To parents and students who think that the teacher has an obligation to make learners super performers, and also develop the habits that will make children better students, researchers say, “Parents and students, it’s up to you.”
Before you say that the schools and teachers just want to avoid responsibility, if you teach your child to ride a bike or to brush the teeth, why do you as a parent fail to get your kid to be a fanatic reader?
It all starts at home
Even before you think of that better student as the product of years of sacrifice and the single-minded devotion to studies, James Patterson advice in a CNN article to people who would like to become better students is to start at home.
You could choose to listen to Patterson when he says, “The most effective way to spur reading in kids is to give them books that they can gobble up.”
So, if you would like to become a better student, be a zealous reader.
Time Management is Not a Luxury
Time is a resource. Effective time management makes you a better student and eventually results in successful personal and professional lives. To students of all levels, whether in high school or college, appropriate time usage makes the difference between a mediocre and an exemplary performance.
Don’t study only when you are “in the mood”. Develop the following plan instead:
• Identify personal time: Plan the time you need for grooming, sleeping, doing household chores, and eating.
• Estimate your study time: Record the study time you will need for each subject.
• Implement the study plan: Put into action the set study times.
Study Smarter, Not Harder
Perhaps you are the type of student who stays up late at night while struggling to keep the eyes open. The Education Corner prescription for successful studying is for students to always space their study plan out over several shorter study periods and to never cram all of their studying into one or two long sessions.
The Most Difficult Subject First, the Easier One Later
Many students can mistakenly spend too much time on the easier subjects or assignments. But as the difficult subject will require more time and mental energy, having more effort for the difficult subject will greatly improve your academic performance.
But while you’re studying, look for a quiet place always. Few people study better in an environment with a little background noise. For many students, noise distraction can lead to the loss of the train of thought and the loss of focus.Tags: featured