To Become A Top Student
By Preeti Narayan
Co-author, Success MindwareTM
become a top student? Simple. Do what the top students do.
Successful students use different style and techniques to study, which
brings them more success. Copy their methods, and you will also join
Here are the 5 techniques or strategies which almost all
top performing students use:
1. They are regular
Almost all successful students study regularly. Because they know that
‘what you give is what you get.’
If you put in regular hours of
studying, then you will learn more, you will get better grades. The idea
of scoring high, without doing steady and consistent work is just a pipe
Set aside some hours, each day or each week, for studying. This will
help you to study regularly. And prevent piling up of study-assignments
2. Clear goals
“I will score A grade in English.” “I will get 94% in the next
These are definite goals. And all top-performing students have definite,
goals give you a purpose to study better. They motivate you and drive
you to study more. Helps you to focus your energies and mind power
have definite goals for studying.
But make sure that you do not get
carried away. Set realistic goals. The kind of goals which challenge
you, but do not seem impossible or too difficult to achieve.
3. Well-planned effort
Once you decide where you want to go, you need a road-map to find out
how to reach that place. Well, this is common sense, you might say.
Exactly. And this is where successful students differ from ordinary
Once successful students set their goal, they sit and plan on how they
are going to achieve their goal, what actions they are going to take.
How much time they are going to spend on it.
For e.g. if the goal is to score A grade in English, what action is
needed to achieve this score? Spend more time to study English lesson?
Improve grammar? Improve writing skill?... In this way successful
students question, analyze and make plans. Then they follow their
Such planned efforts bring more results and more success. It also
prevents wastage of time and energy because you know exactly what you
need to do to get your goal.
4. Study without strain
Successful students study a lot. But they study without putting strain
on themselves. Most students make the mistake of studying too hard or
studying continuously for long time. This creates mental tension and
actually slows down learning and memory.
Studying should be done in a balanced manner.
Try to give a
gap between studying two subjects. Take a break for few minutes, after
studying for 30 or 45 minutes. Relax, walk around your room or house, or
drink some water and return back to studying.
Such short breaks will refresh your
brain and you will learn more.
Also, after taking your study-schedule or time-table into account, set
aside some time for playing any sport or watching TV or just sitting out
and gossiping with your friend.
5. Give it importance
While researching for our complete self-development course called, ‘Success Mindware for students,' we
found that students who give importance to studies perform better. They
score more and have fewer study problems.
Studying is not something you do just because your parents asked you to
do it. It’s actually very important for you.
Studying gives you
knowledge and skills that will remain with you for the rest of your
life. It gives you the ability to get a job and earn money. It gives you
financial independence, stability in life, respectability…the list is
And successful students recognize the value of studying well. Hence they
give lot of importance to studying.
When you give importance to
something, you naturally focus all your attention and energy on it.
As you can see from the above five strategies, successful students
don’t do anything extraordinary. They just do the right thing.
are not different from them. You can also do it and achieve more success in
If you want
'brain-friendly' study methods to learn anything fast and score
you will find it all in Success MindwareTM
Preeti Narayan is an
author, mind trainer and self-improvement expert who helps people discover
their inner power and live more fulfilling life.
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