6 More Study Skills Resolutions To Achieve Academic Success

Last week we offered 6 resolutions students can make to enhance their study practice. Here are 6 more from which to choose that are equality effective,

Last week we offered 6 resolutions students can make to enhance their study practice. Here are 6 more from which to choose that are equality effective, and that if implement will help you to achieve academic success for the results students want.

1. Review notes nightly. It’s not enough to just take notes – they also need to be reviewed – especially in the days leading up to a big exam. Spending 10-15 minutes each night reviewing your notes will keep important details about any subject fresh in your mind and will help make any new information “stick”.

2. Set goals. Even the best students set goals for themselves. If we stopped having goals, there would be nothing to work towards. When you accomplish one goal, reward yourself and set another. Stumped on ideas for academic goals? Consult your teacher, guidance counselor and parents or ask your friends what goals they are setting for themselves.

3. Use your planner. Use your planner to keep track of more than just tests and assignments. Whether you have an appointment with your dentist, coach or guidance counselor, any assignment, deadline or activity related to your life should be noted in your planner.

4. Stay focused. Put electronic devices away. Keep a healthy snack nearby to provide energy. Find a quiet place in your house or study at the library. When you block out distractions, you will find completing homework gets easier – and you’ll be done quicker!

5. Set deadlines. Setting deadlines for yourself is a crucial part of being an active planner. If you know you have a swim meet Thursday, and your project is due Friday, you need to plan to have it completed by Wednesday at the latest. If you teacher does not impose deadlines, you need to do this yourself.

6. Give your best effort. Recognize your challenges and rise above them by making a valiant effort – always. There are always people to help you and resources to aid you achieve your goals and success. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You can take pride in yourself if, at the end of the day, in your heart, you’ve given your best effort.

The New Year presents a good opportunity to renew one’s focus and commitment to oneself! These 6 suggestions, and those offered last week, are many small steps and adjustments students can take that will make a big difference in the academic success. By the end of the school year, you will have great satisfaction knowing that perseverance and commitment got you the the desired results.

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porter gladstone jr March 11, 2013 at 09:31 PM
John, I'll point it out one more time. 60-70% of Harvard students receive aid and the average aid package is 38k. That means it is less money than the State school you went to , if you demonstrated a need. Do you realize that 70% is not just a majority but rather a VAST MAJORITY of kids could not afford to pay tuition on their own? Elections these days, decided by 3 percentage points, are being called a mandate. If you are smart enough to have attended the college of your choice, then I suggest you consider the fallacy in your argument. Most --I REPEAT MOST kids going to Ivy League schools cannot 'afford' them. The size of the Ivy endowments allows anyone qualified to be admitted to attend. That is the reality. Time to flush your excuses. Your excuses are baggage that do you no good.
CaptainGuts March 12, 2013 at 02:00 AM
I bet my bottom dollar that the USAFA is one h*ll of a lot more rigorous than any Ivy League school. I know a few that went there and they get their a$$es kicked for four years. The academic load is so heavy that the average cadet has completed enough course work in 2.5 years to graduate from almost any 4 year school. If the cadets had to pay for their education, the bill would be about $400,000.00, maybe more. Any military school graduate (USMA, USNA, USCGA as well as the USAFA) has my total respect. It's a very tough four years......
TruthSeeker March 12, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Porter didn't go to the United States Air Force Academy. Porter is Sebastian hiding under the bed, but with his feet poking out for all to see. In the past Sebastian claimed he went to Columbia. Then Yale. Now he claims he went to the Air Force Academy. CaptainGuts, you are more naive than I thought.
porter gladstone jr March 12, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Truth Seeker. Wrong. I'll tell you my history. I attended The United States Air Force Academy. I played football there my freshman year . I sustained an injury that prevented me from flying fighter jets and the government allowed me to transfer to Cornell. I then played football at Cornell and graduated from Cornell. Industrial and Labor relations. I am from the Albany area. My tuition was arranged to be paid for by the US government. Maybe if you are clever enough with Google you can figure out who I am. I am not Sebastian. Good luck seeking the truth. I've given you ample information. Though nothing I have said here is controversial, so I have no problem whatsoever if you determine who I am.
Alethiologist March 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Change your screen name :)
Boggs March 12, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Yea, rightttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt ! Who else posts your drivel from 2 til 3 in the AM? Luca Duff Cruz? Sebastian Dangerfield? What happened to the Columbia/ Yale BS?
Sandra March 12, 2013 at 01:51 PM
Brother kelly-Boggs-the dude Funny calling the kettle black haha
Boggs March 12, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Honey, changing your screen name is not the same as fabricating your life experiences, even you should be able to grasp that.
Sandra March 12, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Boggs you obviously are a ladies man
Sandra March 12, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Boggs you are obviously a ladies man
Chandra Johnson Greene March 12, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Multiple comments have been deleted from this thread because they violate Patch's Terms of Use. Please refrain from insulting each other, thanks!
Igor March 12, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Chandra if they couldn't hurl insults they wouldn't have anything to say.
Binky March 12, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Blue Wave stated, "I host my re-union from DHS every 5 years,,,,I see it....no chip...just fact...kids from the affluent sector, just don't have the motivation...." You host the reunion. Very nice of you. But don't you think your view might be rather limited and lacking in science? Some unsuccessful people come to your party and from there you conclude that no students anywhere should attend an Ivy League school. Do you see the flaw in that logic? I don't mean this as an insult, but maybe your parties only attract unsuccessful people. By the way, I went to an Ivy and I was hardly from the affluent sector. I was poorer than dirt. I'm sure you won't believe me, but I ate out of dumpsters because I was so hungry. Story for another day, but this is the secret shame of America. In my kids' classrooms, they ship toothbrushes off to Guatemala and our government builds cell phone towers and Olympic swimming pools for the needy people in Iraq, but there are kids like me in your own neighborhood who are literally starving. So please, spare me your inner-anger about how Ivy kids come from money. I didn't come from money. I came from many long hours in the library. You know why? Because it was warm and my house had no heat. lol!
John March 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Binky, I spent lots of time in Guatamala...they manufacture toothbrushes there..lots. If you have been to your re-unions, you will notice proud people usually attend. Instead of eating out of dumpsters, couldn't you have gotten an after school job and helped with the food at home. I did, honest. Or even bought some food for yourself, to at least preserve you dignity. I went to an average college and was a c-b student and figured that out. Ask the kids who work part time in town ice cream shops etc. Most are dirt poor. Problem is, you are worrying about your kids reading this stuff. You should if they think they are doing something useful by sending toothbrushes around. Tell them to give the kids in town a tip once in a while. They hardly ever get tips.I know they would never jump in a dumpster for food. Ever.
porter gladstone jr March 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Brother Kelley How about this: I'll be on this thread at 9:00pm on the dot. You develop a question that only someone who attended USAFA or Cornell would know. It can be about the reputation of a fraternity, it can be which bars existed pre-internet discovery. It can be about about anything. I will answer you within 2 minutes if I see it, precluding any fact gather via Google. Of course I can't know everything at these schools, and they have changed since I attended. If my schools are important to anyone, please test me. I hope they are not, this is silly. John was infatuated with me, but left the discussion without divulging a tad of info, but left with his bitterness intact
Boggs March 12, 2013 at 11:58 PM
how about this dude, just scan in your academic transcripts, and post them for the doubters.
Foghorn Leghorn March 13, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Porter give it a break boy. You've proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are a loser! Enough already! Go away you are obsessed with yourself .
Foghorn Leghorn March 13, 2013 at 12:29 AM
If Ivy league produces people like Porter et al you should not advise your kids to go! I say that boy ain't right!
porter gladstone jr March 13, 2013 at 01:08 AM
yeah sure.
porter gladstone jr March 13, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Good point Fog. We should encourage kids to believe they are cartoon characters. Makes total sense.
Foghorn Leghorn March 13, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Porter you got i say more nerve than a bum tooth. Scratch your ass boy!
Watch it foggy, or I'll come over a give you a big kiss.
Foghorn Leghorn March 13, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Porter went to Ivy League but just revealed how freakin stupid he is by confirming he's really Sebastian! Ain't got no brain under that bonnet after all Missy!
Sandra March 13, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Porter-you forgot to delete Sebastian's body builder pic
Sorry, I'm sooooooooooooooooo confused.
Foghorn Leghorn March 13, 2013 at 02:20 AM
You're a big fraud Sebastian Porterhole! Now I say now go fetch your babysitter!
Luca Duff Cruz March 13, 2013 at 02:40 AM
I have an extremely high IQ I'll have you know, Columbia and Yale Law, a true genius at all fields that I care to discuss, Don't try to confuse me !
Wait...what? March 13, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Well, you're confusing me, Luca, because I signed in to agree with your "I'm sooooooooooooooooo confused" post, but now it seems to have Porter's name on it.
porter gladstone jr March 13, 2013 at 06:59 AM
looks as though one of you came to the conclusion that Im someone else. And that one of you changes their sign in a lot. I am not Sebastian. But, since the same person just signed in under 5 different sign-in names, I dare say they are the frauds. One thing is defintely real and that the person is a chicken. Foghorn Leghorn . You do realize that Foghorn is always on the losing end of all the gags he initiates? A chicken that is a loser. Perfect. Good night.
Foghorn Leghorn March 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Mr. Porterhole ya see anybody with a double digit IQ can read your dribble and conclude that you have expended an inordinate amount of time accomplishing nothing more than confirming you are an inane drone. Cluck cluck


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