How can I do the very best in school? Please help me?
Topic: How can I do the very best in school? Please help me?
June 18, 2019 / By Aundria Question:
I have never in my life had much luck in school. Whether it do to depression and lack of motivation, anxiety issues around testing and social anxiety, maybe some learning difficulties or comprehension problems, I never excelled the way I wanted to. I didn't graduate HS but got my GED. Now, at 19 I am going to Community College in a few weeks, and I really hope to succeed in getting my AA degree and transferring to a University as soon as I can.
But just the thought of taking these 2 classes I have...I don't know if I can do it. I am unorganized, easily overwhelmed, anxious around people and scared to ask for help. I want to know that I can do it this time! It's really important for my future.
Do you have any advice or tips for studying for school? Can I do this?
Best Answers: How can I do the very best in school? Please help me?
Abbigail | 1 day ago
Alright, first and most important thing is to believe in yourself! When you know that you can accomplish any task set before you, you'll succeed in all of these tasks.
Two courses is a pretty light course-load, so you should be able to do fine. As far as organization, take as notes on a laptop if possible. Create a file on your desktop with the course title, and always save to the same spot. If you don't do much else with word processing, you'll be able to just leave that folder as your normal save path. Computers also have a "Search" function, so if you lose a file but can remember a few words in it, you'll be able to locate it without much difficulty. Keep your books near your book bag, and establish a place where you always do you homework. Low level noise is generally preferred, just be sure you aren't surrounded by distractions. That means no TV, and no internet. Turn off your wifi or unplug your modem if you have to (and you're not using it for genuine research purposes), but keep your hands (or mouse) off the internet. Oh, and no chat programs either.
If you're scared to ask classmates for help, at least note your professor's office hours. They are required to be available to help students with their assignments, and are often all too happy to explain away a problem you're having, especially if you at least appear motivated by it.
Ultimately, the only one who's responsible for your education is you. You have to go to class, every single one of them; you have to do your homework, every single assignment; you have to recognize what you don't know, and learn it. Don't blame your failures on anxiety or on your inherent disorganization, these things can be overcome with practice and patience. The most important thing is to know that is is Your sole responsibility, and You succeed.
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Start a journal. Write down everything you need to do for school: homework, important dates, etc. It'll help break up all your homework and stuff into manageable pieces; it'll also help you manage your time more efficiently.
As for studying itself, it couldn't hurt to find a nice, quiet, secluded place to do your work. Maybe go to the library where the temptation to slack off is lessened. If not that, maybe turn off your computer, TV, etc., and don't let yourself turn it on until you do a certain amount of work. Set little goals for yourself, and create little rewards.
You mention problems with depression and anxiety. If you feel your emotional problems are seriously affecting your ability to excel, then perhaps it's time to talk to someone about these problems. A friend, a parent, a counselor, a therapist, anyone who you're comfortable with. Some people respond well to medication, but I don't want to say outright that this would be the solution in your case. If this sort of thing has never been addressed, then perhaps it's time.
One thing that might help also is exercising. Maybe you do this already. Anyway, it doesn't have to be a lot; just something where you get a decent little workout maybe a few times a week. Exercise helps a lot of people deal with depression, and it can do wonders for your self-esteem. It can be something as simple on going on long walks.
It's really good that you're trying. You're already doing more than a lot of people ever care to do. And this early on in your college education, there's plenty of time to make mistakes; and odds are you're going to make some mistakes. Don't let those mistakes get you down, because it's through those mistakes that you learn. That's experience. Good luck!
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Finished High school with a 2.7 GPA. Now I have a 3.6 in college.
Usually at a certain age (21-23), you get much better study habits. Pick a major you like, plan on getting nothing below an A, and you will maintain at least a 3.0 guaranteed. Try to get an A in a hard class. If you manage to pull it off, you become more motivated and it is easier to get A's in the future.
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You definately can do it, you just have to focus ( do you have like a major goal in life? ) on whatever you wanna do. Everytime you feel like you just want to not do anything, just think about your goal! And don't be nervous to ask a teacher/people for help, a great majority of people are willing to help you...
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GO TO OFFICE HOURS! also, study in small segments so that you don't overwhelm yourself..and be willing to test yourself a lot...repetition is the key
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Originally Answered: What would you do if your son or daughter was miserable in their high school and wanted to online home school?
Home schooling would not affect your acceptance to a good college. But, online school is not home school, it is either a private school or a public charter school.
If you want to home school or do online school you can do it for just a semester.
Your high school is large, and it is easy for students to fall through the cracks, and many do. Would your parents allow you to transfer to one of the other schools, even though you say they are not as good? Sometimes it is easy to stand out there! Not as much competition!
Not all online schools let you work at your own pace, so be sure to research them carefully. Many free charter schools are already booked for the rest of the school year too.
Where to you live?