Secret Tips to Help Improve your Academic Prospects

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The ending of high school, college or university can be a very turbulent time. There are so many things to focus on and prioritize that it becomes difficult to juggle. Finding the right balance is not easy. Making a change is even harder, especially when there are so many considerations to be kept in mind.

It is in the final year of school that responsibilities, activities and social events tend to build up to an overwhelming point. The stress of trying to live every day to the fullest while completing assignments, creating portfolios and building a CV (Curriculum Vitae or Resume) takes its toll on every individual. However, there are a few ways in which you can make these years a little more fun and grounded.

  1. Speak to Academic Counsellors

  • Career and academic counsellors are available in all schools, colleges and university.
  • While there is no hard and fast rules about speaking to someone with a fair knowledge about different degrees, educational institutions, and careers; it does not hurt to try.
  • The more information that is accumulated, the easier it will be to make a well-informed
  • Guidance counsellors can be approached at any time during your academic year; it is never too late to get a grip on your future.
  • Before each visit create a list of questions that you would like to ask. Make the questions specific and to the point so that you’re able to receive definite answers and clarifications for your doubts.
  • Teachers and advisors are able to give you advice from experience and knowledge that they have been able to gather while working for educational institutions.
  • They will also be able to set you on the right path to achieve your goal.
  • It does not matter whether you’ve settled on a college course or career objective. This isdefinitely the best place to begin — conversing with people who have your best interest in mind.
  • They will help in determining what course would suit you best according to grades and interest.
  • From this they will also be able to determine which colleges or universities are best suited for your pursuits, keeping in mind academic and extracurricular activities, as well as, financial limitations.
  • There will be many areas in which you may be lacking; writing statements of purpose and applications is not an easy task.
  • Here, advisors will be able to assist in correcting mistakes and essentially, guide you in the right direction.
  • They may even assign someone they think capable of assisting with any problematic spheres.

  1. Feel Free to Experiment

  • While this may be the time to buckle down and get a grip on the situation, it is also crucial to experiment with your options.
  • For many academics may not be the main priority. It could be track, gymnastics, basketball or music.
  • Regardless of areas of interest, getting into a college or university to pursue these dreams requires good grades.
  • Take part in as many activities as possible. By doing so you will develop an idea about yourself and activities that you enjoy.
  • Taking part in activities and being proactive definitely adds weight to all your applications, especially if you’ve fared well.
  • While it is good to try out new things, experimenting with classes is also advised. If there is a class you’re not particular fond and feel like you may do well somewhere else, change yourdaily routine.
  • This canbe done provided there is enough time toward the end of a school year.
  • High school is a great opportunity to pick up new languages. Not only will this of use to you when getting into college but it also increases the opportunity of landing that dream job.
  • There is no knowing if you may even apply for an internship or summer job in another country that requires the knowledge of a language that you’ve learned in high school or college.

  1. Effective Networking

  • It may not seem like it right now but one of the main tips of getting through life will be via networking.
  • Effective network can sometimes make or break a career, especially when thinking in terms of
  • Being one out of a hundred candidates makes it difficult to get placed especially if the next person is as qualified as you are. In this case, knowing someone within the business can be your ticket to success.
  • There are many jobs that require active networking in order to see results this includes sales, fashion and marketing as well.
  • There is an art to making and keeping connections; forming strong bonds is not possible witheveryone but that does not necessarily mean that all ties need to be cut from those who do we are not close to.
  • As a student, networking is useful if you want to find out more about a particular course or even a job.
  • If someone is in a college of preference, studying a course you’re interested in, you can find a lot more details about said course, professors and curriculum.
  • There are a lot of insightful details that can only be gained by interacting with people who have experience.
  • Thankfully, in the world of social networking this is not very difficult. Simply joining groups and striking up conversations on social media is easy.

 

  1. Refrain from Procrastination

 

  • The bane of every student’s life is the bad habit of procrastination.
  • There is such a thing as being too late. Many opportunities can slip through your fingers if you are not ready to acknowledge it yet.
  • Create schedules to follow up and stay on track with homework, assignments, essays, college applications, hobbies and friends.
  • While it may be tempting to spend every last moment of high school with friends, this is also the time to build up academic resumes and ensure that you have a bright future ahead.
  • Do not give into temptation, follow a set routine, get enough rest and stay healthy.
  • This is also the time to build up your grades. Start assignments early and submit them before the due date.
  • Do not leave studying for tests the night before. Give yourself at least a week for revision and clarification of doubts as far as possible.
  • If you’re trying to ace college classes, follow these stepsto definite success.

  1. Take Opportunities Wisely

  • Either there will be a lot of opportunities coming through or none at all.
  • If you find yourself flooded with variety and unable to choose the best option, then create a list of pros and cons.
  • It can be regarded to colleges, sports, internships, jobs, etc.
  • If there is a lack of opportunities, it is your job to put yourself out there and create opportunities.
  • Go out of your way to apply for internships that are in your field of study.
  • Check requirements and work on them so that they can be added to the CV.
  • Speak to professors, advisors, family friends and anyone else about possible vacancies and opportunities.
  • Even if there is a seemingly interesting internship abroad, it is not always wise to accept it.
  • Contrary to popular belief, studying abroad or working abroad may sometimes hamper prospects within the country.
  • Do a quick study of job process, requirements and other aspects both within your country and outside.
  • Any opportunity you accept should be wholly beneficial for future endeavours and must not be a waste of time in the least.

Planning your future and having set goals in mind will reduce the amount of stress you experience. It also gives you a head start so that when opportunities come your way, there will be no need to hesitate.

Do not compromise on your future. The courses you choose will determine your career and the projection of your life. Find something that you’re passionate about and follow instincts as far as possible.