It is what you have in your head that takes you ahead. This topic may not seem reasonable to you at first but it is capable of making you more responsible.
You may be wondering, “am I not a good student?” yes you are. However, there are certain good habits you may have been neglecting. This article serves as a reminder to you.
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To those who have obviously not been good students, you have a lot to learn from this write-up. Make up your mind to be a better student this time around.
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Any habit that doesn’t make you a good student to your teachers, parents, or even yourself is a negative catalyst. Below are simple steps to become a good student…
It is true that the early bird catches the worm. What about the bird that goes late? maybe it will catch a lizard.
Go to class early so that you can follow up on the lecture series. You cannot be a part-time student and write a full-time exam.
This is why many students can’t even boast of a CGPA of 0.5 on a scale of 5.0. Missing classes is equivalent to missing important points that may be dropped by the lecturer.
2. Finish Your Assignment
To be a good student, you must not wait few minutes to the submission time before you start doing your assignment.
Do and complete your assignment on time. You should always think or solve problems ahead. Remember, to think ahead is to use your head.
3. Follow Directions
Good Students are not disobedient students…
Hey! you were asked to list 10 Benefits of good thinking; not to explain them. Follow simple instructions to make your life better. Do what you are asked to do and avoid what you are not to do.
At least, you should be able to make good use of your “head”. You cannot be a principal if you fail to follow simple principles.
4. Be Engaged
To be a good student, you need to participate in class activities. There is no law against socializing and relating with your mates.
Were you not taught social studies in primary school? sir, you were taught. Just try to participate fully in class activities.
5. Follow Rules
If the school prohibits fighting, you should comply. To be a good student, you should know and follow the rules of the game.
Do not constitute a nuisance by becoming a rule breaker. If you don’t get better, your life will be bitter. Still, asking how to be a good student in college? This is a good characteristic of good students.
6. Listen in Class
Some students have vowed that they will never listen in class. They hold their lectures when the official lecture is going on. In fact, some of them even live like semi-teachers.
How do I know? they resist lecturers and even organize lectures when one is already going on. The worst way to express yourself is trying to teach your teachers.
7. Keeps Your Books Ready
Do not live a disorganized life. It is not the habit of a good student. Make sure your materials are always ready and organized.
Live your life with a sense of orderliness. Don’t always look for things when you need them. Know where things are at every point in time.
8. Work Hard
One of the things I was taught in secondary school is that hard work doesn’t kill. Rev. Fr Richard Oboh always emphasized this.
After series of experiments, I have come out with the same finding. If you work hard as a student, you will not die. Hard work makes you better, smarter and stronger.
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9. Ask For Help
A closed mouth is a closed destiny. To be a good student, you must not stop shouting. Shout for help when you really need it.
It could be academic assistance or otherwise. Don’t be silent. As a matter of fact, if you are too silent you will gradually lose your talent.
10. Teach Others
Good students are givers. Givers never lack…
This is one of the things I learned from Arch Bishop Augustine Akubeze. He made a very powerful statement in a church opening ceremony. He said,
A candle looses nothing by lighting up other candles.
I began to meditate on that word. What will you really lose if you teach your friend? Absolutely nothing. But you will gain something. The candles you light up will light you up in the future as well.
If you do not share this with friends, then you are wicked. Feel free to drop your comment below.