As the schools’ syllabuses get complex and workload increase, students are bound to be stressed at times. Stress is part and parcel of life and learning to cope with it is part of the objective of an education. Here are 8 important concepts to follow to make your time in school a pleasant one:
Identify all the positive reasons for all the hard work and effort you are putting into getting good grades. Is it for yourself and your parents, or for your relatives? Is it so that you can become a pilot, lawyer or a teacher? These reasons should be empowering or perhaps put a smile on your face when you think about them.
Being well stocked with pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, writing pad and files ensures that you need not worry about not having any basic material on hand. Acquire the good habit of filing and adopt an organized system of filing, so that you know exactly where to find your notes and worksheets when you need to. This saves you a lot of time.
Be on time for all your classes. Dragging your feet into lessons and being late will not please your teacher and it adds to everyone’s negative vibes about each other. The same goes for your homework. It is best to plan to finish your work before deadlines, not right on deadlines. You tend to be late when you plan to finish just on time.
Your teachers have an abundance of subject resources with them. If you need any help at all, always approach them. They will be more than happy to direct you to resources or even give some of their own to you. If you need help with some of your weaker subjects, do not hesitate to ask for tuition.
5. Interesting Subjects
When you have a choice of which subjects to take or which topics to work on for projects, always choose those for which you have the most interest. This makes learning fun for you and you are usually much more productive. Avoid choosing topics/subjects just because you think they will impress your teacher or your friends,
Allocate specific time slots everyday for homework and leisure. It is normally advised that you clear up your work first before relaxing. It is always better to allocate slightly more time than is needed than to underestimate, because not being able to finish up work usually leads to panic.
7. Study Environment
Make sure you have a quiet and pleasant environment for learning. Having a proper chair and table of the correct height will save you from getting aches and cramps. Your table should be clean. Having it too cluttered normally disturbs you subconsciously. Take 5 minute breaks after every hour of study to rest your body and mind. You will come back more refreshed and more productive than before.
8. Study Style
The best style of studying that has proven to work is through regular revision. You tend to feel more prepared for classes and ready to do your homework when you follow this style. To read more about this, refer to this article.
by: Justin Lee
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