10 Key Habits Of Successful Students
What's up everybody, dropping some knowledge today that will hopefully help a lot of you out moving forward. These are major keys that not only allowed me to excel as a student, but these are habits that allowed me to excel in life and business. Lets get right into it:
#1 Get Organized. Making a plan for what you're going to do and when you're going to do it will make sure you're always ahead of the curve - literally.
#2 Don't multitask. Studies have shown that multitasking is physically impossible. Don't be the student who's in class texting, on FB or IG or even worse playing games. Focus on the task at hand and you'll see the difference in the long run.
#3 Divide it up. Studying isn't fun to begin with, and forcing yourself through a study marathon will only make it worse. Dividing your work into manageable chunks and rewarding yourself when you finish each chunk will make studying (more) fun.
#4 Sleep. Don't underestimate the importance of those eight hours of zzz's every night! Getting a good night's rest will sharpen your focus and improve your working memory.
#5 Set a schedule. Do you work better right after school or after you've eaten dinner? Are you more productive in 90-minute blocks or half-hour spurts? Find a schedule that works for you, and stick to it. This one is all about trial and error and you'll need to experiment to see what works best for you.
#6 Take notes. Taking notes will not only keep you more engaged during class, but will also help you narrow down what you need to study when exam time rolls around. It's much easier to reread your notes than to reread your entire textbook! Don't be the cool kid in class who forgets their textbook and never has a pencil, be prepared and you'll see success sooner than others.
#7 Study. This one might be obvious, but did you know that there's a right and a wrong way to study? Review your material several days ahead of time, in small chunks, and in different manners (for example, write flashcards one day and take practice tests the next). In other words, don't cram.
#8 Manage your study space. Find a place that will maximize your productivity. Look for places away from the television and other distractions. Whether it's your local library or just the desk in your bedroom, set aside a study space that you'll want to spend time in.
#9 Find a study group. Sitting down with a group of people who are learning the same things as you is a great way to go over confusing class material or prepare for a big test. You can quiz each other, reteach material, and make sure that everyone is on the same page. After all, teaching someone else is the best way to learn. TO TEACH IS TO LEARN TWICE.
#10 Ask questions. You're in school to learn, so don't be afraid to do just that! Asking for help - from a teacher, a tutor or your friends - is a surefire way to make sure you truly understand the material.
Hope these quick tips help you out, feel free to hit me up or watch the video below for more!
As always keep it real, until next time this is your favourite brown guy signing off.
- Navin (@navinitl)