Samikshya RayamajhiProfessor Ray HuebschmannPSYC 110101/22/2018How to improve Academic PerformanceAcademic performance is crucial to every student in order toachieve their educational goals. The success of the students in their academicperformance is the result of the success of any educational system. Having agreat academic achievement means having a prosperous life in future.
There are different ways to improve academic performance. Timemanagement is one of the important factor for academic performance. We can havea completely new experience in college. Working, hanging out with friends,meeting new people is equally important as getting good grades in all classes.The key to success lies within good time management. What I’ve learned from myexperience to improve academic performance is to write out and follow a studyschedule.
Balancing all of our life’s demands and being successful can bechallenging but not impossible. And, also, we don’t want to make a schedulewhere we are just studying all the time. If we will do that our mind won’t beable to focus properly.
As a starter, we should study for about 30-50 mins andtake a break about 10-15mins and give ourselves some reward for studying by goingfor a walk, playing with your dog, getting some fresh air or doing whateverthat makes us feel good and fresh. Rewarding yourself is also effective andbest way to keep yourself pushing forward. Everyone get lazy at first but onceyou’re set up with the schedule and start following it regularly, it won’t behard and will easily fit in your schedule. Start focusing on class and starttaking notes by yourself.
There is a big difference on copying the note from afriend and writing it yourself. When you write your notes yourself, your brainwill catch those words and helps you to understand it more efficiently.Avoiding procrastination also plays an important role in improving academicachievement. I have realized myself the reason for me to get low grade in someof my subject was delaying my work, making several excuses and completing mywork one or two nights before its due. There are different strategies fordifferent people on how to learn or memorize fast.
Keyword technique can helpyou to get your focus back on studies. Sometimes our mind starts wondering anddrifting apart and if we focus on a keyword about a text we are reading andstart repeating to ourselves, our brain will once again focus on the mainsubject we were studying about. Everyone wants to improve their academic performance butonly few people take those steps to make it happen.
Its not easy to change yourschedule out of sudden and be focused on your goal, so you have to giveyourself some time. Having a positive attitude toward learning is also one ofthe important thing that is needed for improving academic achievement. I haveexperienced it myself and have learned a lot from it. Failing a subject can be disappointingand can bring a negative feeling on you.
I remember when I failed my firsttest, I was so disappointed for couple of days. I then started to study andeventually got A on my next test. Soon, I realized that we may feel depressedduring certain situation, but it is important to defeat this feeling withpositivity. Sometime facing the problem with positive attitude is the only wayto bring change to the situation.