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Young + Free Time + Money = Trouble?

Raghuram Sukumar Career 8 Comments

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I was driving to work today morning and I was thinking why students get into trouble. Why do they find it hard to work or improve their Test scores.

That’s when I realized, this could be the reason and came up with Formula 1.

Young Age + Free Time + Money = Trouble

Do you agree to the above formula?

If you are young  and have plenty of free time and money, trouble will follow you.

Here is the demographics for HSB readers

  •  70% Less than 25 years of Age
  • College Students
  • Have Free Time

I know what few folks are thinking.

“I’m young, I have Free Time and I don’t have Money, but I still get into trouble”.

Yeah. That’s simple. Here is Formula 2.

Young Age + Free Time + No Money + No Self-Discipline + No Self-Control = Trouble

Let me relate that to situation that will be familiar to my readers. Following question was posted in the Q&A Page

I took a prep test and scored a 137 in Quantitative and 148 in Verbal. The scores that the graduate program I am applying are 150 Quantitative and 153 Verbal. Is it even possible for me to raise my scores that high in 2 weeks?

I know exactly what is your  problem.

If you keep doing the same things again and again, you are going to get the same result.

If your practice test doesn’t show any score improvement, then you need to change how you do things, how you prepare for the test.

Now,  let’s go back to Formula 2.

Did you have self-control and discipline to spend time everyday for GRE test prep?

While preparing for the test, did you give 100% of your effort?

If you spent time doing same things over and over again without 100% effort or without proper study plan,  then how can you see the score improvement?

If you want different, improved results, then you have to do things differently.

Please, stay away from trouble. Here is the improved formula for success.

Young + Time +  Hard Work  + Plan = Success

Have Self-control.

Know when to party and when to be serious about your studies.

Stay Motivated. Stay Educated. Study Happily.

Question to You

Do you agree to my theory?

Have you go into trouble because of above theory?

What did you do recover?

Follow- to this article – These 5 Smart Tips Will Make You a Brilliant Student

Comments

  1. Hello. Am current a mba student in the US on F1 visa. My girlfriend also came to the US this year after winning the visa lottery. Wanted to know if I can also get permanent residency if we get married here in the US. Thanks. Mawuli.

  2. dont know much abt GRE preparation.But yes,the young brain if not directed towards academics.it definitely indulges in wrong acts that they regret after spoiling their own career.

  3. The greatest downfall of many students is that they build their study approach on a shaky and weak foundation of cramming for tests and writing papers over a compressed time period. This is not how the brain works best. This is not being kind to yourself. This is gambling with your future instead of taking control of your life. Above all, this is entirely unnecessary.

    When you play tennis, a good instructor will tell you to draw your racquet back the moment you see the path of the ball coming toward you — well before the bounce. The player who waits for the ball to bounce before drawing her racquet back will rarely be able to hit an optimal, controlled shot. They will be rushed and out of position.

    Similarly, the moment you know when your test dates will occur or when your paper or project will be due you must spring into action and develop a plan. Don’t wait for the “ball” to bounce, so to speak. Don’t rely on your reflexes to kick in. Don’t rely on miracles to occur. Anticipate and visualize how you will attack the challenge WELL IN ADVANCE!

    There are many wonderful and easy tricks you can apply to stay on track. I like to go old school and advise students to obtain or create a GIANT calendar (the bigger the better) with important dates highlighted clearly. If you have this timeline hanging on your wall where you see it several times a day key priorities tend to stay on the top of your mind.

    Another key is daily discipline. Every day I advise that you do something to increase your command of your classes. If you wait for days at a time before engaging with the material the class will become like a stranger to you. And when you finally do engage your mind will feel like starting a cold engine in the dead of winter — painful, slow and filled with apprehension.

    By staying engaged with each of your classes constantly your mental gears will stay well lubricated and you will be less inclined to procrastinate and ultimately cram.

    Perhaps one of the most effective strategies is to schedule time to review your notes, starting from the beginning of the semester. This is a great activity on days when you would otherwise do nothing for a given course due to a long break between classes or obligations. Best of all, this repetitive review of the key concepts in each class is an amazing and practically effortless memory activator.

    If you want to take it to the next level develop your own simple test questions around your notes. Using “active recall” by answering these test questions later will massively enhance your memory as well. The information becomes “sticky” and practically impossible to forget.

    Those who pursue their university studies with that level of control have much more fun and a far better grade point average.

  4. Now, I don’t know about other stuff! As far as test prep scores are concerned I think the main problem is their approach, Most of them look at it as a hurdle/ burden. Instead, enjoy your preparation. Learn new stuff. Preparation for Verbal can be exciting. I came across great works that I would have certainly given a miss if not for my test.

  5. Any thing it could be , proper usage doesn’t make any trouble whether it is money /free time/free internet access. What do you say????

  6. If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you’ve always gotten.

    Free time, internet access, and access to money are all problems, for so many people. Add in lack of self control, and it’s a toxic mix, and difficult to overcome.

    Therefore, you have to change what you’re doing in order to overcome the mess, and rise above it, and be successful. It sounds easier than it really is, though, since you’re probably going to have to fight against your own nature to be able to change things and do things differently.

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