8 Habits of Successful Students – Says Experts
Adequate planning and preparations have proven to be effective in achieving success. The term and academic year is still very fresh and leaves room for goals settings. Here are some tips from experts on how to make the most of the new academic year.
Organization is King: Making a plan for what you're going to do and when you're going to do it will make sure students and even teachers are always ahead of the curve - literally. At Nigerian Tulip International Colleges, we help students stay organized because we understand it forms the bedrock of success.
Avoid Multitask: Studies have shown that multitasking is physically impossible. Recommend high level of focus and concentration for students in achieving their set goals.
Create Goals in Milestone: Studying isn't fun to begin with, and forcing yourself through a study marathon will only make it worse. Students are advised to divide their work into manageable chunks and reward themselves when they finish each chunk. This is sure to make studying (more) fun.
Sleep: This cannot be overemphasized. In this day and age of tweet, text chat, it is becoming a norm for students to stay up till late in the night. Experts recommend never underestimating the importance of those eight hours of zzz's every night! Getting a good night's rest will sharpen students’ focus and improve their working memory.
Set a schedule & Keep a Study Plan: Know your rhythm. Do you work better right after school or after you've eaten dinner? Ask yourself; are you more productive in 90-minute blocks or half-hour spurts? Find a schedule that works for you, and keep at it. Setting up a reading schedule and study is a sure success step!
Keep Tabs and 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! We make students keep note at NTIC because the faintest pen could be sharper than the best brain when it comes to recollection.
Study: Just study! This may seem obvious, but it is important to keep in mind that there is a right and a wrong way to study. We encourage our students to review their 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.
Keep a Reading Group: At Nigerian Tulip International Colleges, we emphasize collaboration, group activities and reading. We have found it to be a helpful learning tip that ensures academic success.
Application of these tips will guarantee success!