Prepare While Others are Daydreaming
Have you ever wondered how some students say they study at the last minute and end up scoring exceptionally good marks? Haha!! Well, trust me; they are intelligent liars and the smartest anticipators.
But then, my dear little Einstein’s, you on the other hand waste 365 days, 52 weeks and 24 hours a day daydreaming and procrastinating, that is, delaying the work and pushing it to tomorrow. But don’t forget procrastination is like a credit card, it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.
Before Anything Else, Preparation is the Key to Success
Don’t worry! We got your back. You don’t have to study at the last minute, or sacrifice your sleep, or leave your bed early, neither do you have to turn off the Wi-Fi or sulk for cancelling your party plans.
So, get ready and read on the importance of being prepared for the class. I am absolutely sure that this will help you in the long run and will make you pass your exams with flying colours. Let’s get started!!
✔ Better Understanding of the Concept
Firstly, it is extremely important to pre-read your chapters or concepts as it leads to more effective and productive understanding of the concept, when it is being taught in class. It will help you to understand and question the grey area and to be present and assured of the chapter being discussed.
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✔ Lowers Level of Stress
We have all been in a situation where we were piled up by assignments and projects along with final exams all at once and nothing is as stressful as the hassle of last minute preparation. So it’s better to be prepared in advance to avoid stress and the anxiety of exams.
✔ Saves Hours of Ineffective Study
Now the question is how much can you retain? Not much. It is a common strategy for students to re-read and highlight the important points at the last moment. But this study method is less effective as students are in an illusion that they remember all the information they have already read.
The best strategy is “spaced practice”. It is best to study in advance to save yourself from hours of last minute ineffective study.
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✔ Leads to Less Distraction
Answer me honestly, how often have you been distracted in class? Quite a lot of time, isn’t it, because you are not able to understand anything in the class as your mind is wandering here and there. So, if you want to improve your concentration and want to be more focused then pre-read your chapters. It will surely keep you engaged in the class and will make you more enthusiastic about learning your chapter.
✔ Enhances Confidence
Do you remember Hermione Granger from Harry Potter? Ever wondered how she was so confident and always prepared for class and always eager to answer every question? Well, that was because she spent a small amount of her time reviewing the day’s material prior to her class, which boosted her confidence and made her participate in the class.
Knowing your syllabus acts as a roadmap with directions for succeeding in the class. In fact, being prepared for the class will help you to become more productive and more effective learners.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work” said Colin Powell. If you want something great you have to work hard to achieve it.
So if you want to save yourself from the hassle of last-minute preparation, which further leads to stress and test anxiety then be prepared before the beginning of the class.
By Vanya Kapil : An Enthusiastic reader | Good listener| An Educationist in making | Introvert who loves to pen down her thoughts |