Competitions are very vital for overall growth of
students. They bring the best out of the students and push them to perform to
the best of their capabilities. But in the current scenario, seeing the cruel
competition students go through, they seem to be a burden. At present,
competition in schools has reached unprecedented levels. Students in this
scenario seem to carry a lot of pressure on their shoulders, to excel,
especially in academics.
Through this article I will give you some effective
study tips that will help you excel in academics and beat your peers. Below are
a few key points:
1. Learn in multiple ways:
Don’t learn just from a single source, learn in
multiple ways. Besides books, also learn from online courses, audio files, etc.
Although books have their own significance and they can never be replaced, the
immense power of other modes of learning must also be acknowledged. Animated
online courses have emerged out to be very efficient tools of learning. The
animation draws a distinct picture or the concept in the mind of the students
and hence helps them retain maximum of what they learn. Similarly audio files
helps pulls together your concentration and help you learn even on the move.
2. Learn through jingles and
Although using jingles and mnemonics for learning
sounds quite childish, yet it is considered as one of the most effective
techniques of learning, especially when one gets stuck with something. Long
lists, unrelated words, awkward names, etc. are easy to learn with the help of
jingles and mnemonics. Otherwise, someone often tends to forget information
like that or disrupt the chronology.
3. Teach others:
Teaching others what you have learned is a good method
of revision. Students often fail to revise honestly. They peek into books
occasionally while …
With younger workers entering the workforce every
year, and each of them with increasing well-glazed qualifications, many old-timers
in the workforce are feeling the pressure of losing their jobs. Most people
believe that to compete with fresh faces, further education or retraining is a
sure-fire to keep them relevant.
After all, you have more experience than recent
graduates, and now, you have degrees like they do. Plus, if you always show up
on time and have good relationships with coworkers, there is no way you will be
out of class by some beginners. Or, at least, that’s what most of us like to
But if you look at the details of why older people are
losing their jobs, you would see why getting an extra degree may be all just
about giving yourself a false sense of security. People need to feel that they
are in control of their lives, or at least, they need to feel that they are putting
in an effort to change their fates. The truth, however, couldn’t be further
from what they think.
First like talk about staying relevant. Unless you are
in an industry that is facing revolutionary changes in technology, such as in
the 80s when computers began to replace most of the paperwork processes in the
economy; You can’t be irrelevant in your work when you actually do it every day
An engineer who works every day, but without the last
degree from college; less relevant than recent graduates? If you are the boss,
will you really rely on new graduates? Of course, a company needs to constantly
bring young blood, but the new man will need training from the old man, that’s
for sure. Whatever it is, a financial diploma or MBA will not make engineers
You know you have
the passion and creativity to achieve success in the interior design business.
But you are wondering where and how to start. You ask yourself whether you need
a formal certificate or degree to start practicing interior design. Of course a
degree can really help you in finding your dream job if you are considering
working for people. However, if you live in the US or Europe right now; people
will tell you that they are having tough time finding employment; some were
even unemployed for years! The point is there are many people out there in the
market looking for the same thing as you. So if you have decided to get a
formal education, then go as high as you can afford, you need to get a Bachelor
Degree at the very least considering the competition you are up against; don’t
just settle for a Diploma or Certificate.
What if you don’t
have the money and you don’t wish to apply for a student loan to further your
study. Can you still make your dream comes through as an Interior Designer one
day? The answer is YES! It is not always necessary to register to a
professional body in order to practice interior design. You can always partner
with a contractor to carry out renovation projects. In fact, this is the best
way to give you higher profit margin. When a client ask you for interior design
service, you will come out with the design sketches and ask a contractor to
give you a rough estimation of the construction cost for the design. You then
mark up the cost (depending on how much profit you wish to make from this
project) and present it to the client. Most clients would want to have this
Start saving a percentage of your earnings. Get into the habit of always putting aside ten percent of your earnings before you do anything.
Sit down and work out a budget. Work out what you need to spend. Pay all the vital expenses first. Once your living expenses are covered, the rest is yours to spend. If you are wise, you may choose to save some of this money, or invest it in your education.
3. Invest your savings.
Money must work for you. It is no good accumulating a fortune if you hide it under your mattress. Your money needs to work for you.
4. Get expert advice on investment.
Make sure you get expert advice when investing your money. Do not go for high-risk investments unless the person advising you knows all about the business. A good rule of thumb is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It is better to invest in a sound venture than to risk losing everything.
5. Buy your home.
Your home can be one of the best investments you will ever make. There are many advantages in owning your own home. If you follow expert advice and buy in the right area, at the right time your investment could pay for itself many times over.
6. Insurance and superannuation.
You should protect your investments. Insurance is essential once you begin to have assets. You do not want to risks everything for the sake of a few dollars. Get expert advice on the types of insurance available and get insurance tailored to your needs. Always make sure your policies are updated every time they come up for renewal. Superannuation is important for your retirement. You do not want to work forever so you …