Do you want to be a successful person? It all starts with choosing your role models wisely.
Teachers are role models.
Teachers are role models.
They can have a big impact on their students, for better or worse. Teachers who are positive and encouraging will have an easier time keeping their students engaged in the material, while those who are negative or discouraging may find that many of their pupils disengage from classwork and become less interested in learning altogether.
Your parents are role models.
As well as being your parents, they are also role models. They have been through the same process and have learned from their own experiences what works best for them. It is important that you listen carefully to what they say about how they managed their studies and exams when they were at school or college.
Your parents can be both good and bad role models for your exam success:
- A good parent will help motivate you by supporting all of your efforts in preparing for exams – even if that means staying up late with you while you revise;
- A bad parent might tell their child not to worry too much about exams because “it’s only one year”; this kind of attitude may make it difficult for some children who want more support than this from home;
Friends can be role models too.
Your friends can also be role models. If you’re struggling with exam stress, they can help you learn to manage your time better and be more assertive. This will make it easier for you to get through your revision and study sessions without feeling overwhelmed or stressed out by the amount of work that needs doing.
Friends can also motivate us when we need it most – like when we’re feeling low after an unsuccessful test result! They’ll remind us how far we’ve come since starting school and encourage us not give up on our dreams because one bad test result doesn’t mean we won’t pass the next one or get into university one day!
You can be a positive role model as well.
You can be a positive role model as well. If someone has asked for help with an assignment, or even just asked for some advice about exams, take the time to help them out. Encourage them when they’re feeling overwhelmed by exam stress and remind them that they have what it takes to succeed. It’s also important that you set an example of good study habits by making time in your schedule each day (or night) for studying before an exam date comes up.
If there are other students around who seem stressed out by upcoming exams and could use some support from someone who’s been through it before, offer yourself as a resource!
Positive role models can help you succeed in exams and beyond.
As well as being a source of inspiration, positive role models can help you achieve your goals by providing a model for success. They can also be an important factor in helping you develop good study habits and self-discipline.
You might want to ask yourself the following questions:
- What is my goal? Is there someone who has achieved this in the past or present? How did they do it?
- What steps will I need to take in order for me to achieve my goal (e.g., studying regularly)?
I hope that this article has helped you think about the role of positive role models in exam success. It’s important to remember that they can come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t be afraid to look for them where you least expect them!