Success is a science. A student can attain success by applying that science in his studies. Following strategies for success could be very powerful in attaining Straight A's in your exams.
Strategy for Effective Listening:
1: Concentrate on what is being
said. Don’t allow noise to distract you.
2: When you require
clarification, ask question.
3: Recognize the feelings and
style of the speaker.
4: Be aware of the implied
meanings and ideas.
5: Note main ideas and summarize
6: Have an open mind and be
sensitive to the speaker’s point of view.
Strategy for Taking Notes:
1: Write your own notes in your
own words rather than the teacher’s.
2: Listen for important facts and
ideas; do not try to get down every word.
3: Date your notes and, if you
use loose-leaf notes, number all pages. At the end of the term
or semester you will be glad you did.
4: Keep your notes neat. It is discouraging
to have to study from sloppy note-book.
5: Organize your notes as soon as
possible after taking them.
6: Keep all notes on one subject
Strategy for Retaining What You
1: Each day briefly review what
you have learned. In addition, conduct a weekly review of each subject.
2: After reading a chapter in a
textbook, listening to lecture, or following a discussion, make a summary of
it. You will discover that summarizing is an effective aid to retention.
3: As soon as often as possible
try to apply what you have learned.
5: Get into the habit of reading
books and articles related to what you are studying even if such reading is not
Strategy for Deciding When to Study:
1: Prepare a timetable that
clearly indicates when you will study and when you will be occupied with other
regular commitments or recreational activities.
2: Adjust your timetable until it
is just right for a particular semester or school year. Setting unrealistic
goal will only discourage you.
3: When doing your work, divide
lengthy or difficult assignments into short, manageable units.
4: After completing a unit, use a
short break to reward yourself. If you sit at your desk hour after hours, your
mind will start to wander.
5: If certain facts or details
must be memorized, do not try to memorize all of them at one time.
6: When you have completed the
rough copy for a written assignment, wait a day before you edit and start with
the final draft.
Strategy for Choosing a Place to
1: As much as possible, do your studying
in one particular place.
2: Make sure that your place of
study has good lighting. Using a bright desk light in an otherwise darker room
will tire your eyes.
3: Keep the top of your desk
4: Eliminating distracting noises
such as the sound of radio or television. A low, regular background noise may
help you to concentrate.
Strategy for doing Homework and
1: Homework is an extension of
the work done at school. Its purpose is to apply and reinforcement what you are
learning. Make it a habit to do homework every school day.
2: Home study broadens your
horizons beyond your studies, courses or assignments. If you have no homework,
or if you have time left after your homework is done, research a topic of your
own choice for your personal enrichment. Home study gives you an opportunity to
People say break your bad habit before it breaks you but I say break your hard problem before itbreaks you. What is a problem in fact? A difficulty that
needs attention and thought is called a problem(Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English). It means whenever we face a problem in our life, it needs attention
and requires a thought. But how many of us can really think and act
strategically to solve our problems.
Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage
and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally or
spiritually. When we desire to encourage the growth of the human spirit, we
challenge and encourage the human capacity to solve problems.
Have we ever thought that how
experts solve the problems they face in their particular fields?
A scientist solves a problem in a
scientific way and a mathematician solve a math’s problem by applying different formulas or breaking a large problematic sum into small parts and then solve
the problem systematically by applying different simple formulas to each part.
He solves a difficult math’s problem because he breaks the big problem into
small parts which are easy to solve.
But in our life we do the quite
opposite, I mean we add the minor problems together in our life instead of
solving them by parts and ultimately our life becomes an amalgam of problems.
No big problem’s
really anything but a gang of little ones.
What to do now? How can we solve
a big problem?
In short, break your problem into
small parts and then solve each part like an expert. Handling one part at a
time makes it very easy to solve a big problem.
What to do first when we
face a problem?
Accept the reality, problems are
part and parcel of our life. It makes us feel that we are alive.
There is only one
group of people who don't have problems and they're all dead. Problems are a
sign of life. So the more problems you have, the more alive you are.
If you see your
problems as curses, the motivation you're looking for in life will be hard to
find. - Steve Chandler
When we see problems
as opportunities for growth, we tap a source of knowledge within ourselves
which carries us through.
Secondly, ponder on your problem
and find out the root cause of your problem. Collect more data regarding your
problem. Gathering facts won’t solve hard problem but it
would help you to understand your problem.
A problem well stated
is a problem half solved.
Now it’s time to solve your
Take a piece of paper and write
down your problem.
Now ponder on the problem and
write carefully all the root causes of you problem.
Do some research if you are
facing a technical problem. If you have a personal problem, gather some facts regarding it. It will help you to understand your problem clearly.
Break the problem into small
parts. If you have financial problem, gather all the reasons behind your
financial problem. It might be due to your lower salary or you extravagant behavior.
Now after breaking your problem
into little parts, do brainstorming and jot down all the possible solutions
regarding each part of your problem which will ultimately solve your whole
In the case of financial crisis, find out different ways to increase your salary or do some research to find different sources of passive income. If you are facing financial crisis due to your extravagant behavior then quit your extravagant lifestyle for a while.
The above mentioned technique
would help you to solve most of the problems you face in your daily life. It might be your social problem , economic problem or health problem. Break
your problem and solve each part of the problem keeping in view the whole
problem and do not lose track of your main problem.
Who else not
want to be a successful person in his life? But how many of us really do
something about this. Successful people possess given below attributes,
which most of us ignore in our lives.
1:Successful people know what success
success? Success is when you get
what you want. But in case of success what you want is not achieved without
doing anything about that thing which you want. If you get what you want
without doing anything about that thing then it is luck. But I say luck is when
opportunity meets preparation. Our world is full of opportunities but we can
not avail those opportunities because we do not make ourselves prepared for
those opportunities. Successful people are always prepared to grab any
opportunity which comes across them.
The secret of success in life is for a
man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
people are optimistic:-
people are always optimistic and
determine to achieve their goals but they know that dictionary is the only
place where success comes before work. Successful people follow this
formula which has been derived by Babe
Didrikson Zaharias :
The formula for success is simple:
practice and concentration; then more practice andmore
a man perfect and concentration is fullest use of all one’s power. Determine
your success by comparing your achievements to your potential.
You do not determine your success by
comparing yourself to others; rather you determine your success by comparing
your accomplishments to your capabilities. - Zig Ziglar
3:Successful people are risk taker:-
people take risks but calculated risks. They spread their risk and do not put all eggs in single basket. Interesting thing about risk is
that if the risk has been unsuccessful, there will be the opportunity to learn
from the experience. Successful people review their progress when they
have taken their first risk, it increases their confidence.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different
from being rash.
George S. Patton
Risks don't always turn out as we had
hoped, but they always bring greater insight and the reward of living every day
to the fullest. - Mary Kay Mueller
4:Successful people have a mentor:-
successful in any field, it is very important to have a mentor or choose a
pacesetter. Read about the successful people in your particular field
and follow their strategies. Be a fan of them and make them your mentors. Even
they do not know you personally but you can follow their tricks and strategies by
reading about them or by observing them. You can choose a pacesetter or
competitor in your field. He must be a little better than you and learn how to
beat him. The better your pacesetter, the faster you both move.
5:Successful people strive for
excellence not for perfection:-
people strive for excellence
rather than perfection. Perfection is often unattainable, frustrating and
neurotic while excellence is attainable, gratifying and healthy. Nothing is
perfect in this world but we can make ourselves excellent.
6:Successful people are not workaholic:-
people I know work long hours but they don’t let work interfere with the
really important things in life, such as friends and family. They live a
balanced life. They know how to delegate their work and get some time for the
spouse, kids and friends.
people have high E.Q. level:-
people have an ability to control
their negative emotions. They know how to make use positive emotions. It is not
necessary that they have high I.Q. level but they must have high E.Q.
(emotional quotient) level.
people managementtheir time:-
people manage their time. They
don’t start with their work, they start with their time. They set daily goals
keeping in mind their long-term objectives. To avoid procrastination, they set
deadlines. But they keep the element of flexibility in their time management to
handle urgent and important tasks. They can easily distinguish urgent but not
important things in their life and avoid them. Successful people don’t
spend their time on unproductive tasks.
describing the attributes of successful people, I will end this article
with these line:
While the internet is a great
source of information and entertainment for kids it also exposes them to some
risks. Kids are prone to risks like Invasion Of Privacy,Verbal Belligerence ( receive obnoxious comments ), Harassment or Threats, Exposure To Inappropriate Information. It is not possible for parents to be there with kids when they are using
internet. But developing some rules can keep kids safe online. Keeping your
kids age in mind just follow the given below suggestions and keep your kids
1:Buy a desktop computer to your
kids and place it in a common area of your home. It would help you to monitor
your kids’ use of computer.
2:Parents should have some know-how
of using internet.
3:Write down some guidelines for
your kids’ internet use on a chart paper and post it near the computer. These
could be on the following topics:
Amount of time kids are allowed
to use the internet.
Sites they can visit.
Information they should not
Any information or incident which
disturbs your kid should be brought to your attention.
4:Teach your kids not to share
there personal information online. For example:
Home telephone number or cell number
Name and location of the school
Parents’ work location
Parents’ work telephone number
Credit card information
5:Surf internet with your kids. It would help
you to know about your kids areas of interest on internet and inform you about
the activities your kids do on internet. It will help you to know which social networking sites they are
using, what types of data they are downloading and which games they are playing
online ( some games are very violent ). It will also help you to know about the
online friends of your kid.
6:Teach your kids netiquette. It is
just like etiquette. Encourage your kids to communicate with others in a polite
manner when they are online.
7:Parents should install software
on computer to block access to offensive information on the internet. Many softwares are available online which filter out offensive sites and restrict
8:Enable the history function on
your browser to see which sites your kid has accessed (unlessyour kid has
figured out how to delete the history).
9:Teach your kids that people they
meet online are strangers and they are not always whom they claim to be. A
sixteen-year-boy may in fact be a thirty five-year-old man. Don’t tell them
your real name and always use gender-neutral screen name while talking with
others in a chat room.
10:Have a joint email address with
your kid to monitor her mail. Tell him not to open an unknown email attachment
because opening an unknown email could harm your computer by exposing it to a
11:Tell your kids to get permission
before making any online purchase. It is better not to tell your kids your
credit card number or check out your credit card bill for online purchase.
In this age of fast and junk foods, it is very
difficult to keep yourself away from obesity but following tips would do magic.
I LOVE TO EAT SWEET THINGS:How sweet! But look
at the results. Your tummy is bulging out. It is because sweet things mean more
calories. So stay away from fizzy drinks, chocolates, sweet meat etc.
I HATE VEGETABLES: But I love vegetables, because
these are a major source of fiber. What is fiber? It is that part of food which
does no digest but helps in smooth passing of undigested food through our
intestines. What does it do in weight loss? Food with Fiber gives you a sense
of filling up and you eat less. So eat more fiber. I mean more vegetables.
(Fruits are also a great source of fiber.)
WHY SHOULD I DRINK MORE WATER: Drinking a glass
of water before each meal fills up a large portion of your stomach and you eat
less food. It suppresses your appetite and helps in quitting the habit of over
eating. Now will you drink more water? I bet you will!
SHOULD I HAVE SMALLER MEALS?You should, because
it increases your metabolism and helps you to lose weight faster. But be
careful! It should be light meal. 5-6 meals a days is good for you.
IS SKIPPING A MEAL GOOD? No, No! It will have
harmful effects on your body. You would suffer unbalanced gastric juices
secretion, which causes acidity and other stomach problems.
MORNING WALK:Last but not least, morning walk
will help you to lose weight more quickly. Walk before breakfast. It will start
metabolism in your body but have breakfast within an hour of walking so that
your body charge itself with the energy you need for the day.
Where is happiness? I think we can find
happiness by looking inside of our own self. We look for happiness in outer
world but find it nowhere. We possess the happiness in our soul and in our
mind, just recall some happy moments of your life and you will be happy within
few moments. Some time ignorance of bitter facts of life makes you happy.
Sometime habit of forgetfulness can make you happy because you forget the harsh
moments happened to you in past. So don’t look at the dark picture of your
past life. Happiness is a type of satisfaction. Great poet Rummi Says:
It may be that
satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come
back, I’ll find it at home!
Therefore happiness depends upon
ourselves. Happiness is that state of consciousness when we start looking at
the brighter side of the life and ignore the darker side of it. The fool man
seeks happiness in the distance; the wiser grows it under feet.(JamesOppenheim). Be happy and just cheer up!
It is very difficult to keep concentrating on your lesson but following TIPS would help you a lot.
1: QUIET PLACE:
Find a quiet place. It would be a place away from TV or RADIO. You could lock the door of your study room.
2: BE YOUR TEACHER:
Imagine you are a teacher and explaining lesson to your students. It would help you to deepen your understanding about the particular subject.Ask question to yourself. Give assignments to your own self.
3: GET ORGANIZED:
Keep your all notes in an organized form.Keep your notes in different folders so you could find them easily.
4: BE AWARE OF YOUR BIO CLOCK:
Find a best time of the day when you feel that you learn quickly at that time. Some choose early morning and some choose late night. You may choose other times of the day. This is the time when your mind and body work in a harmonic way.
5: GET PROPER SLEEP:
Don,t ignore your sleep have a sound sleep it is very important to refresh your mind and body. Minimum 7 and maximum 8 hour sleeping time is important for a student.
I hope you would follow these TIPS. It would be a great recipe to get Straight A,s.
1: Follow your dreams.
2: Hope springs eternal.
3: The best things in life are free.
4: Don’t ever give up.
5: Success is a journey not a destination. (Ben Sweetland)
6: Live with passion. (Anthony Robins)
7: Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
8: Happiness is a choice. (Barry Neil Kaufman)
9: They can because they think they can. (Virgil)
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