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A Guide on Surviving School

Mississauga, ON


We often tend to avoid doing huge tasks because of their magnitude. As a result, we give in to procrastination and leave them for later, closing in on the due date. While some might find themselves working effectively under pressure, procrastination poses a danger to academic performance in general. According to a study published in PLOS One, procrastination can lead to higher levels of anxiety, stress, and depression. Rushing to get the work done at the last minute will inevitably lead to mistakes or less thorough work too, especially if the work is important and requires more focus and refinement.

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Enhanced productivity

This brings us to the importance of dividing up work and establishing a schedule. By breaking work down into smaller chunks and working through them gradually, you will focus more and find yourself working more efficiently. This also gives you time at the end to review and improve your work at the end if necessary.

At the same time, a distraction at hand can cause you to abandon your work. For example, you get a notification, and you cannot help but check who it is and what it is. It is therefore highly recommended to turn off your phone when you are busy. To maximize focus and productivity, you need to work in an environment where distractions are limited. By first identifying all the things you think are problematic in your work routine, you can eliminate them and create a space with fewer distractions.

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Reaching out
Active participation

Although participating scares off most students, we cannot deny the many benefits it brings us. Active participation provides enough benefit to critical and creative thinking skills. In a way, it challenges students' brains and allows them to design new ideas. This degree of reflection is favorable to their overall academic performance. Students who actively participate show a commitment to their material; it is a great learning tool as it keeps them engaged and also helps them remember lessons.

However, the student-teacher relationship is a key determinant of voluntary participation. There is evidence that students who have a good relationship with the teacher are more likely to participate in class. A patient teacher who listens and tries to understand also promotes consistency and participation in the classroom. It is therefore important to aim to establish a positive relationship with the teacher by constantly communicating with them. It can improve your learning experience and clear up misunderstandings!

Mental AND PHYSICAL Health

While all of this is essential, mental and physical health are other aspects that should not be overlooked. Work is important, but too much work can hinder mental or physical well-being. Do not overdo it or push yourself too hard, such as with extracurricular activities, or you might just explode. There are many ways to maintain a healthy balance between school life. Find time to take care of yourself, rest or go for a walk. This helps to refresh the mind and restore concentration. You will also find yourself less tense and more relaxed!

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