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5 Essential Tips to Become A Successful High School Student

Author: Abhinav Bhutada
by Abhinav Bhutada
Posted: Jan 27, 2019
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Academic excellence does not refer to a high score in the exam. Marks are not the benchmark of success for a high school student. In addition to gaining academic knowledge, several learning opportunities should be explored and owned by the individual student. It is helpful for a future career also.

Let us understand the essentials to become a successful high school student.

It is necessary to develop essential skills for studies that would help in high school, college, and beyond. It is a life lesson and not confined to academics. A successful high school student has to move forward by exploring the learning opportunities and prepare themselves for future studies, career, and life.

Let us learn the essential tips to become a successful high school student:Setting up a goal and working for it:

Being in high school, it is time that you work for goals. Visualizing yourself standing at the top of a ladder and simultaneously working cautiously in each rung of the ladder you step is crucial. That means you should be aware of the path you are treading and the destination you have to reach.

In brief, have a long-term goal, slice it off as short-term goals and work sincerely to achieve it. Daydreaming is not your cup of tea. Realizing the next task is the go.

For instance, if you aspire to become a doctor, then that is the top of your ladder. And, completing your board exam, intermediate exam, competitive exam, the medical course will be the rungs of the ladder.

Balancing the time against tasks:

If you can learn to manage the time in the early school career against coursework and other tasks, it would be the best learning you carry for the future. Develop a time-table all by yourselves to allocate time for whatever you do in a whole day such as studies and other related tasks.

And, while setting the target against time, be realistic so that you don’t get stuck in the middle or fail to achieve. This helps you to stick to schedules and conduct multitasking within the 24 hours of a day.

And, mention not to say, you stay organized throughout by understanding to-do-lists, knowing the priorities, and how to implement the planner successfully.

Active participation inside and outside the classroom:

Some students solely work for marks, nothing else and nothing beyond it. Do not be the next. It is necessary to actively participate with fellow students in all activities and build your interpersonal skills, which is very important.

Learn more by actively engaging in co-curricular activities, question and answer sessions, discuss with teachers, interact with friends, participate in interschool activities, and, so forth.

Gracefully say ‘No’:

Some students tend to extend activities beyond the capability or time. Do not over commit yourselves. Its appreciated that you actively involved in social activities, cultural activity, leadership, learning music, sports, and all that comes to your mind.

Just think a second, can you accomplish all these in a given time successfully?

In that case, learn to say ‘No’ gracefully. Saying no should not make you feel inferior or think incapable. Its just prioritizing things and handling them appropriately. Let people know that you appreciate opportunities, is open for learning and has set goals.

Grab the opportunity to bring out and hone your leadership skills:

It is appreciated that if you can grab the opportunity to bring out the leadership skills in you. A leadership role shows your dedication, commitment, and skill in the field. It is recommended that you take any one skill in which you are more interested and advance the skills leading to lead role shortly.

It also helps you to bring out the strength and develop independence. Connect with the mentors and get the extra lift and explore the opportunities further. Moreover, it builds positivity and lowers the negativity.


All these points play an active role in shaping your personality and career in the future. Do not procrastinate, have a broader perspective of academics and groom your personality in the right and fruitful direction.

Do you have any additional points to think over?

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Director & Ceo @ Abhinav IT Solutions Pvt Ltd | Founder @ Voyalab | Technical Enthusiast | Entrepreneur

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