During the last three months of studying final success plan, I have learned several things about myself and my academics. First I have learned that despite the fact that I wanted to pass my exams and have a successful live in the future I have not been working towards this long term goal. I spent most of my time in class and sleep. I have not been working towards my long term goal of succeeding in life because I have not been managing my extra time properly. I have been attending class as recommended by the college, but not making an extra effort in using my extra time to go through what I have learned in class. I have also been studying freely without considering the best methods for me to use when studying to ensure that I understand what I learn and pass my exams hence succeed in life.
Nevertheless, I have come to realize that the university offers the best education, though personal responsibility is crucial. The university offers rigorous academic experience in the courses that enable students to get quality education. I realized that the university is interlinked to the corporate organizations that assist students to get internship opportunities. This improves the quality of the courses as the students add work experience. The University not only cooperates with other institutions to provide quality education to students but also has strong discipline across the board in its curriculum. It has got experienced world class professors who are the pillars of the quality education. The university enables students to learn courses that are essential, but outside their majors.
I have also learned that time management is a major factor affecting success of an individual. From the lessons that I have attended for the last three months I have realized that success in academics calls for personal responsibility. This is because factors such as time management require that someone plans his or her time in a manner that he or she can follow strictly. Time management requires an individual to be flexible enough to ensure that the lost time can be compensated accordingly. A good time manager has a plan of activities or a schedule to follow. It is important that one balances social and academic life effectively to avoid time misuse and work pressures when exams near.
Another lesson from this three months study is the fact that someone’s health has a great impact on the achievement of his or her success. There is always need for somebody to be health in order to move towards the achievement of his or her goals. Health condition has an impact on the way someone is carrying out the studying activities and also time management.
I think I have changed. The change has been realized in the sense that I have begun implementing what we have learned in a systematic manner. I am implementing this at a slower pace because I want to make sure that I adjust effectively without straining myself. Learning that time management is a .personal initiative and does not require supervision has made me start managing my extra time properly. The fact that personal health is a key point in moving towards someone’s goals has made me try and manage any kind of stress that I go through in order not to interfere with my studies.
I have surprised myself in the manner in which I have increased my concentration span when reading to between two and half hours to three hours. I think this is because of what we learned on memory processes and study options. Nowadays I have decided to use repetition in order to enhance storage process and reduce forgetting. The use of this study method has enabled me to be able to study for a longer time without getting exhausted.
My first goal as a student is to achieve academic success. I have chosen this goal because this is my main reason for being in school. I intend to achieve this goal by following all the steps that I have learned from the final success plan lessons. My second goal is to finish my education and secure a good job. The kind of job that I will get will determine the nature of life I will lead. A well-paying job will give me a comfortable life. My last goal is giving back to the society. I want to work smart and get a good job that will assist me in helping those who need me in the society. This involves spreading necessary life knowledge to those who are not aware. Assisting the needy in the society and also serving my country so as to contribute to economic development in any way possible.Part Two
The university has got good diversity, which enables students to interact with people from all parts of the world. As an aspiring manager, this would enable me appreciate people from other regions of the world as far as races and tribes are concerned. The surrounding environment of the university is conducive for refreshing oneself after tiresome studies. The campus has good deuterium where one can watch concerts, movies, and games. In addition, one can walk through the paths and trees and have a look at the beautiful scenery of the campus.
Time management is a very essential element needed by a college student in order to succeed. Proper time management ensures that a college student utilizes his or her time properly in terms of class work and individual work. Time management involves allocating a specific duration to a specific activity. A college student is required to take time management as a personal responsibility so as to meet its expectations. A college student should be able to stick to what is in the time schedule strictly so as to reduce time wasting. Procrastination should be avoided by all means. Another way that college students can use to ensure proper time management is being organized and giving priorities to their main goals.
Another necessary strategy that a college student needs in order to succeed is proper reading and note taking strategies. The student is required to examine his or her reading methods in order to identify which one is suitable for him or her. There is also a need to understand the memory processes such as retention, concentration, storage and forgetting. This will help the students to know the length of time they can concentrate when reading. They will also be in the position to avoid forgetting using methods such as repetition. Note taking in class and when reading is also encouraged. This is because it will make it easier for the student to refer. It also believed that when students take notes in class they tend to remember what they were being taught better than when just listening.
Health and wellness are another element needed by a college student in order to succeed. When allocating time one is required to allocate time for resting in order to ensure that the body is not overworked. I plan to apply this next term in a manner that will help create a suitable environment for my studies. I should also be in a position to manage any external stress so that it does not affect my studies. I will utilize the resting time to sleep and to socialize with my friends and family. This will help refresh my mind and hence enhancing my studying.
Resources and networking are other elements that college students need in order to succeed. In these case students’ needs mentors to guide them on their academic life and life after college. This mentor will help the students link what they learnt in class with a real life. From next term, I will try to interact with more professionals who will help me in networking. Getting to interact with more professionals will help me learn more about their careers. I will also be able to understand my career better.