Iman Muaed Sdeq
Starting an educational year in the times of COVID-19 is new to all of us and it requires immediate actions and careful planning. The most important thing to consider is to plan how to spend and manage your studies in the New Year under different conditions we have now. As a student every year I put some goals and aims to achieve during study process like all students .So in (2020-_2021) year we all have to be more careful about what and how we study to be successful. As a student I want to share tips I found useful myself and would like to recommend all students to use:
1- Set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound): that you can achieve Do not hesitate to ask for help from those who are experts.
2-Focus on learning, not just grades. For the students it’s very natural to worry about getting full marks, but most important is what you learn. The knowledge you get from university is what is going to prepare you for your professional career.
3-Create a good balance between education and your personal life. Studying at a university requires a lot of time and efforts. This year it is even more complicated, because we deal with blended education, which is new to all of us. Schedule your time for your studying but do not forget to devote some time for your social life, your family, friends, and other responsibilities.
4-Health and staying safe. During the blended education many students struggle with the busy schedule, so having enough sleep and healthy food has become an issue. So, it is very important to pay attention to your nutrition and quality rest because it affects your health and mind, consequently your success in education. Furthermore, during covid_19 taking care about social distance and wearing mask helps us to stay safe, so don’t forget it!
Finally, we know the beginning of a new academic year can be hard and sometimes you can fall down, but remember it is also a chance to make a fresh start. Finish the year successful before going out the door and running into the arms of your holidays, be sure to ‘close’ the semester successfully. Be confident about your ability and trust yourself.