success tips for students

Success Tips For Students

Success Tips For Students
31. Plan specific times for studying
Study time is any time you are doing something related to schoolwork. It can be completing assigned reading, working on a paper or project, or studying for a test. Schedule specific times throughout the week for your study time.
32. Try to study at the same times each day
Studying at the same times each day establishes a routine that becomes a regular part of your life, just like sleeping and eating. When a scheduled study time comes up during the day, you will be mentally prepared to begin studying.
33. Start studying when planned
You may delay starting your studying because you dont like an assignment or think it is too hard. A delay in studying is called procrastination. If you procrastinate for any reason, you will find it difficult to get everything done when you need to. You may rush to make up the time you wasted getting started, resulting in careless work and errors.
34. Tell their friends not to call them during their study times
Two study problems can occur if your friends call you during your study times. First, your work is interrupted. It is not that easy to get back to what you were doing. Second, your friends may talk about things that will distract you from what you need to do. Heres a simple idea turn off your cell phone during your study times.
35. Know your strengths
Understanding what you do well is an important part of university. Drawing on your strengths will help you gain confidence and build upon your work, in and out of the classroom. The Student Success Centre provides guidance and assessments to help you figure out where your strengths are, and how you can utilize them as part of your academic career.
36. Utilize Campus Career Resources
Knowing what you are going to do with your degree upon graduation can be confusing...there are so many options, Lakehead provides you with a number of different career resources and supports to help you figure out your path.Take a career assessment like the Strong Interest Inventory or the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.Visit the online job bank to learn about available positions around the world.Attend a Skills for Success Seminar on Marketing your Degree or the Summer Job Search.Have your resume and cover letter critiqued.Attend our annual Career and Education Fairs.Connect with faculty to learn about graduate programs.Apply for a job on campus, Gain experience and work where you study.
37. Get Involved
There are so many ways to get involved on campus. Join a student society, run for LUSU, write for the Argus or become a LEADer, University is what you make it, Did you know that students who are more involved on campus do better academically Did you know that you can also qualify for a Co Curricular Record through your volunteer experience on campus? Visit for more information.
38. Take responsibility
One of the main differences between high school and university is that the responsibility is on you, as a student, to be an active participant in your educational pursuits.Understand your program requirements.Read and understand the online Course Calendar.Know the important dates associated with the academic year.Meet with your Chair Program Director every year to ensure you are on track academically.Seek help early Treat university as a full time job.Complete all assignments and course work.Explore your interests, programs, and majors and become fully engaged in your academics
39. Understand the marking scheme
To be successful, it is important for you to understand what is needed in each of your courses.Read the course syllabus (outline) carefully.Review how much each assignment, test, paper, etc. is worth.Understand how each of these contributes to your overall mark in the course.If you are not sure, talk to your professor and ask questions.Keep on top of important deadlines like when to drop courses, special exams, petition deadlines, etc. These dates can be found in the Academic Schedule of Dates in the online Course Calendar.Some professors will include participation marks; this means attending class and participating in discussions and group sessions. By doing so, you can contribute to increasing your average
40. Develop communication skills
Oral and written communication skills will be part of everything you do at university. These are skills you will want to have well developed by the time you graduate.Attend the free Skills for Success Seminars offered by the Student Success Centre.Take advantage of peer tutoring. All students receive 5 free hours of tutoring throughout each academic year. Visit the Writing Centre (found in the Library Commons). The Writing Centre helps students in planning, writing, and revising academic papers