How to be a Successful Student

The Harshit Aggarwal (B.Com(H) ,CS Final) (5278 Points)

23 September 2009  

How to be a Successful Student

1) Always attend the first class meeting! This lets you know what the teacher is like and what is expected of you.

2) Read the class syllabus! (Or whatever the teacher passes out the first week) This will let you know all the rules regarding absences, exams, etc.

3) Be on time for class!  In fact, always try to be a little early, so you can get out all your stuff.

4) Don't miss class unless you are sick (nobody wants your germs! 8-) ).

5) If you do have to miss a class, always call a classmate (before you return to class!) to find out what you missed and if your teacher assigned anything that will be due when you return.

6) During class, always have your calculator (For A/c, Cost, Maths, etc.) on your desk and have your text book out.  Teachers often do problems out of the book as examples.

7) If the teacher is making some sort of computation, work along with him/her.

8) Take very neat class notes. Write down everything the teacher writes down and try to write down most of what he/she says. Put stars by problems or points that your teacher stresses or get excited about. These are good potential exam questions!

9) Participate and ask questions!

10) Do your homework the same day that you hear the lecture on the material! If that isn't possible, always be sure to do the homework before you go to the next class.

11) Make friends in the class and study with them! A good study group consists of 4 or 5 students with a range of capabilities.

12) Get in the proper frame of mind! The class is your job.