Every serious student that gains admission into tertiary institutions has the aim of graduating with a first class/distinction degree but the reality shows that the number of first class students in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions is on the decline. Here are steps which if diligently followed will enable every student who aspires to make a first class in school to do so with ease.
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1) Get serious from the first day
It is common for students to get carried away with the euphoria of gaining admission into higher institution that they forget the major reason why they are in school. It is essential to start building your grade point from the first day so as to avoid playing catch up afterwards.
2) Attend Lectures
While attending lectures may not be so important in your first year in school as most courses are what you must have already learnt previously in your secondary school and the large number of students in lecture rooms in your first year may not make attending lectures enticing however after your first year, attending lectures must be a priority, this is enable you mark attendance in class which may be the difference between an A or a B, pick salient points which the lecturer may mention in class and to pick instructions and tips which lecturers usually give in class.
3) Understand your Lecturer(s)
As all human beings differ in various characteristics so do your lecturers differ in the way they want things to be done. While some may prefer you to understand their notes only, others may prefer you to research more on your own after giving you notes, others may depend solely on past questions and so on. It is very essential to understand each lecturer who comes to lecture you. This might be done by seeking advice from students who have taken courses taught by the lecturer.
4) Don’t build serious relationships with the opposite sex
It is very essential to keep only platonic relationships with the opposite sex while in school. This might be very difficult especially if you are a pretty lady or a handsome guy but the truth is if you keep any serious relationships, it will eat out of your valuable time you would have spent studying.
5) Learn to study
This usually is the most difficult part of a student’s life as different distractions exist in the higher institution but unfortunately this is the most important step on your way to making a first class in school. While most students are fond of deceiving themselves by either sleeping and waking in the library without actually studying, it is very essential to give at least 2 quality hours studying every day.
6) Rub mind with others
No man is an island, no matter how hard you study you can never know it all, there will still be some few things which you still would not know but someone else’s could help you with and save you a lot of time trying to decipher how to go about the problem.
7) Put God first
Always remember that God is the owner of all knowledge and gives only to those who he wishes to. Learn to always put God first before every lecture, test or exam. He is the only one who can see you through.