Habits of the Effective Student

Those students that tend to rise to the tops of their classes have a few academic characteristics in common. By sharing them with you, we hope to help take your performance to the next level!

Highly effective students…

 

Engage

Students that contribute to class discussion, either by commenting on class material or asking questions that…

extend beyond the presented material, are much better at remembering and synthesizing information. Effective students are able to make connections to the wider world, a process of integrated learning. While all these learning processes are taking place, they…

take organized notes. Students that have a systemic way of documenting information are much better at recalling what they’ve learned. This allows them to…

 

Plan

Top ranking students will tell you how important it is that they get started on projects early and draft and outline essays. Having an idea of where a paper is going before delving into it gives students a sense of confidence and ease as they write and formulate their projects. Having enough time before a deadline gives these students more time to edit, revise, and…

 

Inquire

Some of humanity’s most brilliant thinkers were also avid readers. They appreciate learning for learning’s sake. Reading opens up people to worlds of new subjects, ideas, and patterns of thinking from this age and those of antiquity. Such learning also promotes extracurricular practice and experiment. Even outside of the classroom, top performers put their knowledge to use through clubs like quiz bowl, debate team, or mathletes. Groups of young academics are great resources to…

 

Seek supports

Studying in groups is a sure way to bounce ideas off one another and get questions answered more quickly – just as long as you all stay on topic! After it is all said and done, highly effective students often have a strong support system behind them: teachers, parents, extended family, and utilize their school’s academic and career resources center. In addition, they often seek resources such as tutoring to sharpen their abilities. 

 

Do you want to become a more effective scholar? Contact AHCS Tutoring to evaluate your current study habits and let one of our tutors elevate your method!