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My 5 Requirements on Studying | How to be a Self-disciplined Student?

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By: Ken Deng   Published on 12 Sep. 2021 , Updated on 12 Feb. 2023

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I have made some strict requirements📄 to motivate me💡 to study📝 actively, including achieving 90% of daily goals🏆. I have also become a student union inspector🔍.

Making requirements☑️ and being self-disciplined🧑‍💼 are crucial⭐️ for students because they can create motivation💡 to study actively.

Becoming a Student Union Member

Before sharing my requirements, let’s talk about becoming a student union member.

In AS Level grade, I have been elected🎖️ by and entered📥 my school’s student union👨‍👩‍👧‍👦, acting as an inspector🔍 of disciplines📝.

This is the result✅ of being a self-disciplined student🧑‍💼. It is also the first time🕰️ for having such a position.

In fact, I didn’t study well❌ in the past, but I have realised✅ that studying and following rules📄 are crucial🌟 for every single student and overtaken🔝 my classmates in Grade 9.

I always turn off the lights💡 in the dormitory and compel📣 my roommates to sleep🛌 when the time is up at 22:30⏰ although teachers do not come.

I also warn⚠️ my roommates who talk loudly💬 after sleeping time and even report⛳️ to my homeroom teacher when necessary to make sure I have good productivity🌟 on the second day.

— My Some Words on Students Union Election Speech

1. Always Follow the Rules

We are all surrounded by rules📄 and laws.

For example, schools have disciplines📄, websites🖥️ and apps📱 have Terms of Service (ToS)📄, Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)✅ and/or Community Guidelines (CG)👩‍👩‍👦‍👦.

Following rules✅ is not just for dealing with inspection🔍, but also making the environment☁️ and atmosphere💨 better🪄.

For example, the rule has no effect❌ if a student plays games🎮 and then switches apps🔄 immediately when an inspector🧑‍💼 (teacher or parent) comes.

I always wear a seat belt🪢 in cars🚙 and actively scan health codes🤳 whether this place has inspectors🧑‍💼.

Sunflower Codes of Guangzhou Health Codes

Sunflower Codes of Guangzhou Health Codes

2. Recall 50% of Main Idea

We may lose🗑️ some content📄 while reading books📖, listening to lectures🧑‍🏫 and audio🎧, watching videos and vlogs🎬, and having lessons🧑‍🏫.

This may be caused by not❌ listening carefully, being distracted🤔, or lacking interest💡 to the content.

I always recall🤔 the main idea after listening🎧 or reading📖, depending on the difficulty🧐 of the content.

To ensure I intake most content in a material📄 or lesson🧑‍🏫, I need to recall at least 50% of the main idea, or I will need to listen, read or watch again🔁.

Can't Read an Article

Can't Read an Article

3. Less than 20% Mistakes

Students may make mistakes⚠️ while writing articles📝 or finishing homework/projects📦, which should be reduced⬇️ as possible.

So I limited🚧 this to 20% for each project. This does not❌ include errors other than carelessness.

This applies✅ to both my projects/homework📦 and public resources (e.g. website🖥️, articles📄, vlogs🎬).

Trap Options in a Physics Exam Paper MCQ

Trap Options in a Physics Exam Paper MCQ

4. 90% Goals Achievement Rate

As one of my study strategies🛠️ since 2020🕰️ in junior high school🏫, I have been setting⚙️ and checking☑️ daily goals🏆.

With my Study Planner app🗓️ and Daily Goals Checklist☑️, I can immediately know🤔 my daily goals achievement rate📊 at any time.

So, I let myself keep the achievement rate greater📈 than 90%💯 (refer to my Planner system🗃️).

My Daily Goals

95% Goals Achievement Rate on my Study Planner

95% Goals Achievement Rate on my Study Planner

5. Form Great Habits

In the past few years, I was suffering 😢 from forgetting🤨 everything to do and even my habits due to my heavy burden📚.

But habits are unforggetable🛠️. Forming great habits can boost my productivity💡.

Although I cannot❌ remember all habits, I can form them by drawing✍️ and sticking🪧 some posters🖼️ and reminder cards📒.

Some of My Great Study Habits are Productive

Explore More Study Tips

These are my requirements as a student🧑‍💼. Hope you can be a self-disciplined student too and get outstanding results💯.

More useful study techniques🛠️ and habits📝 are available on my website. You can Explore More Study Tips if you want.

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