Thursday, October 2, 2008
There are many helpful methods that will increase success in school. Time management, being prompt, academic honesty, and being active are just a few of the many ways you can increase your academic success. According to Afsaneh Nahavandi, by following these methods, it doesn’t just mean good grades; “it’s about having balance, being healthy, doing well, and being well adjusted.” This is very true, if you practice good time management; you will have balance and be well adjusted. It will also give you more free time to do the stuff that you actually want to do. Good time management allows you to be prepared for classes, as well as having a social life with your friends. Basically finding success in college is up to you, the student, and no one else. Your definition of success might differ from another student’s definition. Success can range from good grades, meeting new people, or even showing up to class; it all depends on your definition. There can also be distractions that might be a hindrance to your academic well being. Anything from family problems to girlfriend/boyfriend problems can get in the way. It is important to find a way to keep school and these distractions separate. It is very difficult to do so, but it makes the workload at school more achievable, and it helps get your mind off of these things. Different methods work for different students in terms of their overall success. I personally find that time management is the best way to go for me because I can allot myself time to do my homework and still have time to work and hang out with my friends. Ultimately you are in charge of your success and the way you want to achieve it. You can be creative in your approach or take the more traditional route. Either way, if you work hard there should be no reason why you shouldn’t find success in college.