How do you succeed in school?

You can be successful at school in two ways:

1) Striving for academic excellence;

2) Strive for excellence in your extracurricular activities;

Tactically, (2) is easy as long as you participate in the full tilt.

For (1) you need a range of skills and strategies to study Smart.

If I have the choice, and at least at the microcosm level, I would do so to study wisely if I aspire to academic excellence:

1) Learn and practice proven, efficient and effective learning tools such as SQ5R and Cornell Notes.

Visit the Internet and download information about SQ5R and Cornell Notes:

(i) SQ5R strategy for reading/studying;

It is a structured system [SQ5R is an abbreviation for SURVEY, QUESTIONS, READ, RECORD, RECITE, REVIEW, REFLECT, REFLECT, but it gives you efficient and effective ways to work with academic material, especially the intellectually intense, with ease and Expediency to navigate .

(ii) Cornell Notes;

It is a far superior system than the traditional outline method known to most students in schools, universities and universities.

Their latent power lies in the simple yet elegant, three-line configuration for notes and notes.

The “Cue” column is the most powerful system I’ve ever known, as it facilitates and accelerates memory retention/retrieval through self-test.

2) Before you study or revise the individual academic subjects, you will learn to classify them into the following categories:

(i) concept-based/memory-dependent;

(ii) problem solving;

(iii) based on interpretation/prediction;

This allows you to confuse at home during the lesson review and also work more energy-efficiently, especially with a 25-minute revision / 5-minute break over a period of 2 hours, which achieves more.Primate “and” Recency Effects “.

3) Preview your new lesson the night before class by taking introductory notes.

This is because when you learn something new in class, your prior knowledge always comes into play to make connections and link.More scheme, more understanding!

4) Make sure you understand the content of all your class lectures thoroughly.If not, you must ask your lecturers or professors for clarification or clarification.

For me, the hardship test for understanding something new is the ability to explain the new concept to someone like your little brother or even your grandma.No pun intended;

5) Always perform a short repetition, review and reinforcement at the end of a lecture, preferably with mnemonics – I call this the strategy of the 3R.

Science says 80% of your information will be lost if you don’t take this initiative within 24 hours.

6) At least for each semester quarter or a few weeks before the last exam/exam period, you should spend time and effort preparing consolidated and summary learning notes as part of your final exam/exam preparation.These include:

– preliminary notes from your textbook, the night before class;

– notes during the lecture;

– Notes from lecture papers, e.g.

– notes from class discussions or group work, if any;

– notes from laboratory reports and/or field work;

– other notes, e.g. from research in the library or from the internet search;

7) Use your technical curriculum and exam curriculum to identify and separate “core material” from “executing material”.

– “nuclear material” = important terms, principles, theories, definitions, terminology, nomenclatures, important diagrams or graphs, etc.;

– “executing material” = illustrations, examples, anecdotes, etc.;

Following the Pareto Act, about 80% of your exam questions are likely to come from your “core material.”So you know what to focus on first and where.

This does not mean that “executing material” is not important, but once you have the intellectual understanding of “nuclear material,” “executing material” will naturally fit into your memory.

Transcribe “core material” in 4×3 portability index cards using the proven “index card strategy” to “learn on the go”: commuting and/or waiting in the queue, as this facilitates an arbitrary self-quiz.

8) Check your lesson within 24 hours and then prepare a systematic, distributed and distributed exercise for revision/sample.Next 30 days / Next 60 days / Next 90 days until the test/exam time; This initiative helps you bypass the deadly effects of the notorious Ebbinghaus effect, or better known as the Forgotten Curve.

9) Master the 100+ test verbs that are often used by examiners in test/examination questions.

10) Always remember [I hate to say this, but it’s a harsh reality, tests/trials are a form of game and you have to learn to be an outstanding player.

A test /exam is always a game of PRECISION and SPEED.

No matter how you look at it, the auditors are only interested in you being able to answer PRECISELY and EXPEDIENTLY questions within the prescribed deadlines.

So to defeat them in the game, you need to learn to master the technique of “surgical cutting” of exam questions at first glance, no matter how they are formulated.

That’s why (9) is critical here.

For your strategy to win the game, learn and practice the Question Dissection Protocol (*), a powerful method for analyzing test/exam questions developed by award-winning educator Doug Buehl of Madison, Wisconsin.

I have already written extensively about this technique on Quora.You can browse their archives.

11) Spend time and try to tackle the latest series of exams under simulated test/examination conditions.

12) If you are familiar with the graphical methods for taking notes and notes, such as idea mapping, cluster diagrams and/or graphical organization, apply the so-called Divide and Conquer strategy by creating a global idea map of each your topics, using the contents of your textbook as branched ideas; Alternatively, you can use the core ideas captured in (7).

13) I have indeed written an extended piece about the final examination / exam preparation.


Here is the link:


14) Finally, especially if you’re interested, buy a copy of Adam Robinson’s “What Smart Students Know” and Ronald Gross’s Peak Learning and do everything you can to read and digest it.In any case, you will be rewarded abundantly!

I take this opportunity to wish you a pleasant and successful academic journey, and all your most beautiful dreams come true.

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