First of all, a topper is just a normal student who has mastered each and every skill by practicing it regularly. Normal students’ study for 6 to 7 hours without taking breaks continuously, but a ‘topper’ studies for 8 to 9 hours by taking intervals for 5 to 10 minutes break, which entirely help them to boost up their energy and keep calm. So, in this blog I am going to give you three things which will make your life easier. These are suggested by top personalities like Warren Buffett or Leonardo Da Vinci and practiced by toppers of the best universities of the world:
- Top five skills to beat a topper
- 5 Habits for adopting to become a topper
- 1 Surprising tip at the end
Top five skills to beat a topper
1. Graphical thinking
Graphical thinking is a little modified version of analytical thinking it has two parts the first is “BREAK AN ACTIVITIES INTO A STRUCTURED FORMAT, like tables, grids or charts”. Second is “WORKING ON ONLY ONE ACTIVITY OR AT A TIME”.
Toppers break down difficult tasks or assignments in small salami size pieces for example you can divide your assignment into four parts:
- Collecting information and filtering it.
- Giving a basic structure like indexing, headings, sub-headings, front, and last page.
- Decide on the presentation, style and start writing with your own ideas.
- Finally write the summary review and conclusions, and give it a final touch.
2. Self – Discipline
Being self-disciplined never needs to be smarter than others. It means to be able to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses. It is never hard to become self-disciplined but people always fail because they want everything to happen today like ‘abracadabra!’. No never think that work would be done right now but it can be done fast if we will develop it. When you adopt a thing and practice it regularly every day, it will definitely give you a better and better result each and every day. To change your routine, never-ever try to do everything tomorrow, start with one thing at a time. Do develop many good habits in you but one activity at one time. Like, on the first day try to wake up early and do some exercise. Now continue this for one week or two weeks, you will definitely be comfortable with it. To become successful we don’t have any elevator we definitely have to climb stairs for it.
3. Learn from your own mistakes
If a student is a topper it never means that they will not make mistakes, definitely they are also humans they will make mistakes, but the difference is that they learn from their mistakes. Like if they answer a question wrong they will correct it and learn that so that they never answer it wrong once again. So, we should learn from our mistakes, if we get less marks in our test we should not make it a sad memory but we should make it a life-long learning. By this trick you will adapt a new habit to not make mistakes often and you will have that much power that if you do make a mistake you should correct it and learn from it.
4. Say no to the last moment learning at the time of exams
Most students learn at the time of exams, but this is absolutely wrong. Students should revise a chapter immediately after the chapter is finished because studying at the time of exams will not give you knowledge, it will just give you the burden that “I have to complete these many chapters today because tomorrow is my test”. You should just learn a chapter after it is completed in the class so that, at the time of exams you just have to read the notes you have noted in your notebook.
5. Understand more and Cram less
This phrase means that we should not cram at the time of exams, we should understand it more precisely. As per the scientists cramming just lasts for one or two days but understanding lasts forever. So if we will cram we will just be able to fill our question paper on the exam day and if we will understand then it will just stick to your mind forever like a bookmark. In short, cramming is a sticky-note which can lose its stick-ness just in some time but understanding is a bookmark which will last forever because it doesn’t have stick-ness.
5 Habit for adopting to become a topper
- Clear your doubts by time
- You should have a smart reading material
- A time management to complete each and every thing with a proper schedule
- Believe in yourself
- Attend each and every class
“ALWAYS STAY POSITIVE”
This is one thing that has to be taken care of. May we be a student or an adult we should always think positive.
Never try to over-think, because overthinking leads to overwhelming. Overwhelming will give you negative thoughts.
I think to become a topper we should just follow 1 proper build schedule. We should concentrate on one thing at a time. We should not take study as a burden, we should take it lightly. We should do like the whole year we don’t study and then at the time of exams, we just run towards our books.