We’ve discussed the importance of creating a study schedule for success a great deal on eBoard. From setting priorities to establishing a routine review, we’ve highlighted the need to plan to succeed by properly planning time.
How do we bring all of this together? What does that look like in practice? After you have completed your self-evaluation, it’s time to get calendar smart! Here are some quick tips for planning a study schedule for success.
As job-seekers begin their search, one crucial step is to prepare for interviews with a potential employer. Many often wonder what they will say or how they will verbally respond to possible questions or hypothetical situations. This is a valuable exercise. But few stop to consider the importance of their body language in an interview situation.
Excitement, nerves, fear, doubt, and curiosity are normal human responses to stressful or unknown situations. Even in silence, people communicate a range of emotions without saying a word. The following are key considerations to make when fully prepping for what is said in a job interview.
Once a student commits to take on the GED, HiSET or TASC, study comes with the territory. Motivated students quickly jump into subject lessons, reading passages, and review materials. There is one tool however, that often gets overlooked: practice tests!
When it comes to work ethic, you may have heard the phrase, “get your hands dirty.” In short, it means putting your best effort forward despite any temporary pain or discomfort it might cause.
Are you willing to work hard to get the job done?
This type of diligent work ethic is required when it comes to studying for and passing your high school equivalency exam, but it’s also an in-demand job skill. Employers want employees who will work with perseverance in their daily responsibilities. Hard workers stand out among other candidates and are highly valued for the effort they are willing to put into their duties.
“I love the live coaching sessions! I’ve gotten so much from them. I would study later that day and put something I’d learned to use right away!”
– L.B., HiSET Academy Student
When the idea of live coaching first came up, THIS was the driving force: Essential Education’s desire to equip students with the practical tools they need to succeed. Hearing that this effort is accomplishing that goal is the highest praise!
The phrase, “presenting your best self,” is tricky, because for some it makes them feel as if they are being asked to be “fake” or pretend to be something they are not. This is not the case! Showing someone your “best self” is nothing more than highlighting what makes you special and demonstrating the unique skills you have to offer. This is essential in interviewing for a new job and making a good first impression.
As each of us tries to create anew normal amid our current circumstances, taking an intentional look at our weekly schedules becomes a key part of personal and academic growth. One helpful tool is to set aside a day each week to review your routine.
In order to get into a study groove that works for you, it is essential to know your priorities. The problem is, many of us live such fast-paced lives that we rarely stop to reflect on how we’re really using our time. We may say we have our priorities in check, not realizing that we are actually running off course. How are you spending your time? Are you focusing on the “big things,” or are distractions and temptations pulling you away from your goals?
You don’t need to know everything about science to pass the science portion of the GED, HiSET, or TASC. But having a general understanding of scientific words and processes can go a long way in building the background information and confidence you need to take on the test.
Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s like running into a brick wall? People tend to use this phrase when they face what seems to be an impossible obstacle or circumstance. Students sometimes make this statement when they are frustrated with their study efforts. When a student studies diligently and doesn’t make the progress they were hoping for, it makes them question their abilities. When they jump back in, study harder, and still don’t see a change, they feel as if they have “hit a wall.”