Successful students are often the envy of average students everywhere. Everyone knows who the top student in each class is and they just want to know their secret. Lucky for you, that is exactly what I am going to be sharing in this post. Here are some of the top habits of successful students everywhere that I know can help you start improving! Let’s get started!
1. Never skip class
Successful students rarely (if ever) skip a class unless they have a legit reason to. Successful students know that understanding the material they missed will be more difficult since they didn’t hear the lecture. Because of this, they work hard to always show up to class. If they do have to miss a class, they will ask a friend to take good notes for them!
2. Always do their homework
Successful students always do their homework. How else are they supposed to understand what’s going on the class? They know that doing the homework will help them to understand what is going on in the class. They also understand that these small homework grades can have a big impact on their final grade in the class.
3. Take advantage of extra credit
Successful students will always take advantage of extra credit assignments even if they have a good grade in the class already. Successful students know that every point counts. Plus, you never know what may happen in the middle of the semester and having these points as backup can help relieve a little stress!
4. Ask for help
Successful students aren’t afraid to ask for help. Whether this help is from a professor, friend, tutor, etc, they know that understanding the material is important and will do whatever they can to learn.
5. Have an effective studying routine
Successful students always take the time to know what techniques work best for them and their classes. They know what studying methods help them learn most effectively and they understand that each class is different. Because of this, they will take the time to find what works best for each unique class.
6. Avoid procrastination
Successful students avoid procrastination by studying in advance. They know that doing this will help them to learn the information more easily and will also help them to avoid last-minute cramming.
7. Know how to work together with a group
Successful students know that doing homework with two people is so much easier than doing it alone. Because of this, successful students will often work together on assignments to get it done more quickly and to help each other better understand the material.
8. Understand when they are most productive
Successful students know when they are most productive. Then, they take advantage of this information and aim to get a lot done during these times. I am most productive in the morning. So, instead of sleeping in, I wake up a few hours before my first class and aim to get at least two things finished.
9. Know how important me time is
Successful students realize that they aren’t the energizer bunny. Because of this, they know to give themselves a break so they don’t get overwhelmed and burnt out. Things like reading a book, watching Netflix, and going for a run are all great destressers!
10. Are able to say no
Successful students understand the importance of saying no. They enjoy participating in on campus activities; however, they only agree to do what they can handle. Successful students know that volunteering for too many things can add a lot of extra stress and busyness to their lives.
11. Understand how hard they have to work
Successful students know that school isn’t easy. They have to be willing to work for what they want no matter how hard things may get.
12. Set expectations for themselves high
Successful students know they can make the grade, so that is exactly what they aim for. There is no room for doubt! Successful students just keep working hard and keep doing their absolute best!
13. Cut themselves some slack if they don’t make the grade they expect
On the other hand, successful students know that sometimes accidents happen to the best of us! If they don’t do as well on an exam as they had hoped, they keep working to improve for next time!
14. Take their schoolwork seriously
Successful students understand how big of an impact their grades can have on their future career goals. Although they know that a bad grade isn’t the end of the world, successful students still want to make those A’s as much as possible!
15. Are willing to put in the effort
Last but not least, successful students are willing to put in the work that is required to reach their dreams. They know the impact that grades can have on getting into graduate school, getting that internship, and even getting their dream job. Because of this, they always work hard in everything that they do!
I hope that this post encourages you to become an even more successful student! If you are tired of trying to put together all of these tips on your own, I want to encourage you to check out my course, Make A’s in College. In this course, I walk you through everything you need to know to start improving your skills and start making grades that you are actually proud of so that you can become a successful student yourself!
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