Saturday, October 8, 2016

How To Be A Successful College Student


Being educated is so crucial nowadays that being properly schooled is not an option but a necessity. From the stress we go through to our parents' financial commitment, the sacrifices for acquisition of quality education should be made worthwhile. When you consider this, putting in your best effort to be a successful college student becomes necessary.

Below are 10 practical ways to become successful as a college student.

1. Be Convinced
The first thing to think about is, are you ready for this? Do you have what it takes to be a college student? When you think that through, and you have made up your mind, then you can start your studies with the determination to succeed. This is the most important point you have to hold on to. The mindset that you have to be successful; that you want to be the top of your class, you have to come out in flying colours, you want to make your parents and your country proud should adorn all your activities in school. This you will carry about throughout your studies. It will keep you going in case you want to deviate from your goals.

2. Make it a priority
To be a successful student, you have to make your studies a priority. In college, engaging in too many activities can distract you from focusing on your goals; from a night out with your friends, to a party going on, a dance and beauty contest, to different types of shows. All these make a part of a college student. Taking part in them is cool, but not to the extent that you neglect your studies. For instance, spending the whole night at a club when you have an exam coming up in two days can be costly, you know.

3. Be punctual in class
If you want to be a successful student, you have to be punctual in class. Come early before the lecturer comes in to the class. Don't be a type that always comes to class when the lecture has already started. You wouldn't want to be seen as a distraction, would you? Find a good seat in front and be attentive.

4. Be regular in class
To be punctual doesn't mean you’re regular, you can be punctual, but if you're not regular, you'll miss a lot.  That means you're always in class for all the lectures. That way, you'll gain a lot. Instead of collecting notes from a friend, that does not pay attention or that does not write well, you're well loaded with direct understanding of the course work. So exam stops being a monster.

5. Be attentive
Being attentive is very important to be a successful student, because you would not miss a thing your lecturer is saying. So before entering the classroom, you should sort out anything that will distract you. From a friend that wants to borrow your note, or your phone that will ring out distracting the peace of the class. Sort all these, set your mind at the lecture and concentrate fully.

6. Always take note
It's beneficial to jot down every little thing the lecturer says and don't miss a thing. By doing so, it will help your reading and you will know the area to concentrate on for your exams, and you will be successful doing this.

7. Study daily
After the close of the day in college, make a habit to study daily what you have been taught in the class. Even if it's just two hours per day. You will be able to recollect what you've been taught. Just dedicate the convenient hour for yourself and be consistent with it. And before you know it, success is yours.

8. Ask questions
When you're in class and the lecture is going on, but you're not clear about what the lecturer is saying, raise your hands and ask to clarify. Also, when you don't understand what the lecturer is saying, ask questions. Always ask questions and do not assume. Do not be discouraged by what other students might think of your inquisitiveness.

9. Have a study partner
It's a good thing to have a study partner. Both of you can devise a plan towards your goal, and set a table for reading which you must follow. You can even motivate each other and set penalties for anyone that deviates. For example, you can say anyone that does not study will do the laundry.

10. Create a study group
It's also important to have a study group, where all of you can brainstorm on what each person has covered. However, it is the best during the period of exams. You can share knowledge and solve questions together.


In conclusion, when you go by the points above, acquiring sound education through excellent academic performance will no longer be dreadful. That way, you not only make yourself proud, you also delight your sponsor. Most importantly, you're preparing yourself for a great future. In short, you'll become a successful college student.