Long study sessions, tight deadlines, and hectic term papers are an inevitable part of the school. Over the years, you might have received all kinds of advice e.g. stop procrastination, do your homework right away and so forth. Unfortunately, most of the time, that’s easier said than done. There are way too many distractions nowadays from group projects to club meetings, social media and even the need to find a job to help you pay for your tuition fees.
Fortunately, there are a few simple moves you can pull to improve your productivity either as a high school or college student. And here now are some of them.
Eliminate or At Least Reduce the Distractions
Unless you need to use the internet for your research, turn it off. Put your phone on silent mode. Lock yourself in a safe learning room. Most importantly, make sure your TV is turned off and that no buddies come over for unnecessary visits during your study sessions.
Have All the Right Room in Place
Avoid wasting your time due to distractions that come with having to stop midway to find pens, highlighters, papers, and note cards by making sure you’re adequately prepared before sitting down. Be sure to organize all your assignments and tasks in advance, that way, you’ll waste less time try to figure stuff out once you take the seat to study.
Want To Improve Your Productivity At School? Boost Your Motivation
There are various to stay motivated throughout your study sessions. The first one is to make sure you’re getting adequate rest. Take a good shower, grab a cup of coffee (or any other beverage that helps keep you energized). Most importantly take lots of water and if possible, plan a reward at the end of the study session e.g. to watch a movie, go for a road trip and so forth.
Make Sure Your Class Notes Are Complete
The reason why some students fail is that they don’t have the right study materials. Either they have poorly written notes or are using the wrong text books to study. So, before you set out for that long study session, make sure you have the best study material available. It’s always a good idea to compare notes with friends to ensure that what you have is complete and comprehensive especially if you happened to miss a class.
The Rubric Is Your Best Friend
Refer to the study guidelines that your lecturer provided you with at the beginning of the semester. In particular, go to the Rubrics section and take note of what is expected of you in order to get a grade A. This will help you to know exactly where you need to direct most of your effort. We always recommend working hard toward getting an A so that even if things don’t go your way, you end up with a B.
Getting good grades at school is one of the most important steps you can take toward academic and career excellence. So, plan in advance, create a realistic study plan and most importantly, aim for the best.
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The author is a scholar and researcher who often shares productivity and general wellness tips on his blog.