What do successful students do? read on to findout the answer. In a college or university, it is certain that some students will be more successful than the others. These set of students are always very few and hard to find in most of the department in the university. They are the types that work diligently to achieve academic excellence at all cost.
If you are an average student or the “I don’t care type”, you probably might be wondering what the most successful students do differently to achieve academic excellence. Don’t let it upset you because you have finally found the answer. Below are the
10 things successful students do differently
They Copy the Lectures TimeTable For the Semester
Successful students make sure that they have the lecture timetable for the semester copy on the first page of their notebook. Some do copy it on a plain sheet and have it posted at where they can easily see it. By so doing, they are always punctual to classes. Successful students are not the type that calls their colleague on phone to ask what lecture they will have for the day. They work with the school lecture timetable.
By so doing, they are always punctual to classes. Successful students are not the type that calls their colleague on phone to ask what lecture they will have for the day. They work with the school lecture timetable.
They Attend Lectures
Show me a student who skip classes to complete an interesting movie and I will show you a failure.
Success students understand the important of going to class and so they make going to classes a priority. A successful student doesn’t give an excuse to stay away from class. They attend all their lectures and make sure that they pay attention to what their Lecturer/Tutor is saying in class. They always ask their tutor question in class to better understand a topic where they don’t understand it.
They attend all their lectures and make sure that they pay attention to what their Lecturer/Tutor is saying in class. They always ask their tutor question in class to better understand a topic where they don’t understand it.
They Prepared Early for Test and Examination
If I may ask you, how much do you remember when you only read a text the night to a test or examination?. Believed me you can only remember 5 – 25 % of what read. This is what successful students do differently, they make sure that they read their lecture notes the same day after the class and try to understand the course. They study consistently and try to provide the solution to questions that they might likely be tested on.
They Set Goals
The goals you set for yourself determine the direction you goes in life. If you don’t have a goal in life, you can never get full concentration on what you are doing and success will be far from you. This is what successful students do differently. They set goals for themselves, they don’t just live for the sake of living. They do just read for the sake of reading. They don’t just study for the sake of studying. They have reasons for doing whatever they are doing. Not only do they set goals, they also work hard to actualized their set goals.
They Don’t Blame Others
One thing that I have noticed on most successful students is that they take full responsibility of whatever happen in their life. They don’t in any way blame others for their failure. Instead, they search themselves and find out where they did it wrong and make necessary corrections.
So instead of looking for who to blame for your failure, check yourself and make the necessary adjustment to those habits you think make you fails.
They Never Give Up No Matter The Challenges
Like they popular saying that ” quitters never win and winners never quit”. Successful students don’t give up no matter the challenges the encounter on the cost of their academic pursuit.
No matter the challenges that you are passing through, Never give up. That situation can never remain the same forever, you only need to change the way you look at it. Off course, if you change the way you look at a situation, the situation itself will change.
Sometimes you have to get knock down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you were ever before. Many Successful students pass through a difficult situation in life but they only thing that makes them successful is they never give up.
They Know The Point
Successful students don’t just study for fun; they study to know. They don’t just read through the textbook but they go for the main point and as well use lectures as a detective mission.
Don’t just study randomly, read to understand. Do you really understand what you are studying right now? if not, why not ask questions?. Don’t be shy or feel too big to ask your friends for tutorials. This may really be of help to you.
Research shows that group discussion is one of the best ways to study. It helps you remember more. Don’t skip that page if you don’t understand it. Discuss it with friends.
They Reverse Mathematical Problems and Solve it.
Successful students Always go back to solved engineering problems they were given in class. They try to make the questions assume different shapes and ultimately attempt them. You are told in class that the square root of four (4) is two (2); why not try the square root of minus four (-4) on your own? Anything that has weight and occupies space is matter; what if it doesn’t have weight?
For example; you were told in class that y = 2x + 6; why not try something like y = 6 – 2x? Anything that has weight and occupies space is matter; what if it doesn’t have weight?
They Take Their Studies Seriously
Another thing that a successful do differently is they don’t joke with their studies. They don’t exchange their study time for leisure. They set personal study timetable that guides them. They work hard to achieve excellence.
The truth is nobody is been born with academic success, anyone that succeed academically do so by studying hard.
They Believe Something Differently
Successful students have something that they believe in and stand for. To be a successful student, you must have something that you deeply believe in and stand for. If you do not stand, for one thing, you will fall for everything. I urge you to stand for success. That is the habit of highly successful students in college and University.