read your notes several times than to read your entire textbook!
- Study. This one might be obvious, but did you know that there’s a right and a wrong way to study? Review your material several days ahead of time, in small chunks, and in different manners (for example, write flashcards one day and take practice tests the next). In other words, don’t cram.
- Manage Your Study Space. Find a place that will maximize your productivity, the area of your strength. Whether it’s your local library or just the desk in your bedroom, set aside a study space that you’ll want to spend time in.
- Be Consistent: Consistency has proven to be a secret key to success. You cannot make any meaningful progress in your studies or anything in life if you are not consistent.
- Find a Study Group. Sitting down with a group of students who are learning the same things as you is a great way to go over confusing class material or prepare for a big test. You can ask questions, test each other, reteach materials, and make sure that everyone is on the same page.
- Stay Attentive: You cannot get the best out of your studies if you fail to pay close attention to what is been taught. Avoid all distractions and stay focused in order to achieve the optimum results.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help. The main reason for been in school is to learn and understand, so don’t be afraid to ask for help in areas you are confused. You can ask for help from your teacher or even friends.