Ever considered your academic status?
If your studies could speak, what would it say about your work, study ethic, and approach?
When you start each trimester, you’rethrown into the deep end of a three-month commitment with little preparation, and it’s not always love at first sight.
To help you on your way, we (your marriage educational experts) have compiled some ideas on how to keep your study dates fresh, so you feel empowered to swipe right on academic success.
No matter what your current study looks like, there are services available to support you on your academic journey, such as:
With every relationship, your study needs attention, nurturing, and healthy boundaries for you to flourish.
So how do you transform your study relationship from ‘not’ to ‘hot’? We’ve got you covered.
- Communication: Ensure your communication is transparent. Make your notes easy to understand to eliminate guesswork later in the trimester. Leave yourself reminders on relevant and required due dates, and tasks. Stay in touch with Griffith staff – ask questions, stay curious, and seek feedback.
- Acknowledgement & Respect: It is important to acknowledge what you’re doing and why. Intention is hugely important when it comes to goal setting, and measuring your success, so don’t forget to check in with yourself. Respect the time you dedicate study commitments – that stuff is hard work! Make sure you give yourself adequate time for rest to ensure your brain and body can work most productively.
- What Do You Need? Take a moment to reflect on your well-being. What support would you benefit from right now? Ensure you are regularly nourishing and hydrating your body, taking time for rest, and asking for help when you need it.
- Set Healthy Boundaries: Setting boundaries with ourselves, our families, and friends can be difficult, but it is crucial in maintaining positive study relationships. It is important to decide what you are and aren’t willing to compromise on. Here are some examples you could use:
- Decide how much time you are willing to dedicate to socialising per week and communicate this with friends: “I would love to hang out, but I’m only free on Saturday nights.”
- Establish a schedule for your classes and study. Once that time has concluded, be sure to take a break. Implementing this boundary with yourself is key to ensuring you don’t overdo it and burn out. The regular, consistent study is more favourable than isolated study cramming.
What to learn more about unleashing your full academic potential? To check out our one-page practical lesson on productivity via the Learning Hub