In order to be truly successful in school, you must be rounded and obtain high grades. Students must have time for reflection and exploration if they are going to profit fully from school life. You must find time to read widely and study ahead. It is harmful to constantly play “catch up”, worrying about whether you are learning effectively and being bombarded with the desperation of being inundated by assignments. Students can eradicate these pitfalls by developing positive and practical study habits.
Are good grades important?
The grades you obtain in school will have a profound effect on the life course you want to choose. Your grades will help you to move on to the next leg of the academic race that you are trotting and it can be the factor that determines whether or not you get the next scholarship that you are so hoping for. You are able to determine the pace of the race with good grades.
Do you have good work habits?
A good student must have good work habits. On the other hand, good work habits and good grades are inextricable linked you cannot have one without the other. Students need to develop good habits while in the classroom, in the library and in their study.
In the classroom:
- Listen attentively.
- Answer questions and participate in discussions.
In the library:
- Make a list of what you’re going to look for.
- Take along with you all your study apparatus.
- Get right to work don’t waste time.
- Make notes on what you have found.
- Create a study schedule.
- Find a place that is conducive to studying.
- Know exactly what you’re to study.
- Make a note of things that are not clear and research them.
- End your study session on time and get some rest.
All good students will not only study but they will have extracurricular activities in which they take part. The key thing is striking a balance, by planning well. What students need to keep in mind is that no executive takes a step without careful thinking and planning. The student without a plan for his daily activities lives from one study predicament to the next. Students are encouraged to create a study schedule at least two weeks after school begins when they have found out what the program is like and what extracurricular activities that will be taking part in. True success will be gained if you stuck to the study schedule that you have created. Feel free to modify this schedule as the work load gets more demanding and ensure that you place this schedule in an area where it is visible.
The more time you permit to elapse between study and a test of what you have learned, the less you will remember of it. In planning your schedule, make time for studying each subject as close as possible to the time its class meets. With this in mind ensure that you study when you are at your best. You do your best work during certain time of the day. Study when you are at your best. Some students study best at night while others are at their best when day breaks. The job is yours to find the time when you are at your best and construct your schedule around that time.
Finally, sleep and healthy meals are just as important as studying so ensure that you factor in sleep and meals in your study routine.