Many students say they’re bad students, but in reality, they are smart people who have a few bad habits. Doing well in school mainly comes down to having good a routine that helps set you up for success. Here at English for Internationals, we have a lot of great students who work hard every day to make a good grade. What are their secrets? Let’s find out!
Although this fact is widely assumed, Time Magazine reported that students who wait until the final minute to complete an assignment get worse grades. If you procrastinate (wait until the last minute to complete an assignment), then you are going to do poorly compared to what you are capable of. If you practice good time management, you will perform better on assignments, understand the material better, and will experience less stress as a deadline approaches.
Do you find yourself scrolling through social media at the end of a long day? We’re all guilty of it, but what if we used that time and energy to be productive. While taking English classes, a productive way to wind down at night would be to read a book. Reading a few chapters of a book will help you to:
Many students might view homework simply as busy work or just another assignment to complete for a grade, but it’s much more than that. Homework is designed to challenge you and to further your understanding of a topic or concept. If you put your all into an assignment and complete it as intended, you will get so much more out of your experience at English for Internationals.
Being engaged and paying attention during class can help you better learn, absorb, and understand the course material. One of the best ways to do that is to take notes during class. While everyone has their own style of notetaking, Oxford Learning has explained the top methods of taking notes that are the best for material retention and studying after class.
Staying focused throughout a semester can be tough on your own. Surrounding yourself with peers who can help you on assignments and help keep you accountable is what makes English for Internationals a unique place to learn. We have a strong community that is focused on success, and everyone plays a part in helping each other, all in the best interest of accomplishing your goals.
Ready for your next step? Set your mind on your goals by enrolling in English for International’s English courses. To learn more about our programs and how they can help you, contact us at 770-587-9640. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram to be a part of our fun online community.