Learning is the main key to achieve or reach your goal. The knowledge that you learn can help on your personal development. Every individual wants to be a successful person in the future that is why people do everything just to achieve their dreams. In order to achieve your dreams like being a great businessperson in the future, a professional engineer, etc., you need to learn all the things that you need for your dream. Since the day you were born, you start to learn different things just by seeing, hearing, and listening things.
When children are already in the right age, their parents send them to school to expand their knowledge. Entering school is the first step for a person who wants to achieve his or her dreams. If you have useful knowledge in your brain, you definitely won’t have a hard time reaching your goals or dreams. If you are very lazy to go to school, you won’t be able to reach your dream because you’ll be lacking knowledge or intelligence. All you need to do is motivate yourself to focus on your studies.
Here are some tips on how to motivate yourself to focus on your studies:
This is the first thing that you need to do, you probably know what will happen if you don’t study hard. In school, you will know how knowledgeable or bright you are by your grades. If you receive low grades, you still need to focus on your studies. For example, you are in college and you take an engineering course. If you don’t focus on things that provide knowledge about engineering, you won’t be able to expand your knowledge on the course that you take. Most students lose interest on studying because of their vices like playing online games and other things that makes them temporarily happy. For example you love playing online games, make sure that you will still go to school and just play online games when you have free time. Always remember to separate studies and vices.
Yes! Reading books is one of the best ways to gain knowledge aside from listening to your teachers. Every school provides every student books that they can take home. In that way, students can still review or study the topic that their teacher discussed. In order to absorb every word, sentence, or information that you read, you need to expand your vocabulary. There are times when you won’t fully understand a sentence if you don’t know the meaning of a certain word. The best thing you need to do when you are reading books is to have a dictionary with you. The reason why some students stop reading books is because they think books are hard to understand. If you gain lots of knowledge from reading books, you will be able to answer the tests that will come. For example, you already read your book about science that your teacher gave you, when the time comes that your teacher asks questions about the topic that hasn’t been discussed, you’ll definitely be able to answer the question because you already read the book.
Do your homework
Even if you are a fast learner, you still need to do your homework. By doing your homework, you can test the capacity of your brain on how long it can hold every information that you gain. There are some students who don’t remember other things or information that they gain when they shift their focus on other things. For example, your teacher has discussed a lesson about science. Then after science, she discussed lessons about math. It is common for some students in this scenario to forget lessons in science because they have shifted their focus on math. All you need to do is improve your memorisation skills. In that way you can still remember other information that will come. You will also get low grades on a certain subject if you don’t do your homework. You will definitely be motivated to focus on your studies because you will see your improvements.
Listen to your teacher
When you are in the middle of the discussion, you need to listen to your teacher. Teachers can teach everything you need to learn. If you don’t listen on what your teacher is discussing, you won’t learn anything. There are people who learn easily through listening or reading. Your teacher will possibly ask you questions if he or she noticed that you are not listening or paying attention. You will also be able to work with your homework easily if you listen to your teacher. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions to your teacher if you don’t understand a certain thing. Your teacher will be to answer your question.
If you are not contented on what you learn on the discussion of your teacher, you might want to explore or learn other things in order to expand your knowledge. As I’ve said above, you should start reading books. Reading books can help you to expand your vocabulary and you reading skills. If you are in college, it’s ideal to focus on books about the course that you are taking. You can also try reading other books that is related on your course. The best place for reading different kinds of books is the library. You can ask the librarian about the books that you like; in that way you, won’t spend so much time searching for books.
Ask your classmates
In school, you won’t enjoy your day if you don’t talk to your classmates. Studying alone is sometimes boring. You can ask your friends or classmates to do brainstorming; in that way, you and your classmates can share knowledge. You definitely have one classmates that you want to surpass (it will definitely keep you motivated). If your rival got a higher grade than you, don’t be discouraged and just study hard to outshine him or her. Having a goal in school will definitely give you motivation.
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