I am a high school graduate. I never really struggled with passing exams as a young student till I became a high schooler.it always seemed like there was always homework to be done, a test to study for and so much crap that didn’t seem to get done on time and good. Till I spoke to one of my teachers and I took his advice. He told me some things and I learnt more in the course.so I have put together what helped me go through high school and get the grades I wanted to. I am hoping you will find them helpful.
1. Have a positive attitude and participate in class.
Your fellow students want to help you succeed as much as you want to see them succeed. So smile to your colleagues, talk to them like you need to and be friendly.
Do not just sit. Engage , Ask ,Challenge and be challenged . Be fully present . It is a fraction of your life. It matters
2. Make sacrifices.
I took physics, chemistry, biology and math so my hands were full most of the time. I had to find time in the middle of the night, early mornings and extended my sleep time and holidays too. I am going to study Medicine in university .I know it is going to be very challenging and there are more sacrifices to be made. At the end day It didn’t hurt to look back and say ” hey I hustled really hard and made it.” If I had not worked hard and sacrificed how I did then I would feel guilty and unaccomplished . Who wants that ?
3. Familiarize yourself and make it a part of your life.
All those atoms, wars, protons, hormones and anatomy isn’t what you really live with in the normal world.Why not connect what you are studying with your life. There is this chemistry formula for finding pH of buffer solution that I couldn’t cram. so I put together a sentence that assisted me very well. I wont tell you because it was super weird.
4. Manage your time properly.
And don’t waste others’ time. Better early than late. If there is anything that takes your time, then be sure to make it wait for you instead. For example, our teachers would call us and keep us waiting for like 30 minutes. So some of us would carry our summaries and keep reading as we waited. And almost everyone soon adopted the habit.
5. Do it when it’s hot.
Have you ever tried washing a two-week dirty plate? Yes, I get the feeling .so the same goes for school work. if you keep an assignment undone for two weeks or more unless it is a project it then becomes a liability. So try your best and do assignment and homework asap.
How about starting now.
6. Do one thing at time.
yes, just like that. the way to do this is to have a planner. plan ahead how your day is going to go and include the tiny chores like buying tissue paper and you are most likely not going to just sit there. Know your class time-table and plan your day in accordance with it.
7. Map out your life.
You should have goals. there is no way you are toiling without a goal. Whether it is to get a good GPA or to get to the university of your dreams. Just think of that as a reason for all the toil and you’ll know it is worth it.
8. Find the magic spot and time.
There is that place and time where you just settle.so experiment with a lot of places till you find it. For me my spot was the library and I tried as much as I could to carry all my equipment before I left for the library because nothing sucks like finally settling down then remembering you forgot a highlighter. Also you should know what your best time to study is. Is it afternoon, early morning or late at night. This brings us to the next tip.
9. Have the equipment
whether it is a book, a ruler, calculator or anything that you have to make reference from, you should at least know where to get them from. You can check free online websites which you can read or download your study materials.
10. Work on the areas you are weak at.
Studying something you know may be so fun and doing questions you enjoy too. But that won’t step up your grades. you should work on the areas that trouble you and that is the only way you can go from one group of grades to another.
HERE IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PLAN AND UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESS
Business model canvas!! Sounds like nuclear physics doesn’t it?
A business model canvas is a tool used by businesses to project what their business is all about briefly.
In contrast to business plan, a business model canvas is so brief .
At the end of this article, there is a template attached, feel free to use it after you have read this article .
Now remember the way you create a business model canvas is very systematic . We have numbered this template to make it a ride on a steep slope.
1. Customer Segments
( WHO ARE YOU TARGETING) Think of your business, very few ( if there are at all) businesses target everyone. Describe your customer. Who are they? What do they want? What do they like?
How old are they?
( WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCT OFFERING THEM)
Say you are a coffee shop. Coffee is coffee. If I sell mine packed in an ordinary cup and yours is in a instagram worthy cup. We know why millenials would buy from you.
The Unique value is not always tangible.
Sometimes it is a cause. If part of your profit goes to charity, people may use it for that sake.
Now that you know who you are trying to sell to and what is special about your product .How are you going to get to them ?
Instagram? A physical shop? An event?
Depending on what they do, find out the different ways they can access your product.
To gain a customer is one thing . To keep a customer is a whole different entity. There are shops you go to buy something and the way a seller accomodates you, focuses on making sure you leave satisfied and not just selling you a product gets you hooked. These are the shops people go back to and tell all their friends about.
5. Revenue sources
What are your customers going to pay for? These are the different services or goods you can offer. Say you sell clothes , you could also charge for styling advice or makeover. How can your premises generate you money as well? Can your office be rented fr a day or a week or more?
Exhaust the different ways you can access money and find out ways that match your cause. For example safe space doubles as a women platform and a women co working space .
These are the things you need to do . If you are running a website, you need things like hosting, writing, photography etc.. . Include everything you have to do for your business to run and
Determine what you need to get the activities done. Funds? Space? Time? People?
Patnering is the new discount. You do not need to have everything. But you can out source what you have and use it to negotiate.
Patnerships helps cut cost and share audience .
9. Cost structure
Now that you know what you will need to run the business, areas you can find partners in , list the things you will incur cost in.
HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Holiday time ,
A time we have been looking forward to since school started! Blink and share this post if you can relate!
I am a big pro-balance , i believe in late nights, early mornings and coffee but i also believe it is essential to lay back in the Bahamas and have someone bring you a Cool Mojito . So what do you do when you have a month or two of rest. Read On.
A bit Clichè right? But how many of us actually rest at least half of the time during the holiday?
While it is sometimes inevitable to reply that email, Attend that client, making time to take care of you, catch up on your favourite tv show or just sitting and breathing helps clear your brain and make you even more productive.
2. Learn a skill.
What a time to be Alive! Your next skill is literaly a few taps away. This skill can be a hobby you have been looking to get better at like sewing, singing, piano , cooking or something intergral in your career like history taking for new clinical rotation students or something you have wanted to do on the side( you have been talking about how you do not have time, and now Its here! ).
One of the founders of Afyatoon , an animation start-up that provides health education actually learnt how to animate during his summer holiday.
There are some things that are not taught in school and you are probably struggling with such as speaking in public , budgeting , dressing well, healthy living & more. Take time to train yourself on that.
3. Work on your side hustle
Balancing between studies and work is a challenge. Sometimes they are all demanding our time and energy. The holiday time therefore is a great time to focus on this thing , give it a mega push and this push will even save you the hustle when school starts.
4. Learn, explore and grow.
It is really eye-opening to learn a new thing or get to understand a certain topic . This can be a great time to do that. There is vast majority of knowledge and information on blogs, social media and in the actual world for you to learn .
Be curious, google , check out some you tube videos . But most of Enjoy your holiday .
What are you doing this holiday?
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