Whether you’re in junior high, high school, or college we’re all working towards getting an education that will ultimately get us that diploma or that degree. If you happen to be one of those people who tend to lose motivation about school sometimes, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. We’ve all been there. But it’s important for you to push through and keep it going. Here are a three pieces of advice to inspire you to keep striving towards your goals.
Tip One: WORK HARD
I’m not going to be one of those people to tell you that you need to get straight A’s because getting straight A’s isn’t as easy as it may seem. What I am going to tell you is this: Work to the best of your ability and strive towards getting the best grades that you possibly can. Even if you may not be a straight A student, one B or C won’t kill you so just do your best.
Tip Two: STUDY
Study, study, study! You may think that studying is a little mediocre, but as you get older and your classes become a little harder, trust me, studying is definitely going to be your best friend. Be sure to read over your notes, make flash cards, and discover what studying techniques are best for you. If you can spend an hour scrolling on your phone, why not use that time to do some productive reading, like going over your notes or doing homework.
Tip Three: GET SLEEP
As we get older, our sleep schedule tends to get all over the place. One day you may go to bed extremely early, and another day you’re pretty much up until you hear the birds chirping at 5:00 a.m. Wherever you fall, know that it’s important to get as much sleep as possible. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average teen should get in around 11 hours and the average college student/young adult should doze for about 10-11 hours. Crazy right? The point is, when you get more sleep, not only are feeling good and looking good but your mind is in the zone to be more productive. So catch some Z’s so that you can pay attention to your teachers’ daily lesson.
To all of you reading this, I’m just coming to you with a heart-to-heart because it’s important for us all to be successful. We need to be the generation to show up and show out. Remember to never give up. Strive through that semester or quarter and be the best you, you can be.
By Trinity Bishop, Sophomore, Southern Illinois University
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