5 Tips on how to be a successful student

School has started and everyone around me seems kind of motivated just like I am. To be honest, I cannot wait to start studying again and of course, I wanna be a great student and have my stuff together. But how do you keep yourself motivated? And what tips are useful? Here are some tips, which are easy to remember and will help you get through the semester and stay focused.

  1. Get organized
    Use a calendar to write down important due dates and check it daily before and after class, you can also use a diary or a little organizer where you write yourself a to-do list for the day or week. However, if you prefer to have a digital calendar or an organizer, you can download an app called Trello on your laptop or any other organizing app you can find in the app store or Google play store.
  2. Sit in the front row
    Now I know this might not work everytime you will be in class but even if it is the second or third row it will have a positive impact on your grades. Sitting in the front row during class can increase your motivation and you won’t get distracted so easily. I know that not every student enjoys sitting in the front row in the lecture room but just give it a try and see how it works for you during the course of the semester.
  3. Study groups
    If you struggle with one subject, create a study group with your friends! It can help you a lot. Whether it is maths, history etc. There are a lot of benefits in a study group, you can prepare for the big test by asking each other questions, reviewing important materials together and solving difficulties together.
  4. Keep your notes sorted in different binders and colors
    Buy yourself different binders for different classes and keep them all in order. It is much easier to collect and organize your notes you make during class in this way.
  5. Ask questions
    You are in school to learn, therefore don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something in class. In the end, it is always better to ask and understand the case than to sit at home and not having a clue on how to do your homework.

I hope these tips will help you survive the school year or semester and I wish you all a nice start to the new school year. 🙂