A new year allows you to do things differently and in a better way than the previous year. For a student, this is the time to achieve the academic goals you failed in the last year. You probably have an idea of what you want your new year to look like. But you could use a guide in making your resolutions for the year. The following are the New Year resolution tips for students;
- Set a Higher Academic Performance Target
Being in the best international school in Kl, the global Indian international school, which prides itself on academic excellence and is equipped with competent teachers, it is only natural that you challenge yourself to achieve a better grade in this new year by setting a higher target than the one you are used to attaining. This will help you to strive and work hard and not just stay in your comfort zone. So if you got a C in the previous year, target an A and put effort into achieving it.
- Be involved in a Sports Activity
What do you do when you get to the field? Do you sit and watch as other students participate in sports? Well, that has got to change this year! It is time you identify a game that you like and be actively involved, whether in tennis, hockey, or swimming? Whatever your preference, go for it! Who knows, you could be the next Selina Williams!
Sports are also crucial for your health and contribute to your excellent academic performance in class.
- Participate More in Class
Are you the kind of student who never raises their hands to answer a question? Or are you the student who will never contribute to a group discussion? Well, you need to fix that this year. Promise yourself to be active in class. Ask questions where you do not understand, raise your hand to answer questions, chip in a discussion, and express your ideas! By doing this, you are likely to be more knowledgeable and understand concepts better.
- Set a Personal Timetable
How well do you manage your free time? Do you find yourself chatting with your friends the entire time during your free time? Although it is essential to have time to socialize with your friends, you need to limit yourself so that you engage in something else that is more productive. Set a time to socialize, to revise, or to play when you are not in class. Have a timetable away from the school timetable to help manage your time wisely.
- Avoid Rote Learning
Rote learning involves the memorization of concepts. Are you the kind of student who studies to pass an exam? Can you recall the ideas you put down on paper after the exam? Well, if you are that student, you need to change that this year. Purpose to understand concepts and not just to memorize them. Doing this will ease the learning process, and you will not have a hard time recalling concepts. What’s more, it is easier to apply the knowledge you gather from class when you understand it rather than when you had just memorized it.
- Set Career Goals
Which career would you want to pursue in the future? You should set a career goal as early as now so that you start working towards achieving it. When you have set a career goal, you will be motivated to work hard in class to get good academic grades and fulfil your dreams. You will also seek guidance on the career path you intend to take and identify relevant role models and mentors who inspire you to achieve your goals.
- Be keen on the Choice of your Friends
Friends influence you either positively or negatively. It is therefore essential that you choose your friends wisely. Choose a friend who motivates you to be a better version of yourself. Choose friends you can set academic goals together and work to achieve them. Avoid friends who influence you into bad habits such as using drugs, to mention a few.
- Be Closer to your Teachers
A teacher plays a vital role in your life. Therefore, you need to make fair use of them as much as you can. Pester them with questions on areas you do not understand, ask them for guidance wherever you have a personal problem and seek advice on career choices.
- Eat Healthy
You need to go slow on junk foods. Junk foods are a risk to your health as they contribute to contracting lifestyle diseases such as obesity, among others. Ensure that you consume a balanced diet and vitamins that help to boost class concentration.
Resolutions help to keep learners on their toes and help them to be more focused on their studies. Consider these tips to help make this academic year one-of-a kind in your educational journey.