Tips for Students
Useful tips for those who study: student life, reading strategies and tips on how to pass an exam
Preparing in the right way for an important interview means covering a few key areas – what are some of the main things that you should be focusing on, from researching a post, through to preparing a portfolio, and ensuring that you are psychologically ready on the day of the interview? It’s also important to be able to anticipate questions before an interview, and to be able to prepare for rejection, while still being able to learn from problems and build on them for your next interview.
1. Researching the Post
You’ve received an invitation for an interview, and now have to wait for the date – during this time, you should go back over a job application pack to check all the specifications for the post that you’ve been given; read through your CV and covering letter to check that you’re able to elaborate on points, and read up on a job online. You can gain a broader understanding of what a business or institution does, and can be prepared to discuss topics and issues around a job or industry. (more…)
When learning, it’s important to broaden your horizons as much as possible; this means reading widely, and learning more about subjects that you might not normally be interested in. It also means making use of the many free and inexpensive resources available to you on and offline, as well as changing how you learn; doing so can help you towards a higher degree of employability, and can also set you up for lifelong learning.
Just taking the time to read more every day can make a big difference to your education; try to read the newspaper online, and cover multiple papers to get a different point of view. It’s also possible to broaden your horizons by reading a wide range of different genres, which can be particularly useful if you’re into the habit of reading the same authors. While it’s not a good idea to force yourself to read things you don’t want to, it’s worth sampling as much as you can. (more…)
1. The world does not really care about your self-esteem and self-awareness. The world expects achievements from you without taking into account your self-esteem.
2. Frying burgers at McDonald’s is not a work below your dignity. Be sure that your great-grandparents would consider any work like this a “good opportunity”.
3. It is not very likely that you will be paid 50,000$ a year right after high school. Moreover, you are not going to become a vice president with your own limousine and personal driver, until you deserve it.
4. Your parents were not as uninteresting and boring people as they seem to you now, before (more…)
Implementing and adhering to good study habits can be tricky; for some students formulating any kind of study plan or revision timetable is something of an unknown world. As assignment deadlines loom or examinations draw closer a student starts to feel the incipient signs of panic and begins to dread possible failure.
There are four particularly widespread study mistakes, and yet they are easily remedied once noticed and acknowledged. Once these faults are banished it will be much easier for a student to review their study habits and get their revision and progress back on track. (more…)
These tips are fundamental and target the root cause of why many students are struggling with school and homework. No impractical “make a to do list” tips here. Only raw structural advices to help you make it.
The best tactics for getting through school are these.
- Live on campus. Many studies have shown, and every school will confirm, that students living on campus have on average higher grades than their off-campus counterparts.
- Don’t do all Gen. Eds. right away. Spread them out and mix them with major classes. Some people like, say international students, find it easier to leave all the general education classes for later.