According to Miss Esther Adu, a first class graduate from Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. For most people, University is a life away from home and may be considered a time to ‘explore’.
The truth is you can explore, have a business, have a social life and still make a first class result.
HOW? THE 7 KEY POINTS:
1) MAKE UP YOUR MIND
You have to make a choice to have an excellent result from the first day you set your foot in school. You have to visualize yourself graduating with that degree. This is because you will meet different people including those who do not care about the grade they make. You are from a different home, so you have to live and think differently.
Choose your reading time and one very convenient for you. You’ve heard people say “Read as if it all depends on those books and pray as if it all depends on God”. That’s a smart ideology that will keep you far in pace in class. So work for what you want and back it up with prayers. Though some score sheet may not be as good as you intended, put more effort and never get tired of doing more. God who sees your effort will help you.
3) MAKE AN EFFORT TO BE RECOGNISED BY YOUR LECTURERS
If it means reading before that class, do it just to answer one relevant question. You do not have to always do this, so as to keep other students from despising you (it’s a student thing). Answering questions a lecturer never expected anyone to know, gives you this
recognition by him/her and there is a favor that just dwells on you when your script is marked. Also your name sticks in the heart of that lecturer.
4) BE OPEN
Be the type to teach others. Make your course mates say ‘she is so smart and yet not proud’. The truth is doing tutorials keep your brain overly active always. Your course mates may think they are really gaining from learning from you but you on the other hand gain more as you never tend to forget what you teach.
5) DON’T BE A BORING PERSON
There is a social activity, go but you don’t have to go all the time. There is a football game, go, participate. Make friends and enjoy your stay in University. Just do a little of everything and smartly.
6) CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS
Talk to everyone but be wise and work with those with relevant and similar vision as you.
7) BE BOOK AND BUSINESS SMART
Don’t be just a guru in academics. You need a business life and let’s call it a ‘back up plan’. Something that fetches you money. University life isn’t so sweet if you are always broke. For example, you can save up to get a printer since students need to print, you can learn to make some things students love to buy. My dear, just THINK. Don’t just go to school and leave financially empty.
Also, this way of life will give you an insight on what to do after school even when you are yet to get a sweet well-payed job.
Getting a First class result is all about you doing the needful. It’s easy, don’t just make it a choice, make it mandatory. Never let anyone make you feel what you graduate with does not matter, it does.