Throw back to when Kingsley Gyan Agyekum, the Academic Chairperson of the Ashesi Student Council (ASC) of the 2015/2016 academic year shared tips on how to survive the life at Ashesi.
We hope these tips help you for the rest of the semester.
Tip #1: Form study groups
As students, the largest parts of our lives are spent working on projects, preparing presentations, doing assignments and of course, preparing for exams. Study groups, when planned properly, can help us make the most of our study time. Click here
for a one page excerpt of Ellis David’s book, Becoming a Master Student, on the importance of study groups and how to make them different.
Now, go find yourself a cozy and efficient study group, and who knows, maybe studying will turn out to be actually pretty fun!!!
PS: The fewer, the ‘berrer’!!
Tip #2: Replace coffee with tea
Coffee and tea represent a morning and evening ritual for a lot of students. But coffee isn’t at all healthy; it can be a habit that causes addiction. This could enhance the development of certain diseases such as; insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, increased heart and breathing rate, and other side effects.
Tip #3: Structured procrastination
According to John Perry, the professor who coined the term says that “procrastination means not doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Structured procrastination means you don’t waste your time. When you’re avoiding another task, you do something else instead.”
If you’re a procrastinator, you are motivated by the desire to postpone completing an assignment. You can make use of this motivation by directing your energy it into other things. So is it the Calculus assignment you are putting off till tomorrow? Then work on the Physics project. Is it that Quantitative Methods studying you just cannot bring yourself to do? Study Discrete Maths or polish a final paper then.
Tip #4: Find A New Study Spot
We all know the importance of creating a good, permanent study space. However, varying your study spot can give your brain a boost! Sometimes, just moving from one study spot to another can shake you out of your inertia. Research has also shown that studying in different environments can increase the amount you remember during a test compared to always studying at the same place (Mukherjee,2013).
So go ahead and experiment with different places to study on campus. There are so many cool study spots most of us have not tried on this campus. #LetsBeExplorers #LetsBeDiverse #LetsBeSmart
Tip #5: Know your learning style
Are you a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner? Knowing and understanding our learning styles help us to learn more effectively.
What are you waiting for? Take this short online quiz
and get to know your style and how you can be more effective.
Have a wonderful semester!!!
Artwork Credit: Ashesi Student Council