To be successful in school students in today’s learning environments are faced with rather huge responsibilities. Time management for example, can mean the difference between success and failure. Lack of personal responsibility is considered one of the main causes of American school failure (Hwang, 1995). Once an individual decides to take on school, for whatever reason whether it is for the individuals’ career, personal enjoyment, or starting a new career it is important to be prepared. There are a few things a student can do to be successful in his or her goals like learning to manage time properly, and using critical thinking skills to determine the path of least resistance. In order for a student to be a success, they have to evaluate his or her habits, and possibly make several lifestyle changes if they are serious about earning a degree. Setting Goals, and Making Plans.
When a student decides to enroll in school, he or she has already decided to set long-term goals. In most cases this is the beginning, there is excitement as well as fear once classes begin. Many students procrastinate or have poor time management skills. As the level of dedication begins to fade and their personal lives begin to take precedence over school, most people are inclined to deal with real life before their educational commitments. Some things students must learn to do is, take some personal responsibility, and practice managing their time properly. This can be done when a student commits to setting aside homework and study hours to ensure that all homework is complete, and turned in on time. Another trick to managing his or her time is making a schedule; if a student creates a personal daily planner he or she are more likely to make time for things that are important. Making a schedule, setting deadlines, and learning to use proper time management techniques for their academic goals is paramount to make good grades and earn their degree. Individual...
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