7. Do Not Sit on the Internet for Days
It is not even a description of a useful habit, it is a council to eliminate a bad one from your life. Spending hours on the Internet before and after school or university is a typical "illness" for almost all students. Moreover, many students are sitting in their favorite social networks through a mobile phone to while away the time on lectures.
Often, there is the following situation at universities: there is a free open access point wi-fi in the class or in the whole university, which was opened in order to ensure the unhindered access of students to the Internet to obtain the necessary information during school or university hours.
It is about various educational websites, reference services. However, most students receive "necessary information" in the form of messages from their friends in different social networks.
Many students say that they can do 2 things at the same time: listen to the lecturer and respond to the messages of their friends. However, such a sharp shift of attention does not allow full concentration on the material of the lecture. This leads to poor mastery of the material, and so on.
Therefore, we advise you to use the Internet only as an assistant. After all, you can wait until the end of the lecture and go to your page during the break. Nothing extraordinary will happen. Therefore, try to reduce your dependence on the Internet, and, in particular, on social networks to a minimum.
In our opinion, the best approach is to check all the news in the evening. Chat with your favorite friends, if you really want to do it, and to go to bed with a calm soul before midnight.
8. Write a Summary
Many students are faced with the question: to write or not to write a summary? Those, who argue that it is useless, give the following two arguments: you can prepare for the exam by someone else's abstract, there are textbooks, you do not need to rewrite the old truths a hundred times. So, is this habit such beneficial?
Let us discuss the first argument: you can prepare for the exam on someone else's abstract. Can you do it? Of course, you can. However, in order to prepare for the examination according to someone else's notes, you need to get this abstract, and after you should be well versed in the handwriting of your groupmate. This almost does not happen. Your friend can use a system of abbreviations, known only to him or her alone. What will you do then? Will you call your friend every time something is not clear? Then you will no longer have the preparation for the session, but the devil knows what. Therefore, this argument is obviously weak.
Now let us take the second argument: you can prepare for exams with the help of textbooks (the Internet). You can do it. However, everyone knows the "desire" with which the student opens a thick book. And now there is so much information on the Internet, which is useful and not so much that you must understand, what you need to read and what not. Therefore, the second argument does not withstand our criticism.
Understand that the abstract is the very essence of knowledge on the subject. You will rarely find "water" there – there are only facts, graphs, formulas. Just imagine that some formulas were deduced over hundreds of years and have kilometers of evidence, discussions, disputes and rationalizations up to today's elegant form. No one will give you all this mockery, they will give you only a result.
Your task is only to write down the most important thing. This will be enough for a qualitative preparation for the session. If you want to learn something more deeply, you can use textbooks and the Internet. And if the minimum to which so many students are eager is enough for you, then the abstracts are your magic wands. Write the notes on your own, but if you do not know how to do it, then "instill" this useful habit to yourself.
9. Learn Something New Every Day
Life is full of interesting things. Therefore, try to find out something new and interesting for yourself every day. Developing your horizons, you become more intelligent, educated (a competitive advantage again).
This useful habit follows from all the above good ones. There is nothing to say more. Just learn the world in all its manifestations, be the interested person. Rejoice in the sun, do not get angry when it is raining outside, study perfectly and you will be happy.
We conclude our discussion on the useful habits of students and schoolchildren on this motivating note. We hope that you were interested. We tried honestly.
Oh yes, we almost forgot! Remember that we promised to help you "instill" the above-mentioned useful habits at the very beginning of the article? All you need in order for these habits to always be with you is a desire. And some other incentive. For example, you can tell yourself: no Internet until I read 15 pages of the textbook a day. Can you live a day without a network? Probably not.
Therefore, willy-nilly you will need to read these 15 pages. And this is not a mockery of oneself. This is an effective method, which has already justified itself thousands of times. Just start and then you will not have any incentive because the process of reading is always exciting, you always want to know what will happen next. So, be sure to motivate yourself in any convenient way for you in order for these useful habits to become your best friends.