“To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don’t pay the price day in and day out, you’ll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.” ~ Stephen Covey
Good study habits will contribute to a successful academic future. Good habits lead to good grades, good grades lead to admissions to better colleges and universities, possibly with a scholarship thrown in. This in turn will lead to a great career.
To succeed, the first thing you need to do is take responsibility for your actions. You are the only one who can decide your priorities and how to use your time and resources. Your actions today will determine what will happen tomorrow and in the near future.
The most important thing to learn to survive and succeed in the classroom, is to use your time outside the classroom effectively. Do a periodic review of your lecture or class notes and the appropriate chapters in your textbooks. Nightly review of your notes is a great idea and will help you retain your lessons to a much greater degree.
This review will save time in the long run and prevent cramming prior to an exam. By being prepared in advance, you will be more relaxed and have better recall.
Be responsible for yourself. Your success rests in your own hands. Do not be influenced by your peers. Be a leader, not a follower. Do not allow your friends to dictate what is important. Keep friends who lead you towards your goals, not away from them. Don’t let friends influence you to not do your work. Not everyone has the same work ethic.
Set priorities with your schedule. Have a to do list and put the most important project first. Once this is done proceed to the second most important project. Crossing off each project as you finish will give you a sense of accomplishment. Hang out with kids who have the same goals as you. If you do this, your desire to be a successful student will be stronger with the help of a support group who encourage one another.
Different people work better at different times. Some students work better in the morning, while some can study better in the afternoon, or at night. Choose which time of the day you are most productive. If you study in the morning, plan to study your hardest subjects first.
Choose a study space where you can be comfortable. Pay attention to other things that help to improve your productivity. For example, can you study well with soft music in the background ? Make yourself comfortable while studying, not too hot or too cold, to increase productivity.
Look to always challenge yourself. Do not be content to just use your own issued School textbooks. Ask questions and do your own research. Share your knowledge and listen to others. When you share your knowledge, you help others to increase THEIR knowledge. As an added benefit, when you help to educate others, you learn more. So, make sure to go the extra mile, and enjoy the benefits.
Always seek solutions to problems. If you have difficulty understanding a particular concept, re-read it. If you still cannot understand it, become pro-active and consult with the teacher or professor. You may need to contact a tutor or an academic advisor. Make sure to seek assistance immediately or you may fall behind.
When you put your best effort into your work, you are already a success ! When you follow these study habits successfully, you will develop a sense of satisfaction. This will provide you with a strong feeling of pride and and accomplishment, because of your achievement.
Your good grades now will help prepare you and give you confidence for the future. You will have life enhancing tools at your disposal, developed from your attitudes of perseverance, hard work, discipline, honesty, curiosity, and a desire for excellence. These habits will contribute to a secure and happy future !
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