As soon as students get in class 11, most of them are made to pick a coaching institute for the preparation of various engineering entrance exams. Sometimes the students are under a lot of pressure from their parents. So, they might have to join these institutes unwillingly. If that isn’t quite enough, they also join separate classes for 12th board along with their engineering coaching. Not to forget, they also get loads of assignments from school with strict deadlines. Now, if we examine this scenario, doesn’t it occupy most of the time of students? The result is that their self-study suffers a great deal. Keeping this in mind, let us take a look as to how one can effectively manage self-study and Engineering coaching classes.
- Choosing a coaching institute
Choose an institute closer to your home so that you don’t waste much time on the road. Moreover, travel exhausts you more than the actual studying. So make sure that your coaching institute is within a walking distance or maximum 5-10 minutes via vehicle. Also, take a look at the institute’s timetable before joining. If the classes are for long hours daily then better find some other option. Prefer short durations like alternate days or weekly lectures over daily long sessions.
2 Planning your studies
“We don’t plan to fail, but we often fail to plan.” If you are struggling with school assignments and coaching worksheets, you need to plan your study hours well in advance. If you don’t, you will end up all puzzled as your exams start to near.
3 No Procrastination
The key to a good management is completing the task at hand as soon as possible. Procrastination takes away your peace of mind. It also reduces our efficiency at the last moment. We are in so much hurry to finish the task given to us that the quality of work declines if sufficient time and attention are not given to it.
4 Sticking to a schedule
All the planning and deciding in advance won’t help you if you don’t actually implement it. When you make a schedule for your studies, stick to it. Put aside all the distractions and focus your mind only on studies for a particular duration of time.
5 A good night’s sleep
Last, but not the least, a good night’s sleep plays a bigger role than any of the above-mentioned points. If you don’t sleep well at night, you are going to feel lethargic all day which, in turn, will affect your work and health in a negative manner. So, make sure you don’t compromise with your sleeping patterns. Instead of pulling all-nighters and becoming a caffeine addict, plan your day accordingly.
The importance of self- study in student life is immense and can’t be denied. It strengthens the concepts that are already taught to you. Multitasking isn’t an impossible task if proper balance is maintained. If you really want to succeed in life, self-study along with some guidance is the way to go.