There really isn’t enough time in the day. Especially in the fall and the winter. Things never seem to slow down enough. Can never seem to get ahead or stay ahead.
In education and in life, it’s important to have things figured out in your own way. As a teacher and student, we learn and adapt and draw upon our strengths and navigate through our weaknesses.
It is very important to be a few steps ahead at all times. The curriculum is easier the second time around, or if you already have a general idea about what it is that you are endeavoring to learn.
If your own parents, or even at least one graduated from college, you are already at an advantage. Especially if they instilled strong study habits. For those of you who don’t have this advantage, there are plenty of resources to get you on the right track. But there is overwhelmingly, always extra work that can be done.
Reading the chapter once, one can retain about 40-60% of the general outline and material. Upon a second reading, for whatever reason, the mind can pick up on more details than previosly read. Understanding about 70-85% on a second more thorough reading. What this indicates is that we kind of have to sandwich our education and know that reading things once over isn’t really enough if we’re aiming for higher marks.
Your success leads to a more definable understanding. And your leadership will inspire other students.
Put in all of the extra work. Practice, re-read. Really try to understand and enjoy the learning process. And if you stay ahead and surround yourself either with a strong amount of solitude or a strong amount of support, then your success will be achieved.
There aren’t enough hours in the day. You need to make your education a priority because life is a lifelong practice and lesson. If you get ahead, you will most likely stay ahead. It’s a lot of responsibility, but you are able and capable.
Practice makes perfect. Become a valuable and disciplined student.