With finals coming soon, failing a test can really strain your grade as well as your confidence for the actual final. So stock up on your favorite caffinated beverages, here are my two study tips to get you started on becoming the best student you can be!
1. Find Your Motivation
Studying is hard, there'll be moments where you just want to quit and relax. Watch netflix all day, go out with your friends, or just lay on the couch and stream on your phones. When you have to study hours upon hours for 6-7 classes, it can feel like such a chore. Without a good source of motivation, you'll be more prone to giving up. Find something that motivates you enough to get through those tough moments. It can be:
- A certain college you want to attend
- Your dream job
- Not disappointing your friends or family
- Proving others wrong
The more the better, you can even invest in a vison board so you can see your goals every time you open that textbook.
2. Change Your Mindest
Do you snore every time your math teacher opens their mouth? How often do you say "Why do we even need to know this"? Do you believe that you can acheive straight A's? If you're failing a class, is it because you can't understand it or because you haven't worked hard enough to understand it?
Your mindset has a big role on whether or not you'll succeed; not just in academic success but life in general. Once your recognize your two "mindset voices" you'll be more aware that you actually can do anything.
Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
Those with a fixed mindset do not believe they can improve on their given talents and skills, viewing challenges not as positive, rather as negative.
RIANNE DEL CARMEN
My biggest goal in life is to just live it. To enjoy every moment and find the beauty in all things. So I write to inspire others. Not to just enjoy life but to better themselves. To become a better student, a happier person, and a more loving human. With tips and stories, I hope to help you through all the rough edges.