In fact, it is even easier to study at university than at school. Why do we think so?
First, if you have purposefully chosen the institution where you are currently studying (or will study), therefore, you have a certain desire to study in this place precisely in the specialty you have chosen.
And secondly, although this, in principle, goes as a continuation of the first, it is that the university is something concrete and abstract, and the school is something abstract and concrete. Do not you understand what is the point? Naturally, you do not, now we will explain and arrange everything systematically. Therefore, the case is in the following.
Abstract and Specific
Let us start with a university: you study a SPECIFIC specialty at the university and all subjects are related in one way or another, thus, it is easier for you to manage the flow of new information, because It often repeats itself (you often hear the same lectures on different subjects).
An ABSTRACT moment in the university is a test of your current knowledge. A rare teacher at the university will give tests to verify the knowledge after each lecture. He or she does not have time for this at times (lectures must be conducted according to the program).
If such a teacher can be found, then your results for current tests affect the final evaluation only to some degree. Simply put, only an exam is really a serious event at a university. There is a total absence of students at lectures during the semester most likely because of this fact. Well, it is a matter of taste – everyone has a choice. However, no matter what people say, the exam (especially at the beginning of studies) is something very far away and ABSTRACT.
There is a completely different situation at school. You study in a variety of ways there (history, mathematics, geography), i.e. there is an ABSTRACT set of different disciplines in the aggregate. In this case, you must be constantly alert, because tests are a common thing at school. Here is SPECIFIC studying for you, which does not allow you to relax for a week.
In fact, the constant stress experienced by a person who wants to study excellently at school is very hampering for the learning process. It is much easier with this at the higher educational institution – the exam decides everything.
Time for Secrets
Everyone studies in their specialty, but our recommendations are universal and tested by the time of student life.
So, in our opinion, the two main secrets of excellent study at the university are:
Your attitude to the subject and
Your attitude towards the professor.
In order not to be unfounded, we will analyze each of these points.
Your Attitude to the Subject
What is the position of most students to the subjects taught at the university? "Damn, if only this boring lecture pass faster, otherwise I will fall asleep". Something like that. We do not argue, some lectures are really very boring and tiring, but you have come to university not to entertain yourself, but to learn, have not you?
Stand on the side of the professors. Sometimes they also do not really want to conduct the same lecture, because they have already read it thousands of times. Professors also lose the desire to constantly do the same.
The whole trick is in the following. If you, for example, approach your teacher after a lecture and ask him or her a question on the topic of the lecture, then he or she is likely to be surprised by your curiosity at first, because the students do not ask much the teachers now. Then, moving away from the initial "shock", the teacher will begin to answer your question.
And the more difficult question you will ask, the more interesting it will be to answer. Perhaps the teacher will need to turn to some sources to clarify the information. And then something magical happens…
You leave the classroom and the teacher thinks: "This is a student who is interested in my subject, which means he/she is interested in what I am talking about". And then makes a note of you.
Thus, you demonstrate to your teachers that you are extremely passionate about their lectures. Such an attitude to the subject always bribes and gives you the right to expect a positive outcome in the exam. The most important thing here is not to imitate your interest, but really to interest yourself with the subject of study.
Let us say a secret, when you yourself are interested in learning a particular subject, it immediately reflects on your attitude towards it. You cease to depend on the opinion of most of your groupmates, who want to leave the audience as quickly as possible. Be independent of someone else's opinion.
If you really want to study excellently and become a high-class specialist in your field – do additional work on the subject. The additional information will become not only the help in the exam for you, but also give you the knowledge that you will not be able to get at lectures and seminars.
In general, the studying program is similar at all universities. Thus, it turns out that specialists with the approximately equal amount of knowledge and skills come out after graduating from the universities of the country. But now ordinary people are not needed, now highly skilled specialists are required. And you can become such a one by only scooping additional, in-depth knowledge of your field of activity.
Your Attitude Towards the Professor
In principle, this secret of excellent study at the university is the logical continuation of the first one. After all, if you are interested in studying by yourself, then accordingly you will respect the work of the teacher. Many modern students are extremely negative about their teachers. Sometimes they even hate them. But let us not talk about the bad, it is better to talk about how a normal human attitude to the teacher can give you the desired result – an excellent assessment in the exam.
We immediately warn you – do not become a different kind of sycophants. Such people are very annoying. Here we need a different approach. Help the teacher if he or she needs something. Perhaps you need to help bring the equipment to the lecture hall. Now we lack simple human help.
It will undoubtedly have a positive effect on your final result in the form of an excellent grade in the exam.
Understand that some teachers sometimes just want simple human communication. Give it to them! Plus, show interest in the subject and a high grade will be a sure thing.
Knowledge is the key to success in any business, not just in the study. However, there are few tricks that help in the learning process, which we have told you about. We hope that you will extract useful conclusions for yourself from this article and find the right direction.