How to Succeed in Campus: Satirical Essay
Being in University for more than two years has equipped me with some experience on how to use minimal efforts to achieve good grades. As such, I have great tricks that I feel I should bestow upon my classmates as well as other future campus students. Although some students like me may not subscribe to these methods, many high ranking students who are considered by their colleagues as bright, intelligent and influential have applied them successfully to achieve their academic dreams.When given assignments to do, do not worry, wait until the last minute. Such advice may seem offensive as professors usually advice students to stop procrastinating (Dunlosky et al. 4). However unknown by many students, procrastinating is what makes students successful because it offers them the drive to accomplish a project given many weeks ago just a few minutes before the deadline. As time elapses, students’ senses, become more active, enabling them to concentrate on the project at hand. As a student, you should also study at the last minute. Professors usually insist that you study continuously throughout the semester. However, such advice does not hold any significance. By the time students are given assignments, online tests or other forms of exams, they will already have forgotten what they studied some two or three months back. Rather, if students can consolidate their study materials and read them in the last minute, they will be able to remember everything and write correct answers during tests because they have just acquired the knowledge.
Campus life is usually busy. As such, students must balance social lives, sleep, recreation, homework and school work (Martinez et al. 45). Logically, because students can only do recreation out of campus, assignments must be done outside the campus, and social life should entail elements outside school, while sleep and classwork should be done in class. Students usually spend a whole eight hours or more in school. Afterward, they have to complete some hours of homework in their homes. As such, it can only be logical that students spend some class time to compensate for their sleep. Notably, students have to be fresh and rejuvenated to concentrate and deal with the huge amounts of assignments waiting for them after class. As a student, pay attention while in the lecture hall. It is essential always to be aware of what is happening in class and during seminars to avoid being viewed as a fool and getting distracted. When the professor or the speaker at a workshop is not paying attention to the audience, feel free to sleep. Students must be able to multitask.
Multitasking enables students to do a lot of things at a go. A skilled university student can listen to music, do the assignment, eat, watch the television and communicate with friends happily at the same time. During seminars, a student can receive a phone call, chat with friends and eat some snacks while listening to the guest speaker. Professors insist that students should concentrate and avoid distractions during seminars (Spruijt et al. 22). However such actions will maximize efficiency and productivity, giving students time to direct their energy in other duties that are more important to them, like playing a video game or hanging out with friends. It is usually simple. Prioritize on entertaining yourself, then work later because having fun will relieve the stress and anxiety over the duties students will have to execute in the future.
After all the games, entertainments and fun, some thoughts will strike your mind. You have to accomplish the project and hand it over to the professor before the deadline, or you risk failing and being kicked out of campus. Such a state of mind will give you more focus as the deadline escalates. You will, therefore, maximize your productivity and efficiency because you have to work hard to finish. So here it is. The above are some pieces of wisdom I gathered from my seniors in the university. As a student, follow the above advice, and it will be late before you realize the number of efforts you should instill in your studies to be the best.