Effective Studies Skills

Effective study skill

“OMG I’m gonna fail, I know it!” doesn’t this sound all too familiar to you? It’s known as the “I’m not good enough” syndrome. Everyone has fears. It’s quite natural. The great American industrialist Henry Ford said “if you think you can, or think you can’t – you are right!” what he was saying is that intention and expectation shape our actions. Good morning everybody, firstly I would like to welcome you to the senior year of study that will round off your secondary school. It is the year that will lead either to further study or to the learning experiences of the workplace. I believe many of you, by this time you should have set up your personal goal. In order to achieve your goal, you firstly need to overcome your fears and you attain effective study skills.

Thinking positively is the first step towards success. Here is a simple ABC formula you can use to overcome your fears. A for action! Nothing can be done without action, so get started now! B is for belief. It’s terribly important to have the sense that you are capable of doing what it is your desire. So yeah, I guess you can practise saying “I can do it and I will” for ten times everyday until the words become as much a habit as breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of your eyelids! C for commitment, it is the “stick at it” or “never say die” factor. Keep in mind the famous quote by Thomas Edison “genius is ten per cent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.

Ok, so if you are one of those confident students who believe that if you try hard you can achieve whatever you want, then you are very lucky! What you need now are some effective study skills. When friends ask me what makes for effective study, I tell them -- four things. You must have a right place, a time, a plan and a tidy approach. You need to have a special place for your study that’s completely free of distractions. That means, don’t study with your TV or msn on and make...