Did you ever want to become the best student in your class? Or are you wondering how it is possible to become one and remain alive? Well, there is a tendency to think that the best students in class study day and night, they do not sleep much and do not often go out with friends, as well as never spend leisure with pleasure. It seems like they fell in love with their books and refuse to live their life to the fullest. Sure, people like this really exist, but in most cases, the best students are those who are good at time-management and are highly motivated individuals. Let’s take a closer look and see what are the main secrets of successful students.
Secret # 1 Time-management
If you want to become the best, you will need to cope with plenty of tasks in time. That is why you are going to need a plan, which will show you what and when you have to do during the day. Every day you should think about the most important things to finish or prepare yourself for. Your plan should contain your class hours, homework hours, at least 1 hour outside per day, time for meal and sleep. There should be breaks as well, 10-20 minutes long when you can just relax or listen to your favorite music. Also, you will have to reduce the time you spend in front of your TV or computer screen.
Secret # 2 Do not Postpone Anything
If you have several tasks to complete today, do it today, as new challenges are waiting for you tomorrow. Better skip watching your favorite show on TV and finish everything on time. Also, it’s better to cope with your assignment during the first half of the day, rather than in the evening when you are too tired even to move.
Secret # 3 Do not Neglect Sleep
This rule is connected to the previous one. If you know that you have an exam on Friday, start preparing from Monday. Do not postpone it till the last two days. The last night before the exam is very important, so make sure you follow your sleeping schedule. It is better than studying the whole night long because the next day you will be rested and able to think clearly.
Secret # 4 Do All the Extra Assignments
Sometimes, you can get “B” just because of the lack of few points. Why won’t you try to complete more assignments the teacher gives you and be sure about your own grades? All in all, in the end, you are likely to regret if you skip this rule.
Secret # 5 Use Your Teacher (and Others) as the Main Resource of Knowledge
Don’t ever be afraid to ask your teacher for help. We all make mistakes and need someone to correct us. Who can do this better than our teachers? A solution, a piece of advice, some interesting facts: your teacher can be the source of all of these! As well, there always will be those who know the subject better than us. Spend more time with such people to talk about it. In case you are studying foreign languages, find native speakers in your city and start practicing.