How to be a responsible student (with pictures)

How to be a responsible student (with pictures)
How to be a responsible student (with pictures)

Being a student can be difficult. You need to be able to strike the perfect balance between your schoolwork and other responsibilities you have, which may include working or spending time with friends and family. However, with a little practice, you can learn to be a responsible student and develop skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.


Part 1 of 4: Succeed in school

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Step 1. Attend class to learn every day

You should view your role as a student the same way your parents and other adults take their jobs seriously. In many ways, school is a kind of training place for the work ethic and personal responsibilities that you will need to develop in order to be successful in your adult life. You won't last long in a job if you're constantly unprepared or late, or calling all the time to say you're sick. It is therefore important that you start to take school seriously.

  • Be on time for every lesson and always ready. Make sure you have done your homework and required reading. Also check that you have taken everything you will need to properly attend classes for the day.
  • Sit in front and actively participate in the class. Listen carefully, answer questions, and also ask if there is anything about which you are confused or have any doubts.
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Step 2. Take good notes in class

The notes you take will be an essential part of your study sessions later in the semester. Without taking good notes, you could finish your exams badly. Start by revising each evening and go to class having a basic knowledge of the material you will have during the day.

  • Start taking notes for each day on a new page in your notebook and mark the date and the most recent reading assignment. This will allow you to easily review the material when preparing for the exams.
  • Write down everything your teacher writes on the board. These notes are generally very important and quoted verbatim during tests or exams.
  • You should avoid writing down all the words your teacher says. Depending on the course, that might not even be possible. What you need to do instead is note all the main things like names, important dates and events, relevant details, as well as results and consequences.
  • Make the effort to develop an abbreviation system that works for you. Keeping what you write in short form can help you take notes more quickly and efficiently.
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Step 3. Rewrite your notes

You may find it helpful to rewrite the notes later in the day in a separate notebook. Rewriting allows you to process information and helps you have a more organized and structured series of notes.

You might also find inconsistencies and questions in the notes you took during a lesson and when this happens you can of course ask your teacher for clarification the next day

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Step 4. Review your notes and learn your lessons every day

In addition to rephrasing the notes you took in class, it is important to review and put them away as you complete the required readings. Some studies suggest that reviewing grades within 24 hours of class can really help you retain information.

Try to find questions in your notes. Asking yourself questions about the material, rather than just revising or reviewing it, will allow you to retain this information and develop excellent critical thinking skills

Part 2 of 4: be responsible outside of class

Study Step 1

Step 1. Manage your time wisely

Being successful in managing your time will go a long way in helping you become a better student and a more productive worker. Time management skills are very important to employers and teachers, and such skills can help you never miss a deadline or fail when preparing for an exam.

  • Use an agenda or calendar so you can keep track of due dates, appointments, and other obligations.
  • Avoid procrastinating. It doesn't actually save you time and in doing so you will be even more stressed afterwards.
  • Break down your tasks into smaller, more manageable steps or parts. This can make it easier for you to complete a big project.
  • Set a time for the things you need to do, and take them in a logical order. You should also define which tasks or projects have priority, as well as which ones need to be completed before the next one can start.
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Step 2. Study ahead to prepare for exams and tests

Each teacher designs exams in a different way. If your teacher has not specified how he (or she) organizes the exams or tests as well as the lessons that will be taken into account, you will need to ask him / her outside of the class. This will help you prepare better.

  • Start studying early. You need to avoid procrastinating to come after cramming right before an exam or test.
  • Make an effort to understand the material both broadly and precisely. Start with the general concept and work to understand the details pertaining to each topic.
  • Evaluate yourself as you study to determine which aspects of the topic you need to work on more. Use flash cards to review dates, names, and terms, then develop a self-assessment quiz to see if you have a full grasp of the material.
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Step 3. Ask for help if your grades are dropping

Whether you've missed an important lesson or are having difficulty mastering certain concepts, or have to deal with a stressful family emergency, chances are your grades can drop at some point. When this happens, it is important that you seek help immediately. Keep in mind that you don't have to bring yourself to get bad grades if you are proactive and focused on your studies.

  • Keep track of your academic performance in the subject and find out why you are receiving poor grades. Your teacher may not bring up the issue with your grades, unless you bring it up yourself.
  • Arrange a meeting with your teacher as soon as possible. Explain your situation (if you are faced with a compelling problem) and ask your teacher to explain to you the part of the lesson that is problematic for you.
  • Make an effort to work with a tutor if you are really having trouble grasping an important concept. You can find a tutor in your establishment or in your region by searching the internet.
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Step 4. Take responsibility for what you say and what you do

If you're having trouble finishing your assignment, returning a document on time, or getting to work on time, it's nobody's fault, it's yours alone. Taking responsibility for it is an important sign of maturity, because, in part, it can help you stay focused and get on with what needs to be done in the future.

  • List all the sources you use in your homework and homework. Never plagiarize or steal the intellectual or creative property of others.
  • Complete your work on time and take a few extra days to review the final work and make any necessary revisions.
  • Respect the beliefs, ideas and opinions of others, even if you do not share the same views as them.
  • Always behave in a respectful and appropriate manner and never make excuses for your behavior. In fact, you should always take responsibility for the consequences of the good and bad choices you make.
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Step 5. Work part time if you can

Successfully keeping a job while you're still a student can be difficult no matter what level of education you are. It forces you to prioritize and be meticulous about time management. However, it turns out to be a rewarding experience that can teach you a lot about financial responsibilities, while also helping you have a little extra cash to entertain yourself with your friends. Even though realistically you cannot work full time, having a part time job can allow you to learn a lot and prepare you for future responsibilities.

  • Find a job that will suit your school schedule. Not all employers are flexible, so you need to let them know that your training is a priority.
  • Manage your time. Make sure you don't put off your homework or schoolwork, as you might be too exhausted to deal with it right after a long day at work.
  • Try to keep your balance. Make time on weekends or after school on weekdays to be entertained and do things you love. For example, you can spend time with friends.
  • Work out a realistic budget that balances your income and expenses and stick to it.
  • You can find a budget planning guide online or by speaking with a guidance counselor at your institution.

Part 3 of 4: Planning for your future

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Step 1. Choose a career that is both practical and satisfying

When you think about your future after you graduate, you will need to start aiming for a career. One of the main factors you need to consider is whether you would like to have a job on a daily basis and if that job can reasonably support you. Take a look at the different stats on this job, the average base salary, any training and certifications you might need, and whether you will need to relocate to fill this position.

You can find precise information on several different careers by visiting the website of the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee). You can also discuss what you plan to do with professionals active in the field in which you aspire to work

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Step 2. Think carefully before taking out a loan

You can look for student loans if you want to go to university or if you are already attending one. Loans are actually a great way to pay for your education, but they usually come with high interest rates, so you could end up in debt for years to come. Before taking out a loan or renewing an existing one, you should think about the costs in the long run and look for other options that could be financially attractive.

  • The general rule for students is that any loans you have to repay each month should not exceed a certain percentage of your expected gross monthly income.
  • Think about what your career will be like and find out what someone new to the field can reasonably expect to earn in their first year on the job.
  • If you're already in college or planning to go, research what financial aid you won't have to pay back. You can for example seek to benefit from grants, scholarships and to get the work-study jobs that your establishment offers.
  • If you are unable to repay your loan, consider other ways to take out a loan. You can find a second job, try paying off your debts in installments, or ask a trusted friend or relative to lend you money.
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Step 3. Look for internship or networking opportunities

Internships are a great way to learn valuable skills while you are still in class. Internships and networking events can often lead to employment opportunities once you are successful and make contacts in the field of your choice.

  • Some universities offer internships to students. If yours does not, you can find internships in your area by researching the internet or looking in the classifieds section of your local newspaper.
  • Learn about networking activities by joining relevant associations and interacting with active professionals who practice in your chosen field.

Part 4 of 4: have a healthy lifestyle

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Step 1. Eat a balanced and nutritious diet

Eating a balanced diet is essential for building strong bones and muscles, maintaining a healthy weight balance, and having enough energy to get through the day. In fact, a balanced menu should contain equal proportions of fruits, whole grains, vegetables, lean, low-fat protein, or non-fat dairy products. You will also need to make the effort to avoid saturated fatty acids, sugar and sodium.

  • Girls under 13 should aim for around 2,000 calories per day, while boys the same age should aim for almost 2,200 calories.
  • Girls between the ages of 14 and 18 should consume about 2,300 calories per day, while boys the same age should consume about 3,000.
  • Female students 19 and older should consume almost 2,400 calories per day, while their male counterparts are allowed approximately 3,000 calories.
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Step 2. Make physical activity a priority

It is generally recommended that teens get at least an hour of physical activity per day, while spending most of that time in moderate to high intensity aerobic exercise. Teens should also devote themselves to exercises that aim to strengthen musculature for at least three days each week, although several aerobic exercises strengthen musculature while improving the cardiovascular system.

  • Walking, skipping, cycling, running, and most organized sports activities are excellent forms of exercise for adolescents and young adults.
  • If you don't have much time, know that even 20 to 30 minutes of strenuous walking or jogging can help relieve stress and burn calories.
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Step 3. Get good sleep every night

You have to sleep well to have good growth. Teens typically need 8-10 hours of sleep each night, although some might need more. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, although some may get as much as 11 hours of sleep. Listen to your body and adjust your schedule if you get tired easily or very often.

  • Avoid taking caffeine in the evening or afternoon to help you sleep better at night.Alcohol can also interfere with your sleep, so you should try to drink it in moderation (if you are of legal drinking age) or not at all.
  • Turn off all your electronics, including tablets, cellphones, computers, and TVs at least 30 minutes before you go to bed. The glow of electronic screens can interfere with the production of melatonin in your body, something that makes it difficult to sleep at night.
  • Find something fun to do before bed every night, like reading, exercising, or meditating. However, be aware that physical activity can wake some people up and it may be best to practice it in the morning.
  • Stick to the same sleep schedule every day, even on weekends and days off. This means that you should go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the usual time every morning.
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Step 4. Adopt a healthy, sober lifestyle

Alcohol and drugs can affect your ability to do well in school, your performance at work, and possibly get you in trouble with the law. Some people end up making bad decisions under the influence of alcohol and drugs, in addition to the fact that prolonged use can lead to addiction, addiction and other health problems.

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Step 5. Avoid smoking and adopting other forms of smoking

Tobacco is generally used as a stress reliever, but it really is a stimulant. Using tobacco can affect your ability to sleep at night, and when you take it for a long time, you can get serious health problems like breathing problems and cancer.

Remember that even second-hand smoke from others can cause you health problems over time. It is best to avoid smoke completely in order to protect your health


  • When your teacher speaks, pay attention to what he (or she) is saying so that you don't miss out on important information.
  • Respect the teacher. Teachers don't like disrespectful students and your grades can suffer.

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