How to become an Effective Student
Every year many students enter college with dreams and aspirations of becoming an effective student. However, not all students have a full understanding of the challenges that it takes to meet this goal. Many often ask themselves, “What does it take to become an effective student?” There are many answers to that question, but the problem is that most students do not understand how important time management and proper study skills are to a college career. With social activities, friends, and family as outside influences on a schedule, students are unable to properly utilize their time and often find themselves overwhelmed by the workload. Others have not developed the study skills that they need in order to master the classes. Practicing daily habits of success is an important building block for any student; therefore, to be an effective student one must have time management and proper study skills. Mastering the art of time management is easier said than done. Every student is handed a syllabus in class, it is important to read this since it lists the dates for when the quizzes, exams, and homework assignments are due. Taking an organizer and writing down all important dates will help in planning ahead and planning your workload. If there are many assignments that are clustered up then prioritize them and set aside ample time to be able to finish them. It is important to make a list of what has to be done every day. By planning ahead assignments will not creep up on you. The unexpected often happens in life so it is best to make a schedule that has room for flexibility in it. One of the keys to time management is: make a plan for school work then work the plan. Showing up to class and showing up on time is essential to any students’ college career. Class time is when information, assignments and handouts are given. With time management a student is able to take control of the work, reduce stress, and...
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