You only go to high school and college once.
Make the most of it.
Okay, so far we have covered the basics but we haven’t really talked about the fact that going to high school or college is hard. You work your little but off to get the results you need and sometimes it’s all a bit too much. I admit it I am not the perfect student at all. Sometimes I have to drag myself out of bed just to go to class or postpone a paper to the very last day before handing it in instead of pulling myself together and get it done in time. The results are always much better and I don’t feel like a spineless couch potato. It’s a win-win.
- No one is in charge of my education but me
- Ask for help, it’s not a failure if you don’t know how to solve a question or write an essay. Nobody’s perfect.
- You are not alone
- Work hard, play hard
- You only go to high school and college once. Make the most of it.
- Your parents and teachers don’t always know what is right for you or your future.
Trust your gut.
- Be organized and get your shit done.
- Hard work pays off
We tend to put so much pressure on ourselves to become the best students possible, to be the most popular girl or boy in school and do extra activities to put on our applications. But in reality there is no perfect student.
Getting a bad grade or failing an exam isn’t the end of the world.
Dreams and goals are important but not as important as your happiness right here right now. If you are pulling yourself down by trying to live up to all these crazy expectations not only from your parents and teachers but also from yourself, you are on a sure path of making your student years a living hell.
Make sure you study hard but remember it isn’t the end of the world if you get a bad grade or fails an exam. Life goes on and even though it seems like the most important thing in the world right now, trust me in 5 years time you won’t even be able to remember what course you failed.
Are you a nervous, shy person and/or sometimes find it hard to concentrate around others? Do you often know the answer but are too afraid to speak up? Then you are exactly like me and I turned out just fine. It only took these three changes in my life to make me a more confident and successful student. Try them out! What do you have to lose?
Do you often know the answer but are too afraid to speak up?
- Sit in front of the class. This will give you a more “conversational” connection with the teacher and it makes it easier to speak up in class because everyone doesn’t turn their head to look at you.
- Hide away any distraction possible. That means your phone, tablet or whatever you have that might distract you. Don’t go on social medias during class and sit around other students who are there for the same reason as you. To learn.
- Be prepared for class! I cannot stress enough how important that is. If you know your stuff it won’t be as scary when the teacher asks you a question because you most likely actually know the answer! Your teacher will appreciate your participation and nobody will laugh at you for actually being smarter than them.
Well that is it guys for my How To Succeed as a Student series! Hope you liked it and got some useful tips out of it. If I just helped one person it was all worth it xx
Lots of love,