Suggestions For Becoming
A More Motivated Student
Here are some suggestions
for you gathered from students who have succeeded in college:
- Consult self-help books
to help you set and achieve goals.
- If you have already selected
a major field of study, confer with recent graduates or students nearing
graduation to identify the best teachers, the most worthwhile courses,
and what other campus activities you might consider pursuing. If you
are having difficulty selecting a major, check out books on careers
and college majors.
- Begin by separating wishes
("I want to win the lottery.") and dreams ("I would like to be tall.")
- Build your own study space.
Many college study guides provide useful suggestions about personalizing
your study space. You need a place that contains all the supplies and
materials you need to study effectively and efficiently. If you have
to search for paper clips, rulers, staplers, and other materials when
they are needed, you are either not going to use them, or you are going
to waste a lot of time. Either way, the time and effort you put into
your studying is going to be diluted.
- It helps to think in terms
of short-term rather than long-term goals. Focus on your short-term
goals and your enabling goals. By achieving these, you are on your way
to accomplishing your long-term goals. Start with what you are going
to do today to achieve your goals.
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