How to get better at Studies
Whatever, the issue is, there are things that you can
do to improve your results During your school years, there are few things that are more stressful
than not being able to perform will academically. Difficulties in processing
and comprehending information can serve as a significant impediment to academic
excellence. In today’s high – stimulation atmosphere, it is difficult to block
out distractions and concentrate on the task at hand.
With the high premium that our society places on
academic excellence, poor academic performance can have dire consequences for
one’s sense of selfworth, motivation and social standing. As a student,
understand that if you are facing problems with academics, or are weak at a
specific subject, you need to put in that extra effort to be able to compensate
for it, and not let it pull you down.
1.Identify the problem: not knowing the exact problem will only lead you to
waste time shooting in the dark. Identify specific areas of difficulty and the
possible reasons behind them.
2.Divide tasks into small goals: The thought of having to study chemistry, mathematics
or history can seem daunting and de- motivating. Divide your studies into
smaller, more achievable sections.
3.Minimise distractions: If you want to concentrate on your work, keep your desk
clutter-free and put away your cell phone. Study in short spurts of 45 minutes
and take short, but frequent breaks.
4.Use multiple methods of learning: Students have different ways of processing
information and different styles of learning If you face difficulties in
reading, ask someone to read the information out to you. It is also important
to practice writing notes, to make the information a part of your muscle
5.Do not be too critical of yourself: If you do badly in a test, do not be too hard on your
self Instead, focus on the things you have accomplished and congratulate
6.Participate in extra-curricular
activities: Do not get completely
bogged down in academic issues. Instead, participate in extra- curricular
activities to hone your potential.
7.Seek help from teachers and parents: If you continue face
problems at your institute, talk to your teacher for help. Do not keep things
bottled up inside you. Share your feelings with your friends and family.
(Via- HT, Dec-12, 2012)