“Study while others are sleeping,
Work while others are loafing,
Prepare while others are playing,
Dream while others are wishing”
William Arthur Ward.
It is a regrettable fact that many Pakistani students are pouring unwanted efforts into their studies while ignoring their social life. These type of study programs do not supplement them with happiness and satisfaction, instead, it only leads towards bad grades and the demise of student’s social life.
So the million rupee question is that: How can we achieve good grades with less effort while keeping our social life in balance? In this article, we will discuss 7 possible measures that any student can take in order to secure good grades with fewer efforts.
Always form a strategy
Before following any form of tactics we have to form a strategy. As Sun Tzu once famously said:
“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy are the noise before defeat”.
THE ART OF WAR BY SUN TZU
As advised by the above statement, students have to follow a particular form of stratagem. This can be represented in form of proper planning. In order to achieve A1 grades with fewer efforts, students must decide on their mode of studies. They have to organize themselves by omitting all the useless study schedule enforced by other people. Moreover, they should create a schedule that best suits the student’s needs. With the help of a schedule, students can incorporate their study program according to their own facility. In fact, they do not have to sacrifice their time for enjoyment and socializing.
The organization is a sure-fire key to success. As students, we all have been through the worst experience of losing our valuable notebooks or worksheets. This type of situation can deal a stinging blow to our study progress and lead to unnecessary efforts on student’s behalf if the student has to recover the information that was written in those notes and worksheets.
This horrid situation can easily be ignored with the help of the simple organization. In order to keep track of worksheets, students can utilize portfolios while notes can be copied on student’s electronic devices, where they will remain secure and easily accessible.
These type of small solutions can act as a life-saving medicine for every student in difficult scenarios. As it will conserve their effort and time, which can effectively be utilized for their studies.
Study according to the board’s grading policies and paper pattern
One of the most important task for the students is to learn about the board’s grading policies and paper pattern. Once the students are enlightened with the paper pattern and grading policies than they can truly master the art of studying. This is especially true for the intermediate and matriculation students of Pakistan.
Another important task is that the students must give importance to the past papers assigned by their respective educational boards. The classified reason is that all the past papers contain questions that are repeated year after year. Although the structure of the questions is changed the nature of the answers remains the same.
So in order to reduce their effort, students can simply study according to their past papers. By doing this student can easily cover up to 70% of their course while 30% of the course can be covered by reviewing chapters from their book or notes respectively.
Utilize your time effectively
The golden key for acquiring good grades efficiently is time management. Students can effectively and easily manage time by utilizing a calendar app on their mobile phone. They can set up a day to day task and divide their days according to their study program with the help of a calendar.
In this way, students can suffice their studies easily without going through the hassle of remembering each and every task at hand. Instead of cramming each and every subject at once, students can summarize and revise their subjects periodically by managing time.
Give priority to the difficult tasks
The first and foremost task that all student must perform, is to create a list of topics from all the chapters. then divide those topics on the basis of their importance and difficulty. After completing this task students must give priority to the most important and difficult topics and leave the easy ones as a second priority.
Even if students are not able to complete their course, they will still be satisfied with their progress and they will feel secure as they have already revised all the difficult topics at hand.
Accept your weakness and be open about them
“To love your Weakness, Negativity and Darkness is to accept half of who you are.”
As a student you must understand the importance of accepting who you are, by understanding this you can figure out your own weakness and ask for help. This will only make you stronger and more efficient in your studies.
Furthermore, it’s not just the students that need to know about their weakness, but it is also good for the teachers to understand their students. By discussing your problems with your teachers you will create a bond of understanding between them and your teacher will spend more time explaining your recommended topics and make an extra effort to teach you.
In this way, every student can easily work on their weak points and turn them into their strength.
Don’t shun the world. Accept it!
The last and most important thing that student must do is to enjoy their lives, do not lock the things around you into obscurity because this will only agitate and isolate you. If you want a break from your daily life than, you have the wonderful option of escaping into a fantasy world, so switch on your computer, slay some demons, ride a dragon, traverse the oceans and become a hero.
Furthermore, you must also socialize with your friends and exercise at least three times a day so that you can keep yourself healthy.
In this way, you can easily shake off your frustrations and attain a fresh mind, in order to continue to study further for better grades.