A popular saying goes that student life is the golden period of a person’s life. When a person is in his student days, his only aim in life would be to achieve his goal of performing well in his studies. No monetary responsibilities would be bestowed upon a student in his golden days of life.
A student uses should utilize their time judiciously to learn maximum skills and utilize them later in their professional life. A person spends his student life right from when his preschool days till he pursues his higher education or till wherever he wishes to continue his education.
Once he enters his profession after completing his studies, life takes a totally different turn, as he now has to apply whatever he learnt from his education.
Progressing through the ladder of his profession by applying the skills learnt as part of his student life gives him confidence and ability to achieve big dreams in his life.
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So let us now look at certain qualities that make a student life fulfilling and enriching. The most important qualities of a student are duty, discipline and dedication towards his studies. Respect for one’s teachers who impart him knowledge and make him future ready is another big factor in a person’s success as a student.
Effective utilization of time and resources to learn maximum things during a student’s golden days is another important attribute of being a student. Reading books, both academic as well as other resources to improve one’s knowledge makes a student bright and gain maximum exposure to the world.
With the help of technology, students of these days have early access to technology related schools and they enable smart learning at a very young age.
Technology aided teaching in schools is supported at almost every educational institution and that brings every information possible to the student’s doorstep without having to look at different places for the required resources.
Qualities of an Ideal Student
A student has to be disciplined in his approach and towards his studies. Students should have a definite goal ahead of them, and once they fix a goal for themselves, they should work in the direction of fulfilling it. They should draw steps to help them enable reach that goal.
If a student plans to study up for his forthcoming exams, he should be practical enough to know how to finish studying for his exams. For the preparation, he must first of all prepare a working time table that contains modules he can study and finish as per the schedule drawn. When he completes everyday tasks in this way, he can definitely succeed in his exams.
Procrastination is the biggest enemy of a student. Students should make sure to complete the day’s tasks on the same day itself. Expressing laziness over completing a task and postponing them to some other time in the future causes delay in completing tasks.
When this becomes a habit, tasks start piling one upon the other and the student loses track of completing them and definitely gets worried.
Focus and concentration are traits the student has to develop right from the beginning. When a student is solving a math problem for example, his mind should be focusing on the relevant theorems that help solve them. Looking for a definite way to solve problems comes with practice and that requires a lot of patience.
They say, practice makes a man perfect. This is especially true for students as they have to keep practicing what they have been taught in schools and colleges and learn from their mistakes. Earlier, schools used to be functional models preparing students for the rote learning methods.
Students used to simply repeat everything and keep them in their mind as is. The by-hearing technique that is quite common among students does not let them go far away in learning up things. Understanding a concept and applying the same practically when solving problems is the best way out.
Golden Period of One’s Life
People wish later in their lives, that they should have remained students for a longer period of time. The reason is, during the student life, they are rid off any major family responsibilities and that exactly lets them focus on what they want.
Right from giving them enough time for themselves to learn, grow and enrich one’s knowledge, the student phase allows a person to gain maximum exposure to his areas of interests. It is during this phase that a person can concentrate on his studies on one end and also learn up other skills and put efforts in other areas of interest on the other end.
These days we can see students juggling with their studies and learning other art systems like may be music/ dance/ instrumental practices etc. Students make friends during their student life and they continue throughout their lifetime adding value to relationships.
The bonding created with friends fosters a long time relationship and creates joy and a support system for the student.
Students are also encouraged to actively participate in sports during this phase of their life. Sports brings in discipline in a person, he learns to lead life with active thinking and makes him committed towards his goals. Commitment and working hard to achieve one’s goals makes a person strong from within and he strives hard every single day to achieve his dreams.
Apart from studies, schools encourage students to take part in co-curricular activities like literary competitions, recitations, science club experiments and projects etc.
Students are taken on field trips to gain practical exposure of the things they have learnt within their classrooms, it allows them to feel and sense things outside their classrooms by actually knowing how they look or how they work.
Students get maximum time and resources to learn during their student life and it is up to the students to value them and make maximum utilization of them.
Influence of Technology On Students
Today students don’t have to sit hours together in the library to look out for the resources they needed. It is very much available with the click of a button. Yes, that’s very much made possible by technology enabled learning.
As science and technology improves, the life of a student becomes even more advanced. Students today are abreast with the latest happenings in technology.
They know everything that’s on social media, they have better access to resources at a faster pace and they connect with friends and the society in a better way compared to previous generations.
But the current breed of students should also be conscious to access only that content that is relevant to them and helps them in their knowledge building process.
Technology can be both used and misused and students get distracted in a number of ways when they get addicted to too much of smart living.
Getting addicted to television shows is another major distraction for students apart from being present on social media at all times. They take away the concentration required to excel in their studies and make the mind wander unnecessarily at other places and create a huge wastage of time.
Time being the most precious asset in a student’s life has to be put into correct use and a person who uses his time effectively achieves his goals faster than the others. Students are talented and they bring out the best in them during school functions and academic exhibitions.
Scientific induced learning should be enabled to help students get into the habit of seeing a scientific reason behind everything that takes place around us. Students are very inquisitive and they should develop the habit of questioning things.
Interaction in class with the teachers is key to better learning and a one-way teaching system only enforces facts on the students, taking away the reasoning mind from them. Students should set definitive goals for their future and decide on the career path of their choice.
They should explore all possibilities to decide on their specific area of interest before choosing courses at university level. The job they take up in the future entirely depends on the courses they pursue and hence a deeper understanding of the same is very essential.
Skills one must learn to improve one’s area of interest should be pursued and self-interest to be taken to research more on those areas.
It’s wise to choose a career that fits one’s area of interest and goes well with his/her aptitude rather than choosing a popular career choice that only seems lucrative from the outside but has little to offer personally to the student in his growth.