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10 Rules Of Successful Students

10 Rules on academic success
You  must read this if you wants to come out with  good grades

1. Set educational goals.
Students who'll be successful are motivated by
what their goals represent in terms of career
aspirations and life's desires. Ask yourself these
questions: What am I doing here? Is there some
better place I could be? What does my presence
here mean to me?Answers to these questions
represent your "Hot Buttons" and are, without a
doubt, the most important factors in your
success as a college student. If your educational
goals are truly yours, not someone else's, they
will motivate a vital and positive academic
attitude. If you are familiar with what these hot
buttons represent and refer to them often,
especially when you tire of being a student,
nothing can stop you; if you aren't and don't,
everything can, and will!
2. Work hard. At the end of the day, hard work
pays off. You made it into University, which
suggests you have the fundamental skill set
required for higher education, but don’t forget to
keep your eye on the ball and buckle down and
get the work done! It’s easy to get swayed by
social life. These things are important, but
success largely rests with a student’s ability to
develop and maintain a strong work ethic. Make
lists, prioritize, and focus on getting the “job” of
being a student done well.
3. Be a good time manager.
Always remember that time control is life control
and consciously choose to be in control of your
life. An elemental truth: you will either control
time or be controlled by it! It's your choice: you
can lead or be led, establish control or relinquish
control, steer your own course or follow others.
Failure to take control of their own time is
probably the no. 1 study skills problem for
college students. It ultimately causes many
students to become non-students!
Procrastinators are good excuse-makers. Don't
make academics harder on yourself than it has
to be. Stop procrastinating. And don't wait until
tomorrow to do it!
4. Go to lectures: Lectures are there for a
reason, they provide you with value-added
content. It’s true that some of the content may
be available on-line, or with a text-book, but in
most cases, lectures will help to draw
connections between different content, and/or
provide a valuable context to the material that
might be in the textbook or on-line.
Also make sure you go to lecture room early,
being late to lectures does you no favours.
5. Ask questions.
Ask questions to provide the quickest route
between ignorance and knowledge. In addition to
securing knowledge you seek. There are no
foolish questions, only foolish silence. It's your
6. Take good notes.
Take notes that are understandable and
organized, and review them often. Why put
something into your notes you don't understand?
Ask the questions now that are necessary to
make your notes meaningful at some later time.
A short review of your notes while the material
is still fresh on your mind helps you learn more.
The more you learn then, the less you'll have to
learn later and the less time it will take because
you won't have to include some deciphering time,
also. The whole purpose of taking notes is to
use them, and use them often. The more you use
them, the more they improve.
7. Talk about what you're learning.
Get to know something well enough that you can
put it into words. Talking about something, with
friends or classmates, is not only good for
checking whether or not you know something, its
a proven learning tool. Transferring ideas into
words provides the most direct path for moving
knowledge from short-term to long-term memory.
You really don't "know" material until you can
put it into words. So, next time you study, don't
do it silently. Talk about notes, problems,
readings, etc. with friends, organize an oral study
group, pretend you're teaching your peers. "Talk-
learning" produces a whole host of memory
traces that result in more learning.
8. Don't cram for exams.
Divided periods of study are more effective than
cram sessions, and you need to practice it. You'll
learn more, remember more, and earn a higher
grade. Short, concentrated preparatory efforts
are more efficient and rewarding than wasteful,
inattentive, last moment marathons. Yet, so
many students fail to learn this lesson and end
up repeating it over and over again until it
becomes a wasteful habit. Not too clever, huh?
9. Be persistent
Sometimes the going gets tough. Maybe you put
down the right answers but you still get lower
grades. Remember "Only those who endure it till
the end will be crowned" . Do not retire but

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