Secret of Success to Survive College | 10 Study Tips | Self Help - Healing Scribles

by - December 04, 2019

Secret of Success to Survive College | 10 Study Tips | Self Help - If you are a student and you are wondering what you got yourself into, then maybe it was your destiny to find help through this blog post. Open and read this blog post Secret of Success to Survive College which is a complete guide for you to survive your student life with these smart 10 study tips. Self Help and Self motivation is all you need along with these study tips and you are good to go.

Secret of Success to Survive College | 10 Study Tips | Self Help

Secret of Success to Survive College | 10 Study Tips | Self Help

There was a time when I was a student and I looked for a blog where I can find guidance related to studies from someone who can find my situation relatable, but I never found anything. This is the reason I am writing this blog so if there is a student anywhere in the world looking for a guideline through which they can succeed in studies and don't miss out the fun of college then hi, there this blog is especially for you. If you follow the steps exactly trust me this guide will help you.
I was an average inconsistent student, who survived her entire student life by being an average student or nerd sometimes. I did a lot experiments throughout my entire student life because by personality, I was a fun social person with a lot of irrelevant friend circles. It was hard for me to catch up my studies along with my social circles. Throughout my student life I was a bright, an average and a nerd with the phases of life. I know exactly how I made it work and now, I am going to tell you to work it out.

How to survive college:

1) Identify what kind of student you are

There are three kinds of students
  • Below average
  • Average
  • Nerd

All you need to figure out in which category you fall in, then identify which category you want to fall in. Consider it your goal.

2) Make a bottom line for yourself

Keeping your goal in your mind. You need to decide what is your bottom line. For example: my bottom line (worst case scenario) Was the passing marks in every subject. It means I used to prefer D grade over a probation/ supply because I never had a stamina to get an F and go through the same syllabus which I already hate. Throughout my entire student life, my bottom life was to "Clear every subject in first attempt" Also, I don't believe in improving a subject until I want it for a bigger reason. Instead of Improvement I used to focus on the new courses and try to get a good grade.

3) Choose among Selective Study or Full course. 

There is something you need to know before you try to pull this off. Selective study is not for everyone it works in a great way for some people and sometimes it doesn't work at all because we don't have a same IQ level and a way of study. Selective study is about selecting important topics from a full course/syllabus and preparing it well to get good marks. In that way you don't prepare the whole chapter, you just focus on the important topic picked from that chapter. Not everyone can make this work. For example: I am kind of a person who needs to go through all the chapter so I can know what is going on in the chapter and after that I can focus on any topic but this require a lot of time and effort. Without background knowledge of the topic, I screw up. If that works for you, go for it.
If it doesn't, then follow my lead. All you need to have some time management skills. I used to do a selective study along with the study of background knowledge. It means I used to divide divide my time before the exam.
For example: if I got 2 preparation holidays, then for one day I used to go through all the course along with the important topics and the next day I just prepare all the important topics. I had some super time management skills through which no matter how short time I get, I used to cover everything.

Give 1/3 time for the full course, including important topics
All the remaining time, for the Selective Topics
This is how you can revise twice.

4) Select three classes of the semester that you find interesting and focus on it with an Aim to get A grade.

This is the strategy that always worked for me to maintain a GPA. In the beginning of every semester I used to analyze courses, which were easy to work with and interesting enough to get an A grade. You can increase or decrease the number of courses you want to get an A grade depending on the time and amount of courses you are dealing with. It means if you have 7 subjects per semester, then you can pick 3 subjects or 4 subjects to get an A grade. This way you don't have to worry about the class which is giving you a hard time. All you need to pass the class with any grade you can get and your GPA will be saved by the classes you saved for an A grade.

5) Don't buy expensive books, use technology

I remember throughout my entire student life I never bought a book except school. My parents used to ask me if I go somewhere else instead of college or university because they never saw me with books. Well, the reason is I was always curious about new things and technology. Also, I used to move around a lot, which makes it hard for me to carry books all the time. I never understood the concept of buying expensive books for few months, especially if you are a student of technology or IT. You need to use technology because sometimes as a student you know limited things and if you use technology you will end up finding something really cool. Also, you can literally download PDF copies of books online and materials related to your subjects from worldwide universities.

6) Don't miss out the fun in between

Student life is just not about studies, but also it's not about fun. It's all about keeping a balance between studies and fun. This is an important phase of our life which we aren't going to get again if we waste it. You get 24 hours a day you need to figure out how you can utilize it wisely. Just like you are keeping track of important updates about your subject syllabus, keep track of upcoming events and extra circular activities of your interests. When you find an upcoming event of your interest, try to finish every assignment and project before the event date. If you find yourself low on cash, then start saving your pocket money and here are some golden tips that I used to do.
Remember, there are a billion and trillion people on this planet, everyone is different from us and this is why we should always make new friends because this is an opportunity to learn new things.
7) Be aware of your surrounding

Being friends with your classmates isn't enough when it comes to studies. You should always know what is happening in other classes, what they think is an important topic, how they are covering the course, what they don't have on the syllabus and how they are preparing the whole syllabus.
Let me tell you one thing. School, college and universities can never teach us what people can. Institutes are here to teach us specific skills, but people can teach us is beyond excellence. This is why you should always meet new people, observe their nature, learn from them and improve yourself. Institutes are the best place to get started with. 

8) Always avail Career opportunities during your student life

There is an interesting thing about student life which I am sure nobody told you yet. The minute you graduate organizations start asking for your resume and you have nothing on your resume except your name and your qualification, but when you are a student nobody expects nothing from you, if you would participate in a contest they will allow you, if you want to do an internship they will allow you in most cases and If you want to do a career experiment you can freely do it. Now, here is an important thing which nobody tells us during our student life that "organizations want to see your personality and your passion through your resume" but when students graduate they don't have nothing valid to show on their resume.
There was a time in my student life when I got an opportunity to do a summer internship in a well reputed organization I availed that opportunity but I never thought of it as a big thing. After my graduation that organization stopped hiring unpaid interns and I had the certificate which actually helped me during interviews.
So when you get any opportunity during your student life just avail it and engage in activities that you can write on your resumes.

9) Try to know the people's career choices

This is the coolest thing you are about to learn. No matter what you are doing right now if you are in high school or you are in college or in university, this is always going to help you if you follow it. When you meet a person always ask them about their career that what you have done?  Or what are you studying or what degree you are planning to do? It is the quickest way of learning about a field from a person who can tell you the truth about it either it's a good choice or not?
I am graduated, but still I ask this question and trust me, I have learned about so many cool areas just because of this question. I was doing bachelors when I met a guy on the plane and he told me that he was doing bachelors in Mechatronics and I had never heard that word before. I told him and he explained it to me which was " it is basically a branch of engineering that focuses on the engineering of both electrical and mechanical systems, and also includes a combination of robotics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering". I was like, oh my god this is so cool, and I didn't know that. This is the same way through which I learned about IR (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) which is a way to enter the world of Business, Journalism, Economics, NGOs, Advertising, and Social research.
People look so connected when they talk about their passion and the problems related to their passion. Trust me, you don't want to miss that look on their face. These are just two fields I talked about, but actually I know millions of them and I am so proud of it. I will leave some of them below so you can look if you want to know more about them.

List of Interesting Bachelors Degrees: 

  • Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil, PhB)
  • Bachelor of Comptrolling (B.Acc.Sci. or B.Compt.)
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin, BSc(Kin), BHK)
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLArch)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BSW or BASW)
  • Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS)
  • Bachelor of Divinity (BD or BDiv)
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.; Th.B. or BTheol)
  • Bachelors of Avionics Engineering
  • Bachelors of Mechatronics Engineering
  • B.Sc in Space Science
  • B.Sc in Industrial Design
  • B.Sc in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • B.Sc in Aerospace Engineering
  • B.Sc in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • B.Sc in Biotechnology
  • B.Sc in Zoology
  • B.Sc in Mass Communication

10) Don't follow others if you aren't like them

The worst and the most common thing students do is, trying to get along with a specific group. This is how they bound themselves from great opportunities.
 It is the quickest way to lose your personality and as a result, you will become confused and dependent on others.
What you really need to do is, make good friends, know every person around you, state your opinions no matter if anyone agrees with you or not but at the same time respect their beliefs. You should be a person who can adjust himself in any situation. If you become that person you have no idea how much you will learn and how many great moments you will have.

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