Being a student can be difficult.
This is especially true with the amount of work, homework and exams that you have to do as a student.
However, I want to help you have a better student life by giving you tips on how to be a successful student.
These tips that I am giving you will help you improve your grades in school and also make your life as a student so much easier.
Adding onto this, these are also from my personal experience as someone who does well in school.
If you do not want to experience that much stress in school, then I strongly advise you to be more organised.
This includes creating a revision schedule so that you can revise each subject evenly.
I know that most of you will say that you cannot follow a revision schedule, but if you want to do well in school, you have to discipline yourself.
You need to tell yourself that you can do it. Tell yourself every day for all I care.
If you keep motivating yourself and telling yourself that you can and will follow the revision schedule you will. Trust me on this one.
Another way to be organised is to have an organised environment.
What I mean by that is that when you are studying and revising in your room or wherever you are studying, makes sure the environment is neat and tidy.
This can have quite a significant impact on how well you study.
Being organised will not only help you with secondary school but also university and work as well.
Get Rid Of Distractions
The main reason why we are not able to study successful or do as well as we want in a school is because of distractions.
Our main distractions for many of us are our phones or your iPad or tablet.
Don’t be ashamed by that because many of us can relate as well, including me myself.
What I advise you to do is to first know how long you spend on your phone or tablet.
This is because by knowing exactly how long you are spending on your phone or tablet would force you to acknowledge that they are your distractions and find methods to reduce the time you spend.
I believe that the reasons why we are on our phones or tablets are because we are bored and the instant notifications from social media.
Therefore, to prevent this, you should turn off your notifications and find alternatives such as reading or listening to a podcast when you are on a break.
Do Your Homework The Day It Is Set
I cannot stress this enough to you how important and beneficial this is.
If you do your homework the day you get it set, it prevents you from rushing it and doing it last minute.
In other words, it prevents procrastination.
After doing your homework, you will have more time to relax and do whatever you want.
When you do your homework the same day you get to set the homework, you will find it easier to do the homework because you will remember the things that you have just recently learnt from school.
Use Your Free Time In School To Catch Up With Work
If you know you are behind or you have any work to do, using your free time that you have is highly recommendable.
This is because you can get everything over and done with so that you will not have to stress over it in the future or pull an all-nighter.
It also gives you time to do whatever you want to do, without thinking of needing to complete any homework.
Also if you do all your homework and studying at school, you will not have to do it at home, meaning you will have more free time for yourself.
There is no such thing as multitasking.
Multitasking doesn’t exist; instead, you are switching between different tasks, reducing your studying efficiency.
Studies have shown that multitasking reduces productivity.
When you compare those who multitask to those who do not, most of those who do not multitask complete their work much quicker and more effectively than those who multitask.
Exercising improves your concentration.
Studies have shown that just exercising for 20 minutes before studying can help you improve your concentration.
Exercising increases the level of blood flowing through your brain, meaning that your brain is more active and ready to learn.
That is why I encourage you to exercise at least once a day and preferably in the morning before you go to school.
Also exercising can boosts your mood and help you remain motivated when studying.
Break A Big Task Into Smaller Tasks
Huge tasks can be daunting so if you want to release the stress over doing a huge task, break it up into smaller tasks.
There is a limit to how much our brain can deal with, so by breaking down a big task into smaller tasks, would not only help your brain but the quality of your work would be better.
To split a big task into a smaller task, I advise you to create a work plan.
Ask Questions In Class
Do not be afraid to ask questions.
Asking questions to your teacher is important so that you have a better understanding of the topic that you are learning at school.
It doesn’t matter if people moan and groan at you because you asked a question.
To be honest you shouldn’t care at all.
You are asking a question for your benefit so that you can understand exactly what the teacher is teaching you about and you might even help other people who are too afraid to ask themselves.
It also saves you time from researching your question online.