How To Be A Better Automotive Student in 2019
The new year is upon us once more.
This is a time of great celebration, and if you’re like most people, it’s also a time for reflection about the previous year, and anticipation about what the next one may hold. Many will be setting their new year’s resolutions and planning how they’ll spend their year, even students just like you.
If you want to make the most of the year to come and be the best automotive student you can be, follow these quick tips.
1. Set goals
Some people just love setting new goals, don’t they? Sometimes they go overboard and set new goals almost every week, if not more, even if they don’t always achieve them. Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily.
You see, goals are important to have because they give us focus and direction. Having a goal helps us make the most of our energy and our time instead of leaving us just floating around like a boat in the middle of the ocean.
Some people are on the other end of the spectrum: they don’t see the point in setting goals, mostly because they believe they won’t achieve them in the end. First of all, you need to understand that goals can and often change, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set them at all. Perhaps, you should learn to set better goals by using the SMART method, as described in this article here.
2. Keep an organized schedule
As an automotive college student, you’ll be spending a lot of energy on your classes, especially since they involve both practical and theoretical work. On top of that, you’ll need to have time to study, and of course time to enjoy life with extracurricular activities or just plain old fun with your friends!
Your time is not unlimited, so you must make sure that you’re spending it as effectively as possible. First of all, be sure of the time that you are required to commit to your classes. Make sure that you understand your timetable well and keep track of it by using the technology at your disposal, such as the calendar app in your phone. This is a great way to ensure that you’re always aware of when and where your classes will be!
Once you’ve organized your calendar to know when your classes are, then you clan plan around them effectively. Trust me: having a clear schedule reduces your stress because you always know what is happening and there will be no surprises. This, added to planning in time for fun are both very important for a student to manage their stress and to ensure your emotional and physical wellbeing, so don’t neglect it!
This is by far the most important thing for a student to do, but many people don’t realise this. Yes, it might seem normal or even cool to sacrifice sleep when studying, especially when preparing for exams or assignment deadlines. However, lacking sleep will just hold you back. If you’re tired, it makes it very difficult for you to think clearly and absorb the knowledge you’re being taught. Furthermore, it makes it even tougher to deliver your best quality work when it comes to exams and deadlines.
By all means, make sure that you put lots of effort and invest lots of time into your studies, but always remember that you must balance that devotion to your studies with lots of rest. Combining good learning habits with lots of good rest will make you the best automotive student that you could possibly be.