8 tips to become a successful campus student
You are back in campus and ready for an epic semester. You have plans to excel and make better decisions regarding your academics and participation in extracurricular events. This week, Rahab Watare has put together a few tips to help you ace your way through and have a fulfilling semester. Here we go:
1. Rely on systems not motivation:
Students who do well do not wait until they are in the study mood before they get down to work. Neither do they wait until they feel motivated before they start preparing for an exam. Instead, successful students rely on systems to ensure that they get the work done even when they do not feel like it.
2. Exercise regularly:
Regular exercise helps you to remember information better, enhances your concentration and makes you more creative. Better creativity will make you a better student. Find creative ways to stay healthy and feel good, to do better in school.
3. Develop good posture:
Good posture improves your mood and also enhances your memory and learning. So, sit up, pull your shoulders back, lift up your chin and you will perform better.
4. Be organised:
Students who are not organised end up wasting precious time looking for items or notes, or doing last minutes work they forgot about. Learn to plan your day, week, month and semester to excel on campus.
5. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night:
Yes, it is possible. Students who perform well are effective learners. Sleep boosts memory and enhances learning. So go to bed at roughly the same time everyday and make it a priority to get eight hours of sleep a night.
6. Keep track of important dates, deadlines:
Note important days of upcoming tests or deadliness for submission of your assignments. This will reduce panic and low quality work too.
7. Manage your thoughts and emotions: Students who lose focus or motivation are typically discouraged. They are often discouraged because they feel as if they won’t do well academically, so they lose hope, Visit the University Counseling office and get the help you need.
8. Make time to relax
Doing well is not about getting good grades and outperforming your classmates. It’s about leading a balanced life that is focused on contributing to others. To lead a balanced student life, it’s important to set aside time to relaxation and do not burn out.