Hey guys, it’s Janice. Welcome back to my channel; so I graduated with my nursing degree with a 4. 0 GPA over a hundred something credits, and I wasn’t always a perfect student.
Success can be learned. So here are my tips to help you be more successful. No matter what, my most important information has always been to get organized in your studies. Starting early means organizing the syllabus into your calendars and making revision schedules ahead of time.
So you can plan out your studying; accordingly, it’s so important to know what you have to do every week and have a clear understanding of what tests and assignments are coming up within the next couple of weeks. Then you can anticipate your schedule, and you won’t fall behind as Easily the simplest way to do. This is to use some calendar apps, or you can use notion, which I know has been a smart option for many students this year, and I will link my template in the description box.
If you know what you need to do, you can plan out your time accordingly, instead of having to be like, oh crap, I didn’t think we had a bio quiz tomorrow. So the next most important tip is to start Strong. Now, starting strong is a part that not everyone talks about, but I think of it as a cheat code for most courses; in other words, work smart and not complicated.
If you can invest your energy into the first few graded assignments and exams and get higher grades, then you can most likely slack off a little bit in the latter half of the semester and still end up with a pretty awesome Grade. For most of my college semesters, I was super energetic initially. I felt motivated to get the high 80s to 90s, and when the final exams and presentations came, I knew that I could get 70s or low 80s and still end up with about a 90.
In the end, by the way, this is an excellent website for you guys to calculate your grades; it will predict what you’ll need in the upcoming assignments to pass the course with an a or a plus, whatever you put in so here, I show that if you achieve high marks on the first few items in the course, you no longer need to try that hard in the second half of the term. The next tip is to explore different study methods. One of the best methods that I came across as a student is active recall, Which forces you to recall information over spaced intervals of time so that the data ends up being burned into your brain lifesaver for courses that require a lot of rote memorization, like pathophysiology Pharmacology. It’ll probably work even for things like history or philosophy, where you have to memorize a lot of important people and dates.
I won’t talk too much about active; recall here because there are already quite a few videos on Youtube that discuss this technique, if not active recall. Try taking notes using a different method, such as the Cornell note-taking system. I have lots of free paper templates for download, and I know many people on the Instagram study community have found this helpful as well. In addition, it sparked a lot more enthusiasm in me when taking notes from A textbook or article.
The next tip is often overlooked for getting a 4. 0 GPA, but it’s actually to improve your communication and diversify your vocabulary. The reason why this is so important is aside from writing excellent papers.
It will help you feel more confident when approaching tasks working with people, communicating your ideas, and overall leave Good impressions and boost your self-efficacy. A great tool to help you improve your communication is by using a tool like Grammarly Grammarly is a digital writing assistant available on the iPad through the app store. Grammarly comes with both a keyboard and an editor when installed, the keyboard can be activated via Your iPad settings as a third-party keyboard, And it’ll be ready to use in pretty much all the apps you need for work. On the other hand, the editor allows you to copy and paste your text.
For instance, a discussion post and start improving your writing with the free version. Grammarly identifies spelling and grammar errors and makes suggestions to help you correct them. It can find synonyms for you and predict text with the premium version. Grammarly can also check for plagiarism, which we all know is a big no-no in school, and make suggestions to deliver your idea, slash messages more engagingly and effectively.
This is one of my favorite features because when we write emails to our professors or write discussions, posts, and papers, we want to sound confident, intelligent and informed and, of course, appropriate for the occasion this premium Grammarly feature will support you in that you can Head to Grammarly.com studies to sign up for a free account and also get 20 off the premium version today. So the next tip is short and straightforward: to create your own study space.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, but you just designate it as Your spot to study; it could be a particular table or room in the school library or the comfort of your own home. My next tip is to take breaks at regular intervals because you deserve it. You never want to feel like you’re, dedicating all your time to school because you will burn out and not want to put effort and time into schoolwork.
To maintain my sanity, I always always always Scheduled at least one day per week, where I put school aside and focused on other things that I enjoy like video gaming, reading spending time with family; it’s mostly just to get it out of your system. So you can restart the next day with a clean slate. Don’t overlook the importance of this put yourself first before school, and you’ll feel a lot more balanced.
Join a Study community
Lastly, I would recommend you guys join the study gram community to hold yourself accountable. I largely attribute my success in school to the study gram community. You get to meet a lot of people from all around the world, find people studying the same subjects as you, and you will also find opportunities to learn and share resources and study tips with others.
I highly highly highly recommend it if you haven’t checked it out already. I will leave a link to my Instagram below, so that’s it for my study tips. I hope you guys found some of these motivating, for you just remember to have a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset and know that you can learn to be innovative.
You can learn to be successful, and you can learn to be confident. I’ll see you guys next time.