Guarantee To Success for CBSE Students !

Never do today what you can put off for tomorrow. Better yet, never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid altogether!

This is exactly how procrastinators think. They put off work until the deadline creeps up on them and panic strikes. And with panic comes depression. Then they start avoiding reality. So the best bet is to tackle procrastination at the earliest. Here is how:
1. Break large projects into smaller tasks: If you've ever been shopping in a large mall with stores far apart from each other, you'll find you've walked quite a long distance in totality although you didn't realise it at the time. When you keep stopping at stores, your long walk is broken up into chunks and doesn't seem that much. This psychological trick can help us beat procrastination. Break large projects up into smaller tasks. For example, doing your science project can be broken up into: decide on a topic, pick up the necessary equipment, organize your thoughts, start execution, provide finishing touches. It won't seem nearly so burdensome if you take it one step at a time. 2. Get organized: Make lists, put reminders and get yourself an organizer. Do whatever works for you. But just keep it simple or you will even avoid following the planned plot. 3. Get your priorities clear: You can prioritise by deadline or by importance. For example, doing your English homework due for submission the next day is more important than practicing your guitar! 4.

Slot reward time: As you go through your chores, other interesting activities may entice you. You will be able to concentrate again only if you know that you will be indulging in them soon. Promise yourself that you will accomplish your goals today because tomorrow you can reward yourself by reading that novel and watching Jodha Akbar too!

5. Use a calendar: Get a calendar and write tasks that need to be accomplished on specific dates along with their deadlines for completion. Stick to these deadlines.

The idea is to get all you want done well in time. In a bid to achieve this, if you have to change your expectations a little, so be it. But don't procrastinate.

Campus placement interviews are the key to getting your career started on the right foot. The secret lies in giving out the right vibes and saying the right things at the right time.

Display a learner's attitude: The 'I know it all' attitude is not going to impress any employer. Considering campus interviewees are freshers, employers will be more impressed by hearing something like, "I know the basics and I am willing to learn the rest". Show that you will mould yourself to their company and not vice versa.

Don't be full of yourself: Arrogance and narcissism have no place in a campus placement interview. Do not brag about your qualities but rather subtly display them before the placement jury in the way you respond to their queries.

Do your homework: Knowing about the company's history and key achievements shows your interviewer just how much effort you are willing to put in. Read up about your prospective employer/s on their website and keep yourself updated on any new developments there.

Be articulate and confident: Speaking too much won't make a good impression, but neither will not speaking enough. The trick lies in answering the questions articulately, clearly, providing only as much information as needed, with oodles of confidence.

Dress appropriately: Whimsical fashion statements have no place at a corporate interview while you may be more creative in your attire (though still on the conservative side) if applying for a job in a creative field. Girls must absolutely stay away from skimpy clothes. Keep the overall look elegant and dripping of professionalism.

Getting back to school after the long, lazy summer vacations can be a real pain. Especially since the monsoons are on and traveling to school is a wet and irritating process! Many students find it tough to get back into the school groove after the break.

First of all, don’t expect too much of yourself. You will certainly find it hard to focus on studies from the very first day, and forcing yourself to do so will only make it harder to overcome the shift in lifestyle. Give yourself time to ease into the process and it should be easier for you.

After a while, your teachers and parents will surely expect you to start getting serious about exams and studies. You will need to do this, so do start the process early. Instead of waiting until the week before exams to study, and letting the transition drag on, start getting serious about school work after the first two weeks or so. Begin with becoming regular with your homework. Once you get used to doing a little work everyday, start studying for your exams. Remember, exams always come sooner than you think!

Finally, at some point, leave yourself no choices. Simply do not indulge yourself and let yourself laze around or daydream about your vacations when in class. Force yourself to cut down on recreation time and focus on work, so that you aren’t under excessive pressure when exams come around.

Planning and a little self discipline will help you be a Grade A student!

The maintenance of your notebooks and presentation of your notes plays as important a role as their contents in impressing instructors. Teachers often have to check notebooks hundreds of notebooks every day, and so standing out through presentation becomes extremely important. Here are five tips that are sure to help you master the much-desired art of impeccable maintenance and presentation:

1. Cover your notebooks with brown paper and plastic sheets

Notebooks are an invaluable record of successful strategies and reflective summaries. Hence, it becomes important to preserve them. Cover them to maintain them in a premium state. If you can laminate your notebooks then nothing like it. Laminating over the brown paper helps in making the notebooks waterproof.

2. Always keep your notes complete
If you miss a class, ensure that you take notes from a batch mate at the earliest. Maintaining continuity of your notes is essential. Incomplete notes will bother you when you study for the exams and will also irritate your instructor.

3. Use a good pen
A ballpoint pen or a thin, smooth nib fountain or a pilot pen is preferable. A good pen ensures that your writing is uniform, continuous and flawless. Be careful not to let the ink blot in case of fountain pens.

4. Avoid scribbling and over writing
Scribbling, cutting and then writing and over writing – all these make notebooks look untidy and unimpressive. The first rule for impressive and well-maintained notebooks is to be extremely careful while writing so that you don’t have to scribble, cut and overwrite. If you have by chance written something wrong and you have to scratch it out, just strike the unwanted words with a single stroke and move on.

5. Underline and highlight essential matter
No teacher/instructor these days has the time to read through your entire mass of notes. If you underline the important points and highlight the summary, they are bound to take notice and get impressed. Also, this format is helpful during exams as it accelerates revision. Ensure that these underlined points are apt and correct and that the highlighted matter is well written.

A well-maintained notebook is a key to success so you should treat its maintenance as your priority. This will be your first step to academic success. All the best!

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