Student Life
What makes a student successful? Commitment to their classes, focusing on their studies and rational decision making are some to name a few. Habits are regularly repeated behaviours - which we don’t always pay attention to or recognise and become automatic. In this article we explore the positive habits and behaviour of successful students and how you can also stay ahead of the game.
  1. Organisation: Creating a plan, dividing up your time, prioritising your schedule and understanding how your time can benefit you ensures your productivity is in place and workload is balanced. This means also keeping your study space organised in a tidy and comfortable environment, increasing your concentration and performance.
  2. Set specific goals: Without goals in mind, you lack focus and clarity on what it is you want to achieve. Set an aim for your overall academic goals and short-term study goals. Think SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-based. By breaking goals down into specific tasks, you will have a direction and specific targets to reach those goals, setting yourself up for success.
  3. Take notes: Making notes in class and when you want helps you concentrate and boosts your memory skills to retain more information.
  4. Review, review, review: Revise after each class on the topics you learned to stay caught up and preserve certain information. This will also help you remember information more correctly.
  5. Believe in yourself: Be realistic and surround yourself with positivity. Visualise yourself as who you want to be and acknowledge your accomplishments. At the end of the day if you don’t believe in yourself, who will?