How to do good in school

Full Improving School Performance School performance is essential in a person’s professional endeavor because it reflects one’s interests, diligence, attitude and character thus most students aim to achieve high performance ratings. Performing well in school then becomes a practice and is not just a short term process. Students who have not been used to the practice but would like to improve their accomplishments however, thankfully, are not left helpless and hopeless but can still gather their dreams together to propel them to be competitive in school, academically. The following instructions can help students to do well.
First and foremost, a student needs discipline. This may seem difficult but what is really needed is for a person to decide to take all possible actions to plan and stick to his plans of action. It is then important to list activities and arrange them according to how they impact school performances. Allotting desired period of time is another important matter to consider in scheduling activities and sticking to the schedule regardless if the task is completed or not. This allows the student to adjust his pace in performing an activity rather than sacrificing other important tasks, allowing him to complete all that has been set for a day’s work. This could sometimes be discouraging during the first days however, once one has gotten into the habit of working in a timed manner, the body adjusts to the demands of discipline.
Lectures are very helpful in improving a person’s school performances so it is also important to listen well and take notes. When a student takes notes while lectures are going on, he is strengthening his understanding of the topic and his retention of the information being discussed. In addition, during reviews, a person can always verify discussions with other resources based from what has been noted during lectures. Therefore, one has to learn how to take notes, study shorthand writing or make personal codes for an understandable outline, which will then be re-written if needed.
Before every lecture, it is also most helpful for students to read in advance to have some idea what is to be discussed in class. This will enable an individual to grasp more details as compared to having no foreknowledge of the topic. Taking notes about important information that could possibly be discussed in class is also helpful, making note-taking during lectures easier and more complete. In taking personal notes during advance readings, a student should make an outline with special marks like asterisks, boxes, circles, numbers or other markers that would indicate important information that is easily spotted for verification purposes with the discussions in class.
Lastly, students are encouraged to participate in class discussions, asking questions and verifying possible misunderstood information. As they say, it is better to ask questions and be a fool for five minutes than be silent and remain a fool for a lifetime. Speaking out during lectures will not only make students be recognized but also makes them go over conversations and rethink how they should have phrased questions or answers, helping them perform better in the future. Participating in class discussions also sparks the interest in a person which is an important driving force in the learning process.