Just like the start of any new adventure, every undergraduate started the academic journey with some aspirations and dreams that they wished to accomplish. The undergraduate years promised new opportunities and experiences. Hence, the desire to set achievable goals to study productively while also staying mentally and physically healthy.
To stay positive and productive, therefore, one will have to really plan out their day. For example, map out one or two things that you will like to achieve in a day, a week, or for the semester. It’s possible for students to feel overwhelmed with work at the start of the semester but goal setting will help you feel a sense of accomplishment of having achieved something you’ve planned all along.
This attitude will help you contribute significantly to a more positive mindset and boost your study efficiency. In addition, after every study, ensure you have covered every learning outcome listed in the study guide of your respective courses by taking notes from multi-volume textbooks and jotting down important points. This move will help you to understand and link content and to identify certain topics that you find hitherto, more challenging.
Students can ask for immediate help either from their peers or their faculty if it is needed. This technique is especially helpful to reduce stress, fight fatigue and enhance productivity levels. Students first need to recognize that they need help, and then they need to know that they’ll be supported when they ask for it.
Finally, avoid procrastination and make sure you are taking a lot of breaks and being kind to yourself for making all the sacrifices. After all, after every hard work, comes a reward.