AP English Lit. – Period 8
The Successful Student
Some people never learn effective study habits in high school. Thus, they may struggle through college and the rest of their life. A student should figure out how he studies the best; many people cannot create a quality essay at four in the morning with the music playing and the television on. Although poor study habits may cause the student to struggle, which results in unhappiness, he can become connected by joining clubs, music groups, or sports that will help a person make more friends while balancing his life, thus making him a happier student. So, students should get involved! School does not have to be just about schoolwork. One should find an activity that his school offers, and he should join if his schedule allows. Yet, some people have a harder time adjusting to school than other people and may feel that success is impossible. However, a student can be successful in many ways, such as by keeping good attendance, keeping an assignment notebook, and managing his time.
For a student to be successful, he must begin by getting to class on time. To do this, he should make next morning preparations on the night before, such as ironing his uniform on the night before class; this will save him at least five to ten minutes in the morning, and he may use that time to read the newspaper or take out the garbage. He also should put gasoline in his vehicle after he runs his final errand for the day; this
simple task will prevent him from having to wait for an available pump at the gas station in the morning when other people have decided to wait until the last minute to buy gas for their vehicles in their rush to work or school. Next, one should purchase an alarm clock and batteries if he does not already own one. After completing the buying process, he must set this clock for enough time to get ready, get to school, and leave some extra time. He should set his...