1) Track your achievements!
From the beginning of the year keep a record of all your marks and achievements. Keeping motivated is one of the hardest aspects of education and being able to see all your achievements, as well as any areas where improvement may be needed, can help sustain your motivation.
2) Be organised!
This is another area where students of all ages struggle. Keeping on top of what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and where things are will ensure that things run smoothly. Being disorganised saps away your creative energy, as you waste time and get frustrated. On the other hand, being organised allows for greater productivity and improved results. We recommend that you create some kind of system, which is easy to manage and understand, so you can always access what you need when you need it.
Whether you’re attending a school or university, or studying online, you’ll have classmates who will be going through the same experience. Try to attend any social events involving your fellow classmates, and join any social media groups set up, as you will be able to expand your support network, which will be invaluable in times of difficulty.
4) Get Feedback!
Many students overlook the importance of seeking feedback from teachers and lecturers. As lecturers in particular teach several large groups of students they generally don’t have enough time to volunteer feedback on how you are doing. Asking for feedback on your progress, assignments and weaknesses will give you a better idea of what you need to spend more time working on.
5) Take a break!
The final and arguably most important tip is to walk away. If you are over-worked, stressed out or tired, don’t be afraid to have a break. You can achieve more by going back to your work refreshed and thinking clearly than you can by sitting passively at your desk feeling physically and mentally drained.
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