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7 Habits of Highly Successful Students

One of the most common questions that students have asked during my consulting sessions is on how to become independent and effective learners. Most students cannot understand why they are getting average grades while their peers are consistently scoring distinctions. Others are disturbed by the lack of improvement in their grades despite massive increases in both studying times and spending on tutoring.

My answer to them is simple: The average student is not programmed for academic success.

To score well in school, you will need the right techniques and more importantly, the right set of characteristics. Having the right traits and making a habit out of each of them will most definitely help you push your grades through the roof!

At MG Academics, we have identified 7 habits that are common among all highly successful students. I will gradually walk you through these habits over the next few weeks. Take some time to ponder over them. Do you already possess these traits? If not, are you ready to change yourself to get better results in school and in life?

Do you have what it takes to become a top performing student?

Habit I :: Be Proactive, Take Charge

All highly successful students know this: If you want to achieve something in life, you have to take immediate action to achieve it.

There is no other way about this. Top students understand the importance of being proactive in their pursuits for academic success. They take all initiative to plan their study strategies, to discover their shortcomings and strengthen their weaknesses, to push through that extra mile when the curriculum gets challenging, to say NO to temptations (such as TV, computer games and window shopping) during examination periods and to discover the best studying techniques.

They do not leave these important processes to chance. In fact, they prefer to leave NOTHING to chance!

To be proactive and take charge of one’s life – This habit is the cornerstone of the continual academic success enjoyed by all highly successful students. There is a direct correlation between the actions you take and the results you get in life. If you allow others, such as your parents, teachers or friends, to determine where you should proceed in your life, then you have lost all control over the results you will get. Conversely, if you want to get the results you want, be proactive and assume control over your destiny!  It’s really as simple as that!

Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that you can do it all alone. Your parents may render some form of financial support by enrolling you in tutoring classes, but it’s your job to get the right tutors and get the most out of each session; your teachers may give you some helpful advice on how to study better, but it’s up to you to implement them diligently. In a nutshell, you can get all the help you need, but nobody is going to take charge of your life and steer you towards success. This, you need to do it yourself.

3 Quick Steps to Cultivate Habit I

Step 1: Increase your awareness on how you respond to events in your life, especially those which concern successes, failures and challenges. Reflect upon them and uncover those that suggest passiveness from your end.

Step 2: Jot these events down in your personal diary/notebook. Refer to them from time to time, preferably on a weekly basis. This enables you to acquire an elevated level of consciousness on your actions and the results of these actions.

Step 3: Hone your level of control over your actions and the results they deliver. Do it persistently and in time, you will successfully cultivate your first habit towards becoming a highly successful student!

MG Wong believes that academic success can only be achieved through a combination of self-mastery strategies and good learning techniques. To learn more about the best learning techniques to quickly improve your grades, do visit his consulting firm’s website at http://www.mgacademics.com. You can also get a copy of his best selling expert guide – High Impact Studying – at http://www.saveontutoring.com at a limited time discount. This expert guide is packed with proven strategies that will help you quickly improve your grades and effectively achieve your goal of becoming a top performing student.

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More Than 80% of Florida Students Are Not Prepared for College Summer Programs May Offer Help


Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

Only 18% of high school students are prepared to face the rigorous demands of college, according to an ACT Florida Profile Report. Summer enrichment programs are one way that parents are helping their teens prepare better, focusing on academics, social and communication skills.

SuperCamp, an academic, life and career skills camp, is holding programs at the University of South Florida this summer to help teens improve grades, confidence and motivation. “It’s about helping students discover that learning can be fun, which leads to intrinsic motivation,” says President Bobbi DePorter. “More students are applying to top colleges than ever before. They need to know how they learn best and gain powerful strategies that help them excel.”

Even top-performing students may find themselves unprepared. Many students with academic talent coast through middle and high school, earning A’s with little to no effort, says DePorter. When they go to college and find work that challenges them, their work ethic and study habits often aren’t sufficient to succeed.

Researchers from the CRIS initiative argue that college readiness extends far beyond academic success. Determining success rates among students, they insist, requires new and different ways to measure college readiness that extend beyond test scores and grades. 40% of high school students are chronically disengaged from school, and confidence and motivation are often overlooked.

Carol Hall, a Miami mom that sent her son to SuperCamp in 2012 and 2013, was skeptical at first. “I had no idea how effective it would be. But at graduation, I knew that something was different in the smile he gave me. I took a deep breath, stepped back and have been letting him lead the way ever since. The change in him is remarkable and I recommend it to all the parents I know.”

About SuperCamp

SuperCamp is the world’s leading academic and life skills summer camp. For more than 30 years, SuperCamp has helped students increase their grades, confidence and motivation. SuperCamp has made a difference in the lives of over 70,000 graduates worldwide, with 73% of students improving grades, 81% experiencing increased confidence and an average 100-point increase on SAT scores. Florida sessions for middle and high schoolers run from July 14-20 and July 23-August 1.

Contact:

Mariah Gillespie

SuperCamp

760-722-0072 x 171

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More Than Half of Illinois Students Are Not Prepared For College Summer Programs May Offer Help


Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 10, 2014

Only 46% of high school students are prepared to face the rigorous demands of college, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. Summer enrichment programs are one way that parents are helping their teens prepare better, focusing on academics, social and communication skills.

SuperCamp, an academic, life and career skills camp, is holding programs at Loyola University Chicago this summer to help teens improve grades, confidence and motivation. “It’s about helping students discover that learning can be fun, which leads to intrinsic motivation,” says President Bobbi DePorter. “More students are applying to top colleges than ever before. They need to know how they learn best and gain powerful strategies that help them excel. ”

Even top-performing students may find themselves unprepared. Many students with academic talent coast through middle and high school, earning A’s with little to no effort, says DePorter. When they go to college and find work that challenges them, their work ethic and study habits often aren’t sufficient to succeed.

Researchers from the CRIS initiative argue that college readiness extends far beyond academic success. Determining success rates among students, they insist, requires new and different ways to measure college readiness that extend beyond test scores and grades. 40% of high school students are chronically disengaged from school, and confidence and motivation are often overlooked.

Craig McKenna, a SuperCamp graduate from Hinsdale, says that he left the program feeling better about his relationships and better about himself. “I met some incredible people who pushed me to a level I never thought existed in me,” he says. “If you want to learn how to succeed in life, this is the place to be.”

About SuperCamp

SuperCamp is the world’s leading academic and life skills summer camp. For more than 30 years, SuperCamp has helped students increase their grades, confidence and motivation. SuperCamp has made a difference in the lives of over 70,000 graduates worldwide, with 73% of students improving grades, 81% experiencing increased confidence and an average 100-point increase on SAT scores. Chicago sessions for middle and high schoolers run from July 14-20 and July 23-August 1.

Contact:

Mariah Gillespie

SuperCamp

760-722-0072 x 171

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