You might have sometimes come across the phrases think before you act. You might remember when you were little being told to look before you across the street. It is important to think out your plan of steps before you do anything. Some students are not in the habit of planing. Keep in mind planing is the most imperative initial step to accomplishing your goal.if you have a task due on a specific date, or on the off chance that you need to complete a specific theme by a specific date, the initial step is to take out your timetable and make the date you need to have your task or course wrapped up.
Count in how many days or weeks you have to achieve your goal. But sue not to count days you know you cannot work or study, such as wedding in the family, a day you work twelve hours on a job, or a family picnic day away from the house.
Be reasonable while arranging : on occasion, you may need to change the date on the off chance that you realize that you can’t in any way, shape or form meet the deadline. You can’t hope to do a year’s course, for example, in one week.
Setting Goals : Goal setting is extremely important to motivation and success. A goal, to remind you, is something you want to achieve. Try to identify what your goals are and then plan accordingly. A short-term goal is what you want to achieve soon. Examples of short-term goals are finishing your homework and doing well in tomorrow’s test. A long-term goal is something you want to achieve at some later date. Examples of long-term goals are writing an assignment and passing exams. So what motivates you? Why are you studying? If you are studying because that’s what your parents want, you may find it difficult to motivate yourself. But motivation that comes from with in really makes the difference.
To set appropriate goals. You must know what is important for you to achieve. If you do not have clear goals, you will not be focused. We would, therefore, recommend that you write down your goals so that you can always remember them. Every objective you set should state WHAT you will do and WHEN you will fulfill it. There ought to be assurance and self discipline to do it. Fruitful individuals are on the whole exceptionally resolved to accomplishing their objective or to finish something that they can be glad for ?
Your goals should be :
- Within your skills and abilities
Knowing your qualities and shortcoming can help you set objectives you’ll have the capacity to achieve.
Defining an objective to take in the spelling of three new words a day is sensible. Attempting to take in the spelling of fifty new words a day is not practical.
Sometimes things will not go the way you have thought about in the beginning and you may even need to change your goal. Stay flexible so when you realize a change is necessary you should be ready to make the changes.
It is important to measure your progress toward a goal. Failure to measure your progress will result in demotivation.
Useful tips for studying
The best way for you to study is what works best for you.
- Some people learn best through reading, underlining or highlighting
Underlining or highlighting helps a lot in remembering important points especially, if it is your own book. It saves you from reading the entire paragraph again. Try not to underline or highlighting so much that it is really useless.
- Planning and managing specific times for studying.
Study time is any time you are doing something related to your studies. It can be completing assignments, preparing for exams or studying on your own. Make your study scheduled for the entire week. When an everyday study time comes up throughout the day, you will be mentally able to begin learning.
- Try to study at the same time each day
Learning in the meantime every day builds up a normal that turns into a general piece of your life, much the same as resting and eating. At the point when a standard review time comes up for the duration of the day, you’ll be rationally prepared to begin learning.
- Review your notes before beginning an assignment
Investigating your notes can enable you to ensure you are doing a task effectively. Additionally, your note may incorporates data that will enable you to finish a task
- Advise your companions not to call you amid study times
Two study problems can occur in the event that your companions call you amid our review times. First, your work is interrupted. It is not that easy to get back to what you were doing. Second, your friends might observe things which will distract you from what you would like to try to.
Sit down for 45 minute intervals
“When” you feel you cannot concentrate any more take a short break of 10-15 minutes. During the break you can have some snacks even go for a walk. This relaxes your mind.
- Reward yourself if you have met your goal
If you plan to study one unit in a sitting and succeed, then you may reward yourself by doing something that makes you happy. Food, exercise, video games, etc can be a few good examples
- Finally, review what you have studied just before you go to bed
Usually a textbook in our system has SAQ’s (self assessment questions) at the end of each section or unit. With the help of these SAQ’s review what you have studied just before you go to bed each day as well as the end of each week. You will find that you will remember the words very strongly the next morning.