Here's a High Five for Your Five!

Study now and relax later!!

The Right Path to Success

The main thing to remember about success is that it takes time to reach your ultimate end goal. It may be days, weeks, months, but with hard work everything you've imagined accomplishing can be done with:


  • Motivation
  • Courage
  • Inspiration
  • Incentives
  • Determination
Motivate yourself to do better! Believe that you are capable of setting your standards high and accomplishing them one at a time. Your courage may be derived from looking where you are now and looking at where you want to be in the future. Find sources of inspiration that will lead you to want to work harder. Whether that be your parents, relatives, peers, teachers, etc, find it and go for it! Reward yourself occasionally as well. Lets say you study for a few hours over the course of 5 days. Take that extra day of not studying and reward yourself with some ice-cream or candy. Remember to also stay determined. Your grades are what will ultimately reflect your effort put in so make sure you keep your head in the game at all times!

Study Tips- Form Mnemonics

  • Chunking- group vocabulary words that are most difficult to remember in categories you believe will help you recall them on the test later on!
  • Acronyms- create a word that will help you remember specific terms or concepts! For an example, if a teacher asked you to state the 5 traits of conscientiousness, would you be able too? Nope! So create an acronym such as CANOE. Each letter will stand for a specific trait so come test time, you will be able to determine the five traits instantly!

Participation

- During lectures in class, take notes and write down any information you believe is important. If your teacher uses a PowerPoint, don't copy down everything. Write what you believe will help you study later on when preparing for quizzes and exams.

- Pay attention and engage in conversation when the teacher asks questions and has open discussions. If you are unsure of anything, ASK! Unanswered questions will lead to even more unneeded confusion.

- Keep your textbook out for reference during class. If the teacher is going over concepts that are difficult to understand, resort to looking at the modules in the book. Sometimes hearing and reading information twice makes the information sink in a lot better.