Hello Guys, We are going to be share with you the study habits for students of high performing, now we’ve already told you that our experts have been working in academia for a long time and in that time we’ve had the opportunity to observe high performing students what they do, what they don’t do. so today we want to share that with you and we are going to get right into it.
Study Habits of High Performing Students
Following are the list of the main qualities of high performing student. read these qualities carefully and try to adopt in your life.
1. You have to be willing to work hard
This seems obvious but this is very very important we feel like some people, they want things to happen but they almost wanted to land on their lap with as little effort as possible.
but at the end of the day if you want to succeed in life you need to be putting, you need to be willing to put in the effort, you need to be willing to work hard and stretch yourself when it is required.
2. high performing students are consistent
what we picked up, a lot students who were good in studies, it was always those students who were constantly attending class, constantly doing their homework, asking questions in class. those were the students who were performing throughout the semester, they were the ones that ended up performing very well at the end of the year or at the end of the semester.
So consistency is very very important. it’s better to put in a little bit of time every day over a long period of time as opposed to pushing long hours over a short period of time and being inconsistent about it.
3. Understand the Importance of Engagement
High performing students understand the importance of engaging they work with their lecturers, they ask questions, they consult. this is something that many students really struggle with, always felt like going to a lecturer is bothering. the lecturer or they would know that i don’t understand my work but it’s actually the complete opposite if you look at your lecturer as someone who knows the work and is an expert in the field then they’re actually there to help you.
you can use them as a leverage where you are struggling with something and they can bring their expertise and knowledge to guide you to the pursuit of knowledge for yourself. so high performing students understand that they cannot sit for 20 hours struggling with something that should take them just an hour they appreciate the fact that they’ve paid for fees school fees and that school fees covers the use of experts in the form of lecturers so they use it and they use it wisely.
4. Do Not Aim for Perfection
High performing students do not aim for perfection. We can read many articles on perfectionism and how it can derail you in your studies. when you aim for perfection, when you always want things to be perfect. you end up not being able to first of all cover all the work that needs to be covered and two it can really demotivate you because it’s almost impossible to achieve absolute perfection to stay motivated and stay encouraged.
But the students those are not seeking perfection tend to move on because they’re not trying to get everything perfect, they want to understand their work, make sure they’ve done what needs to be done and then move on to the next section.
5. Know How to Say No
it is very important high performing students know how to say no. they understand the power of no, some of the high performing students we had seen were actually can be a tutor. If your teacher is planing a meeting or assignment, They check their schedule and say i cannot do this because it’s going to clash with my study time.
It’s going to put too much pressure on me or i won’t be able to rest so they knew that i have to be able to say no to certain things in order for me to focus on my goals and sometimes saying no is easy because it’s obvious for instance if your friends say let’s go out to a party at night before a test you know that’s an obvious no you cannot do that or let’s netflix and chill you cannot do that however some nodes are difficult to navigate.
May be it’s an opportunity for you to tutor a student and you think oh wow this will give me an opportunity to make some extra money and i’m also helping a student and may be revising my work but sometimes opportunities like that actually get in the way of your own progress so you need to be able to say no not only to the bad distractions but to the possibly good distractions as well.
6. Understand the Importance of Planning
This is very important high performing students plan. they understand the importance of planning. If you want to be serious about your studies, if you want to be serious about your success in life, there needs to be a deliberate plan that you put in place.
One that you want to execute, yes not all things go according to plan. we understand that but you must make that effort to plan and when we talk about planning we are saying you look at the year, what is your plan for the year then you break it down to the months, what is your plan for each month?
you go a step further and you plan the week and then you go further and you plan your day and you are not done planning until you’ve planned your hours and your minutes and it sounds so pedantic it sounds like oh wow so much work just to plan but you know what if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
If your success is important to you then i think it deserves a little bit of effort in terms of planning because planning to the hour is very important. because in life we generally don’t waste weeks so like you sit and the weeks go by. we waste minutes and hours and those minutes and hours they add up and they become days and those days add up and they become weeks, then comes months and before you know it you’ve lost a year but it starts with the minutes and the hours, so it’s very important to plan.
7. Have a Clear Vision
High performing students have a clear vision of the next step. what is the next step, let’s say you’re busy with your undergrad. your first degree so you know you want to complete the degree. the next step would be what do you want to do after that do you want to get an honest degree or maybe you want to go out into the job market.
But you must have a clear vision of what it is you want to do but also what it is that is required to get in that next step and what that does is it motivates you, it keeps you going and it’s an obvious clear next step. We have seen a lot of students who done degree because their parents forced to do it and you know what even in that group of students where they’re only doing the degree because their parents forced them to do it, you would still see high-performing students. it wasn’t so much about passion, it was about the understanding that they need to complete this step before they can get to the next step.
These are the seven qualities of high-performing students, you’ll notice that we haven’t mentioned being smart or being intelligent enough. We haven’t picked that up as an outlier or a requirement rather than an outlier a requirement for being a high performing student.
Why? well, if you’re registered for the course and you’ve made it into the course it means you already have all the capabilities to succeed in the course the only thing that will stop you from succeeding is yourself and the habits that you have during that time that you are registered. being intelligent, being smart that is no longer part of the equation because you already meet the minimum requirements.
The question is, Are you willing to put in the time, to put in the effort, to work hard and smart so that you can achieve your goals?