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10 Habits of Highly Successful Students

How do some students seem to be able to get an easy edge on others? Here's how.
BY Braingain Staff Writer |   09-09-2014
10 Habits of Highly Successful Students
  1. They ask questions

  2. If you don't ask questions, you won't get any answers. And if you don't get answers, how will you be able to form an idea of how to get to the next step?

  3. They are constantly reading and learning, even out of class

  4. Learning is an ongoing process, it's not just the academic textbooks that contribute to our knowledge of the world and what is around us. Reading anything and everything - from newspapers to interesting articles on the internet to the average novel, it all contributes in some way.

  5. They finish what they start

  6. Although Mark Zuckerberg did not finish his Harvard undergraduate degree - he did finish what he started with facebook. After all, what is success if the product is unfinished? Finish reading, finish writing your papers, finish your dinner - you'll find it all makes a difference!

  7. They remember to exercise frequently

  8. Studying is not just a desk sport, after a while it is imperative to get up and dust off the cobwebs. Exercise - even if it is just spending some time on the yoga mat or joining a football-playing group, it all adds up and gets the oxygen flowing to the brain - making it easier to finish what you've started.

  9. They are always open to feedback

  10. As a student you're not always right. Remember that there are varying opinions out there, and it is important to understand everyone's perspective, regardless of whether you agree with it or not.

  11. They eat well – cheetos are not a substitute for dinner

  12. Lay off the junk food and you'll feel a lot less lethargic. Eating a balanced, healthy diet provides nutrients to the body, which significantly decrease the risk of developing a range of illnesses or diseases.

  13. They set goals

  14. If you have a goal in mind it helps to keep focus throughout your academic career, which is actually the ideal situation - meaning you're getting your money's worth through university.

  15. They keep a routine

  16. Everyone considers university to be the place where everything is unstructured - classes are as and when you feel like attending them, and you can roll out of bed by mid-afternoon. If you do this, you're well on your way to lapsing in submitting assignments and really won't get the most out of your university experience. So get up early and get to it!

  17. They volunteer

  18. Volunteering is said to be beneficial for the mind - as well as being able to help others, it can help you acquire social skills and additional confidence - so when it comes time to giving that big presentation in front of a class, it'll feel a lot less hassling.

  19. They know how to manage their money

  20. Getting through university on meagre resources is the hardest part of the experience. Using a little common sense now will add up and help set a good precedent for the future.



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