These are the behaviors shared by many academically successful students:
1. Budget time:
Successful students are able to split large tasks into smaller, manageable parts. This ensures that long-term projects or extensive unit tests are prepared and completed on time, rather than being overwhelmed or waiting until the last minute. Doing a little work every day makes even the most difficult tasks feasible and less difficult.
2. Stay Organized:
Most people think that organizing school is very important, but many children are unable to organize their homework, folders and folders in order. Unfortunately, confusion leads to lower grades: in addition to some teachers assigning grades based on the organization of folders and folders, keeping the materials organized can also save a lot of time (spend less time looking for papers, re-copying lost work , etc.).
3. Healthy living:
Getting enough rest, proper nutrition, and staying hydrated are easy steps that can be rewarded. With more energy and clarity of mind, activities that require concentration and speed (math problems, for example) will be easier to complete. In addition, with better concentration, your child will be less likely to make mistakes, have the stamina to work all through school, and still have enough energy to go home to do homework, participate in evening activities, etc.
4. Participate in:
Many students involved in sports, music, arts, and other extracurricular activities (girl scouts, youth groups, etc.) may find an interesting paradox: People tend to accomplish more with less time. In other words, when the time to complete homework is limited, many students still focus on their work because they know they have limited work time (because the rest of the evening will be used for other activities). Conversely, hours and hours of unstructured time can cause delays (“I can finish the job later”) and reduce efficiency. Therefore, if your child does not participate in extracurricular or community activities, encourage him or her to join!
5. Communicate with family members:
This means that your children can easily ask you for help with homework or talk about other things in his / her life. Knowing that there is a support network at home increases the likelihood of solving problems (academic, social, emotional) that can hinder progress or prevent your child from focusing on school work.
6. Say it out loud:
Communication should also continue in school so that your child feels comfortable asking for help. Most teachers are very happy to review concepts and provide guidance for projects that are simply asked of students. Anyhow if your child is not enough confident or unwilling to talk to the teacher, he or she will miss the extra help, which can mean the difference between the success and failure of the project or test.
7. Still motivated:
Students who are willing to work and put in more effort quickly separate from those who finish work as soon as possible and / or have a low tolerance for frustration. By showing persistence, your child will experience the joy of holding on to something (even challenging things), and gain the inner satisfaction that comes from watching the project (or test, essay, etc.) to the end.
However, those who consistently incorporate these habits into their lives increase the chances of creating a positive path to school success.