Step 1. Become an Eager BeaverThink of something that can motivate and make you ambitious to get better grades. Do you want to study in a distinguished university or win a scholarship to a renowned college? Do you want to make your parents proud or reach the summit of the Everest? Pick the goal and burn midnight oil to achieve it by meeting smaller objectives. Challenge yourself to receive straight A’s in the class that you do not like, do extra credit assignments, do not procrastinate writing essays, finish all the assigned readings or maintain the average grade at the desired level. Small achievements are hard to accomplish but very rewarding in the long run. Fortunately, life with adult responsibilities is not devoid of enjoyable things. Efforts are often recognized and compensated. That is why make sure to indulge in something pleasant after coping with one of the set challenges. Buy something, make a trip or have an idle evening to watch Netflix in pajamas and with pizza.
Step 2. Be OrganizedProper organization of your time, working process, and place is of paramount importance for academic excellence. You may create a schedule with tasks, due dates, and make to-do lists in a notebook or via numerous smartphone apps. Do not forget to spare some time for socializing and hobbies. Arrange your notes and class handouts by date and/or topic. In such a way, you will be able not only to retrieve information easily but also memorize it better. Use binders and stickers to keep your workplace neat and maximize the efficiency.
3. Acquire Study HabitsHabits that you develop while studying in high school will come in handy in college and workplace. There are a few examples of habits that you might want to form:
- Never be late for classes;
- Do the tasks right after they were assigned;
- Implement big projects in portions;
- Avoid cramming for the exam;
- Reread notes before each class.
Sep 21, 2016 in Education