How To Be At The Top Of Your Class In College (Top 7 Things)
Often times in Higher Institutions, students are faced with so many challenges and struggles as to how they can excel and occupy the position of being at the top in their class, some others are also struggling with how to take their GPA from low to enviable one.
Having studied the trend of these events and how they play out, you will agree with me that the secret to excelling in Higher Institutions is in WORKING HARD, however, it is also necessary to realize the need to also WORK SMART as this will enable these students to achieve the best possible results within the shortest possible time, something I’d like to refer to as OPTIMIZATION.
We, therefore, bring you tested and trusted principles to help your everyday study in the higher institution to enable you and any other students to excel beyond human imaginations in the University.
These principles if applied will help you see working Hard as working easy and also enable you to work smart to help achieve more and come out at the top of every subject and in your every class.
These 7R’s That Can Keep You At The Top Of Your Class In College are The Elixir of Academic Immortality, which makes you see everything as easy even when you work so hard, so what do these 7R’s stand for?
Now let us take this One after the other
Often times after the day’s lectures/classes, it is advisable for students to take a break if possible sleep for about 30 minutes or an hour as this will help you calm your body and brain.
Attending classes is hard work because it has to do with you multi-tasking, taking notes and at the same paying attention, brainstorming, etc. Remember that studying too much can burn you out and that is why you need rest to enable you to conserve your energy, Rest is very vital for successful students.
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We have heard how often it is said by experts that every student must revise whatever they have been taught not later than 24 hours after it has been taught.
This simply means that you must revise all that you have learned for the day, that same day, from one subject to another, taking one topic at a time. The importance of revising that same day is to revise when the knowledge is still fresh in your memory.
Read these topics through in your textbooks and make comparisons but do not forget to note certain keywords, concepts, and definitions.
This is the step where you might need a dictionary to enable you to understand certain vocabulary, you will also need a personal notebook apart from your class notes or even a hotter, go on to divide this personal note into the number of subjects you study for easy reference.
You are then required to interpret your class notes and textbooks but this time, using your own words and language. Ensuring that you have gotten a clear understanding of the information in your textbooks and class notes is key in executing this step perfectly. The whole idea is to make a summary of all you have read in a smaller size for quick reading and understanding.
On completion of the above step, you can now read your new personal note, Read it with great comfort, and read it like the music you just composed with love and passion. It’s like a text you just gave birth to, you are the author but never forget to consult other textbooks if you don’t get anything clearly.
Ensure that you make corrections where necessary and even formulate questions you might want to ask other students or your teachers the next day.
Taking Information from our short to long-term memory is achieved through recitation. This is far different from cramming. Note that in cramming, you do not understand the concept but you can say it, while recitation is one’s ability to have a proper understanding of a concept and even remember it.
After reading, reciting definitions, and concepts, say it aloud, you can even try writing down a definition without glancing at your note. Acronyms and Mnemonics can help too.
Take some time as a student to reflect on what you have read. Research shows that students who reflect on what they have read become successful.
Reflection helps you visualize all that you have learned and read without looking at your notes or textbook. This is optimally done in one’s quiet times.
This step is best advised to be done on weekends, it is the time when you take time and go through all that has been learned in the week. Time allocation to different courses is key in this step, consult your textbooks, notes, and your personal notes for good comprehension.
With these steps, be sure that as a student, you are on your way to academic stardom and excellence in your studies. Feel free to add more time to this process to enable you to carry it out effectively.
Trust me when I say that it will help you develop good reading habits. Like every great work, it may seem uneasy in the beginning but daily practice will make it easy, so very easy.