Many people will say that JC, or Junior College, ranks up there as one of the most stressful times in their student life. Combine an intensive curriculum across less than 2 years, with other CCA commitments, and a competitive schooling system, and it is no wonder that many teens struggle to do well or just cope in JC.
At the same time, excelling in JC (A Levels or IB) is important to many students as it is their gateway to further education. Everyone wants to do well to get into the university course they want.
So, how do those top students do it? Are they really just smarter than all of us? Probably not ALL of them are born geniuses; it also boils down to smart habits and lots of hard work! You can succeed like them too by incorporating these smart habits into your JC life.
1. Do your pre-class preparation
You can make the most of your time in tutorials by coming prepared. That may mean reading through the notes beforehand, or completing your tutorial worksheet. This way, you don’t have to waste class time feeling totally lost and trying to figure out what your teacher is talking about.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of an external tuition class like the ones here at Future Academy that teaches ahead of your school curriculum. In school, you can then use class time to take part in class discussions (yay, participation marks!) and to ask questions. This way, you can engage in deeper learning and increase your retention of the material learnt.