After the vacation most schools have already opened. But most schools in North India will open in July. Some of you may find it difficult to start the daily routine of going to schools on time and studying systematically after your leisurely holidays. Every academic year starts as a new beginning for all students. You are now in a new class with lot of new friends. You now have different teachers and different class rooms. This is the best time to start everything in a new way.
The best way to learn well is to attend the class regularly. If you are able to listen carefully to the teacher in the class, then half of your learning is over. Listening to the teacher with 100% concentration is important. Don’t allow your mind to get distracted. Even some good students score low marks or grades because they are not properly listening to teacher due to disturbances of mischievous students. So it is important to choose your friends. If your friends are also good students, then you have a better chance of not wasting time for distractions. If a lesson is difficult to understand, then you must ask your teacher to help you during the time of clearing doubts. Make sure that you have clearly understood the lessons, the ideas and concepts of the subject.
Another important factor in studying well is reading and studying your lessons daily. You have to read the language and science lessons at least once when you come home from school. If a passage is difficult to understand then read it again and again until you are very clear about it. But if you are still finding it difficult to grasp, then ask your father or mother to help you. If they are also not able to help you, then you have to ask your teacher the next day for clearing your doubts.
Doing your home-works regularly is also very important. Never wait for the last moment to do your home-works, whether it be assignments, presentations or math problems. When you do the home-works on the same day, you would be clear about the topic or the problem and the whole lesson would be still fresh in your mind. So, after completing the home-works you would be more thorough with the subject. The most important thing about mathematics is that the more you solve the problems the more you will be thorough with it. So never neglect your home-works. Even if you don’t have the particular subject the next day, it is better to complete the home-works of that subject.
Praying daily before studying is a good habit. Pray to God for wisdom and good understanding and grasping powers. The Bible says that “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5). So, when you have good wisdom and a good intellect you can learn well. You have to keep away from whatever distractions you have at home, like TV, video games, etc. Playing outside for one hour or a limited time daily is good for your physical, mental and social growth. Moreover, physical activity is essential for a healthy body.
In this new academic year, let us make a decision to learn our lessons daily in a systematic manner. Also keep on praying for God’s help and blessings in your studies in particular and in your life in general. Then you will never think that studies are a burden. You will enjoy learning when you thoroughly understand the ideas and concepts of science and languages. Pray to God to help you love all the subjects that you are learning. Then it will not be difficult to learn them thoroughly. Prayer: “Dear Lord, help me to love my subjects and learn the lessons daily. Also help me to complete my assignments and home-works on time. Thanks. Amen.” May God bless you!