Good habits for students
Students performance is largely determined by their habits. Thus, in this article, few simple steps and tips on how students can improve their schooling experience and also post great academic performance are discussed.
Creating a study plan is a simple yet effective way of being tackling your academic tasks. As the saying goes, ‘failing to plan is planning is planning to fail,’ there is a need for a student to create a plan on how to handle each academic task and assigns adequate time to accomplish it. It must be consistent with the school timetable of events to ensure it does not collide with other important school activities.
Enough sleep is also important to students. The body requires adequate sleep to replenish energy and reduce body fatigue. Though many students disregard the importance of this practice, it has been proven scientifically to have an immense impact on the learning process, and thus it should be an integral part of your time.
Having study breaks are important for each student to ensure optimal performance of the body and brain. For ergonomic purposes, a short walk can prevent repetitive strain injuries among other diverse benefits. Staring at computers or learning aids for long reduces the efficacy of the learning process, and thus it is advisable to have short breaks to allow your body and brain to relax to take in more information.
Ask questions where you do not understand from your friends, teachers or friends. Top performing students ask questions and embark on finding the right answers to those questions. More reading also enables you to have more questions about the elements you do not understand.
Creating your study notes is an effective way to learn more. The brain may not grasp everything it comes across just by reading it, thus, writing your notes can help your brain to absorb more. It also makes the revision process easier and fun since you read the information you synthesized and crystallized for your understanding. Notes shouldn’t be limited to materials available in class, conduct research and read widely.
Tests are an effective way to gauge your understanding of various subjects. Each textbook has exercises and assessment tests that test your understanding on a particular chapter or topic. Past papers and online resources can also be helpful test materials. Tests help students to figure out the elements they have not yet fully understood and thus prompt you to seek help from the teachers, classmates or friends. You can also set quizzes for yourself either when reading or after. Learn from every mistake you make in each test to improve your understanding of the subject and learn more about it.
Regularly test the knowledge you have accumulated in class in real life situations. This is necessary for practical based courses since it helps your mind to remember. Education is primarily about what you can do with the knowledge you gain class in solving real world problems and applying the knowledge in real life situation helps you to advance this core education objective.
Concisely, there are myriad ways you can become a better student and improve your performance. The above tips are just but a tip of the iceberg but would go a long way into improving your schooling habits. However, this article contains the core practices that guarantee a student improved academic performance.