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2.0 Three key habits and their importance for student success.
3.0 Additional habits that students need and explain why they are important
The success of students depends on various factors. Among them, the attempt of students towards the study is the most important factor. In order to succeed in academic life, a student must have several effective habits. Habits are the regular tendency or interests that are tough to give up (Morrison, 2017). Good habits bring prosper in life whether the bad habits bring disasters. Students should have good habits to flourish in their life. This paper focuses on habits that are required for the success of a student’s life.
2.0 Three key habits and their importance for student success
Success in an academic career lays on several habits of a student. Students must have some certain habits which are beneficial for their success. A student must have these three habits that are described below:
Success depends on goal setting. If anyone does not have a goal he/she cannot succeed in life. Setting a goal is very important for student life. Several significant life skills such as organizing, time management and confidence can be achieved by setting a goal. These personal skills can be beneficial for further purposes. A student can determine his/her career direction by setting an appropriate and suitable goal for him/herself. A fixed goal helps a student to complete his/her task according to importance. This reduces time and energy and this resource can be spent for further steps. Setting goals prevent a student from tangling several tasks (Evans, 2019). Setting goals also helps to set up several steps for achieving that goal. As a student knows the steps to reach the goal, he/she can perfectly perform the steps and thus time consumption can be reduced. A clear goal helps to determine the progress. This also motivates the students to finally reach the goal. Setting clear goals provide a roadway to success. It determines what should be done to get that goal. Setting goals also helps to build confidence. For example, if anyone wants to build a career in the medical sector, he/she must focus on biology. A successful student has the habit of setting goals for his/her purposes.
Take responsibility for their actions
Taking responsibility is another good habit that a student must have in order to be successful in academics as well as future. This responsibility arises when the student recognizes their accountability for success. Students’ actions and decisions are the reasons for the responsibility. Students must aware of what should be done and not be done. The consequences of the doings must be handled carefully. Students should take responsibility of his/her wrongdoings because it is very important in building trust and beneficial for further doings by learning from the mistakes (Evans, 2019). If anyone takes responsibility for his/her actions, he/she can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses. After identifying the strengths and weaknesses, a suitable plan can be made for the further development of the weaknesses. The weak areas can be worked on so that the weakness can be turned into strengths. Taking responsibility can elevate the learning process and enables the student to fast learnings. Taking responsibilities can enhance a students’ skills such as time management, problem-solving skills and organization skills. A student can develop these skills and can be benefitted in the future.
Another important habit to gain success in academic life is self-development. A successful student constantly works on personal development. Personal development arises when a student recognizes their working process and interests. During self-development, a student can gain confidence. In academic development, personal development plays a significant role. After the educational life, one enters the competitive market. Those who are able to develop self-skills are fit for the competitive world (Bolan, 2017). Students must focus on their weaknesses and be concerned about their development. This habit helps to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a student. Self-development also helps to improve a student’s mental health. Whenever a student is suffering from a lack of skills, he/she becomes exhausted. The self-development or self-motivation helps to boost up his/her mind. Students of good mental health are more focused on their studies and become more successful in life. According to recent research, students who are having the habit of simultaneous self-development are more focused on study and are become more organized.
3.0 Additional habits that students need and explain why they are important
Besides the three key habits, a student also needs some additional habits which help him/her to do well in the study. As well as these also help to develop a students’ academic and future life. Some important habits that a student must have been described below:
Planning is very important in student life (Collins, 2018). If anyone performs their task according to an appropriate plan, they can be successful. Students can make plans for their assignments and lessons in advance so that their tasks can be done perfectly. The plan is crucial for long-term projects. Having an agenda or planner book is a beneficial habit for the students. This book helps the student to remember every home task, assignment and exam date. Students can easily plan for their upcoming exams or assignments. They can divide their long-term projects and study accordingly. Successful students plan out long research papers into several parts i.e. research outline, note-taking, finding additional resources and drafts. The plans for their tasks in advance. This habit helps a student to do well in his/her study. For example, if a student split his/her assignment or research work into several parts and act according to the plan, he/she can get success easily. This helps to do a task perfectly.
Active participation in class
Participating in class regularly is a beneficial habit for a student (Collins, 2018). Regularly participating in class helps a student to acquire additional knowledge and exam suggestions. It will help the student to do well in their academic career and future life. Also, teachers are very fond of their regularly participating students. This habit gives opportunities to the students to understand any content easily and also a student can ask any question to the teacher. A student can develop a positive appearance to the teachers. It also helps to develop an effective educational outlook. And it can boost up a student’s learning ability. For example, according to a research study, students who have active participation in class are doing well in exams by 10%.
Use extra study resources
In present days study becomes easier for the availability of the study resources (Collins, 2018). At present, students can get help from additional study resources. In previous days, students only rely on class lectures and books. Now students can get help from various research papers which can be easily accessed through the internet. Also various study programs, voluntary programs also helps a student to enrich their knowledge and experience. These materials are very much easy to access. For instance, students who access additional study materials become more successful in their academic as well as a future careers.
Technology becomes a part and parcel of our everyday life. Students of present days rely on the internet, large storage of information, in many cases. The Internet enables us to get the knowledge of whatever we want to know (Collins, 2018). This technology brings the world to our fingertips. In previous days, students were roaming from library to library to get the exact book or research paper. But at present students can easily access any books and research papers. The Internet also helps the students by offering various online portals where students can join in online exams, class schedules, and problem-solving classes, practice classes and many more. Besides a student can easily understand any topic by watching several videos on that topic. Numerous amount of books are stored virtually on the internet. Besides several virtual applications are useful to understand and learn anything. At present educational institutions offers several online learning services. Teachers are making their personal websites where students can access their class lectures. A successful student always takes advantage of these resources.
To achieve success students must have these additional habits. To do well in an academic career, these habits play important roles in students’ life. These habits help the students to reach their goals.
In this paper, the important habits of students that are important in achieving success are discussed. In the first section, the key habits are discussed. Setting goals, taking responsibility and self-development are the main three habits that play crucial roles in students’ success. These habits develop several interpersonal skills which help to achieve success both in academic life and future career. In the second section, some additional habits are also discussed. Planning, extra study resources, use of technology and active participation also help a student to become successful…………………………….