How to Be A Good Student Essay
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How to Be A Good Student
To become a success in life, we all need to learn to become a good student in every aspect of life. Becoming a good student takes much work and self-discipline. There are many ways that a student can stand out from the rest of the class. These good students are distinguished by their attitude, intellectual skills, consciousness, and achievement.
Attitude is primarily a genuine desire to learn and the will to do hard academic work to achieve understanding. It is also shown by how well you apply yourself even to subjects in which you have little interest and how much you can achieve even when a teacher’s style is not what you are used to. Also attitude can change the way you percieveperceive things…show more content…
No one else can help you to attain a good attitude, you must decide and make it a goal to have a good attitude in your student life. (CS)
Intellectual skills is (S-V Agr) another important aspect of becoming a good student. This skill includes the ability to read and understand, intelligent use of resources, mathematical and logical skills, efficient study habits, and the ability to communicate clearly and fluently. Intellectual skills include time management, exam strategies, study strategies, and goal setting.
Consciousness, or awareness, is another helpful aspect of becoming a good student. The good student must be aware of their (agr) surroundings and know what is going on in the world around them. We must strive to relate what is happening around us to what we are learning. This should be important to us because we should care about what is going on politically, academically, socially, and spiritually. Being aware and paying attention is a good trait to continually learn and apply.
Achievement is demonstrated by successful application of understanding. This aspect includes using correct and confident knowledge, effective communication, and continuanceing of education through out your life. Achievement gives you a sense of accomplishment and meaning. To become a good student, this must be a goal that you wish to accomplish.
Becoming a good student can be time consuming but well worth
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Ask questions when you don’t understand something and when you do. All of my classes are about questioning what we know, how we know it and how we change (and our actions change) as a result of knowing. So if I introduce something in class that you don’t get, stop me. If someone else offers a point of view that makes no sense, stop that person and ask for clarification. One way I can tell that you’re truly progressing is by the kinds of questions you’re asking.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Participate in class discussions. Silence may be golden in some settings, but not in my classroom. By speaking up during class discussions two good things happen: I get to know you better and I get to give you a correction –we get the chance to show you something you didn’t realize already. You might be passionate about the subject, but silent passion doesn’t help much in my grade book.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Be a little bit selfish. If you believe that your success at school is important to your future (and I hope you do) make sure you’re getting as much as support and training in High School, so you are prepared for the future. High School, if you do it right, can give you a powerful advantage in college and the world of work. But how well trained and prepared you end up also depends on you taking advantage of development opportunities. So ask your questions, negotiate, lead, change what we explore in class, and in the community of the school, and promote your values. Speak your mind and ask for what you need.
[dropcap]4[/dropcap]Keep track of current events. Make it a point to be newspapers or news websites, you never know when an interesting article will pop up. And I’m always open to spending time on the things you pull in from outside of class.
[dropcap]5[/dropcap]Keep track of upcoming events and assignments. IB students are under a fair amount of stress, but being organized is a good way to avoid further stresses. If you have an up-to-date planner and are on top of your schedule you’ll find your life becoming less stressful and more productive.
[dropcap]6[/dropcap]See me after class if something is not working out. I’m in my room K403 most classes. Drop in some time if you need advice or assistance – or just to say hello. I actually care about you and how you learn. And if you’re reading this, you obviously care too. So let’s make sure you get all the support you need.
[dropcap]7[/dropcap]Go with your strengths. It’s important that you know how you learn and that you find ways to use your strengths to your advantage. The more you are considerate and attentive to the techniques that work better for you, the more you can apply these techniques and benefit. In short: do what works best for you. If I have assigned a written task and you would learn better by creating a podcast, we can often do that. The point is obviously that you learn and that you are growing as an leader, a manager and a thinker. Whatever I can do to help you on your path, I’m happy to do.
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