As a kid, well younger I mean; I hated going to school. It wasn’t that I did poorly in school but it didn’t seem like I was going anywhere in school and it was very boring. Until, I learned that being good at school will definitely benefit in the long run. Knowledge is power I always say. Having a school that provides really strong teachers and has high grades will definitely be a benefit. Having fun in school is also something to note. School shouldn’t be about the worst parts of your childhood but the starting of something great. That’s why the best schools or even teachers try to make learning fun and memorable. Also, schools carrying extra-curricular activities are a great way to start having a little fun in school and even letting some steam off. Always try to have a little fun while in school so you’re not “brain-dead.” But inside the learning environment or a classroom for instance, the teacher should really try to interact with the students and try to make a lesson more enjoyable. These lessons will help us later on in life no matter how boring they are. That’s why I think it’s best to learn as much as you can so that you can be something better later on in life. Why fool around in school and try really hard to get a very low paying job when you could have tried really hard in school and learn as much as you can to get your dream job or a high paying job? Knowledge or a brain is one thing humans have that should not be wasted. Empower yourself with knowledge and you won’t regret it. When you’re in school wondering why I am sitting here listening to a boring lesson, tell yourself knowledge is power and try your hardest. Even if your having a bad day, remember it will get better later on in life. Keep your chin high. #knowlegeispower
To be successful in life is to be a long term thinker. Delay gratification. A perfect example is the Stanford marshmallow experiment. I just heard of this a couple days ago and it is genius. If you think about it, which would be happier: a long term thinker or a short term thinker? Who would do better in life? Who would be better in managing a company’s worth? Before you make your next decision, think about it. You make thousands in one day; do you think one could have been revised?
School should teach you about these things. They teach about later in life choices, education and careers but never small things like how to do taxes. Most of the things we learn in school you don’t use in real life unless you have the worlds hardest and most technical job. So why not give us some knowledge we would use or would need to use.
School and work can really make your life a living nightmare. This is where you need to manage your work life balance. Where you have equal amount of time for work and for your personal life. This will help with stress and help you sleep a lot better. This will even stop you from worrying so much.
What you need to do is in times where you have work to do if it’s school work or work work make time or take small breaks to really enjoy some personal time. You will feel better and be able to manage your times so work for school or for a job isn’t crowding your life. So all I’m saying is if you feel stressed or overcrowded take some time and have a personal hour or twenty minutes or however long you need. I managed my time for family and for school and I feel great and never overcrowded and even if you think your really stressed, talk to someone about it. A personal friend or family member and you will really feel like your mind is settled and your stress is limited.
Yes balancing life is key in university,school and even jobs. What I now have started to see as many people start to go into higher grades or jobs is their work and life balance is all messed up, so take time and just enjoy 5 minutes of your time. Take a break or just step outside even. Courses I had taken given me the opportunity to see and help my work life balance and really make my day a lot better and less stressful. So overall take 5 minutes or maybe an hour to talk to someone, chillaxe and maybe even plan a head so you can make time for family and friends.
I’ve always been someone who tried to balance different parts of my life. But when it comes to making time for everything, University, Friends, family, Boyfriend, me time, it seems to get harder as you get older.
Realising peoples priorities are different from your own is a hard part of growing up. Like, for me, it’s always been family and friends, sometimes forgetting that I need time for me, to take care of myself.
Since being at University, it’s been a lot more Uni work and friends, than family. I know that’s OK though, both my parents have their new significant others and I don’t have to feel like without me there they’re lonely. I know I’ll always be one the most important parts of their lives and they’d drop anything if I needed them to, but now I’m not always a priority, and that’s OK.
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If you think about it all your life choices lead up to this. When you get to make money, live off yourself and have to work for a living.
Well then again some of you can get lucky and have parents who can pay for you so you don’t have to get a job but I’m not going into that.
What I am going to say is everything you have done as a teenager and a student lead up to you getting a job and living on your own. It may not be fun having to do school work and worry about grades but let me tell you it pays off. After you are ready for the workforce all your hard work will give you the opportunity for your dream job and you might not like it, but you have room to explore because of your hard work and dedication in school for good grades. So if you think school is a waste of time, bare with it and you have the rest of your life doing what you want and not having to worry about school.
In a daily high school students life you get something called an exam at the end of the semester or term depending on the school. This is basically a huge test counting for more than 25% of their grade.
These exams could go up to ten pages, with over 100 questions including multiple choice. What I think exams really show is in a short period of time reading your notes you need to memorize all of it for the exam. It may consist of formulas for math you have no idea what are for but know how to use when given a textbook type question. Also what happens to the students who can’t memorize formulas or things really quick and don’t do well under pressure? Does that mean they aren’t smart because they didn’t do well on the exam and it affected their mark heavily? No it means they were given something out of their way of learning and thinking they would be fine because of other students. But no, not every student learns this way and this is why I really hate exams. Compared to projects where you have time to work and learn things the way you want. Also things you learned I feel stick to a person better than having a really stressful test. Not to forget you get to work with peers where collaborating with another friend or student will bring a stronger knowledge of what they are learning. Remember two brains are better than one. Also the pressure and stress on the brain is a lot less, you will be stressed to make sure you got everything for the exam and hoping the exam isn’t hard but in projects you aren’t as stressed giving in something you get to spend time on and work with peers. Plus projects can be fun and a great experience for students where when in life are you going to have to write a very long exam? Maybe driving but that’s the only one you probably have to write in the rest of your life. On the other hand if you are given an exam where your teacher understands the way the class learns and understands learning instead of memorizing that would be less stressful because instead of putting facts about a war why not have a question that sums up if a student understood the war and why it happened with little special details (example from history). Also a teacher who understands the stress of having a long exam the teacher can sum up an exam into 2 pages. The amount of stress that would change from a lot when having a 10 page exam will drop to a little when compared to a 2 page exam.