One of my students interviewed me for the student-run school paper.
One of the questions she asked was along the lines of “in a nutshell, what’s your best study advice for students?”
In my brain, I cracked my knuckles and was like “let’s do this!!”
I don’t remember exactly what I said out loud, but I imagine it was something like this:
- Get a calendar and a to-do list and schedule things out.
- Learn to plan backward and budget your time.
- Learn to focus even when it’s hard.
- Take good notes.
- Study smart and hard, but recognize school is not life.
It sounds simple and it is. I’ve been asked why I repeat myself. It’s because I don’t want to just make random crap up 😀 The principles and basics are just that, but I see so many students who don’t do them that I don’t mind sitting on them for a while.
And in a nutshell? That’s just about all you need.