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Tips for Staying Motivated 保持正向積極,為申請世界頂大努力

VIS is authorized by the College Board to provide AP (Advanced Placement) courses. The following article is from the official College Board website. The below will provide us some tips for staying motivated

 

VIS 為美國大學理事會(College Board)正式認證學校,經授權可開授AP課程。以下文章出自於美國大學理事會 College Board 官網,提供中文翻譯給學生家長參考,讓我們一同來看看如何保持正向積極,為申請世界頂大努力 

Original source 原文出處:   

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/plan-for-college/college-prep/stay-motivated/tips-for-staying-motivated
 

Tips for Staying Motivated
保持正向積極,為申請世界頂大努力


To succeed in high school and college, you have to do your best at all times. But sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated, even when you really care about the work you’re doing. Here are five ways to stay on the right track.
要在高中與大學裡取得好成績,你得要一直都積極進取。但是就算你真的很在乎自己的功課,有時要一直都保持正向積極也滿困難的。以下有五種方式,讓你可以持續在正確道路上前進,在留學申請的路上繼續努力。

 

  1. Focus on High-Impact Activities
    專注在高影響度的活動上

    The key to success in school is staying focused on your course work. Make a list to get an overall picture of your workload before you start to tackle any of it. Then, make a plan. Although it’s tempting to do the simplest assignments first, those that take more time and effort to accomplish are probably the ones that you’ll learn the most from.
    要讓學習成績良好,就得要專注在課業上。要處理課業難題,先把整個課業的總量列出,先了解全局再規劃。雖然你可能最想做的事情,是先把簡單的功課做完,不過需要花較多時間與心力的功課,其實可能會讓你學到更多。

    To determine what your priorities are, rank your assignments in the order of their importance. Then rearrange your time and devote more energy toward those that have the greatest impact on your course work and grades. For example, even though all homework assignments are important, studying for a midterm exam takes priority over writing a paragraph for English class. As you complete each task, think of it as another step on your way to college success.
    請把功課依照重要度拍出優先順序,再按照對於功課與成績最有影響度的科目來重新安排你的時間與心力。例如,雖然說所有功課都很重要,但是準備期中考可能會比寫一段英文作業更具有優先度。在你做完一項功課,都把它想成是朝著成功申請世界頂大又邁進了一步。
  2. Create New Challenges
    創造新的挑戰

    Changing your approach can help you stay interested in what you’re doing. If you've been given an assignment similar to one you've done in the past, think about it in a different way. If you wrote an essay for a creative writing assignment last year, try a poem this time. For book reports, pick a history book instead of another biography.
    改變方法與途徑也能幫助你保持對於課業的興致。如果你被指派了一項跟以前類似的功課,不妨用不同的方式來思考。如果你去年的創意寫作是寫了一篇論文,這次不妨改成寫一首詩。要寫閱讀報告的話,就別再讀自傳,改讀歷史書籍。
  3. Set Attainable Goals
    立下可達到的目標

    If you're having trouble writing a 25-page paper for class because it seems like such a big job, don't focus on that final number. Break the paper down and consider each section of your paper individually. You can handle any project in small chunks.
    如果你正在煩惱要怎麼寫一篇 25 頁的報告,因為這是一項大工程,請先別管最終的頁數,把報告拆解開,分別針對不同的章節好好考量。任何大型作業、專案都可以拆成小部分來處理。
  4. Find a Social Support Network
    找到社會支持網絡

    Create a group of people around you who want to help you succeed. Mentors can be teachers or family friends who can give you guidance and help you develop new skills. Counselors can help you with planning your courses and starting to explore colleges. You can also reach out to friends and peers who can motivate you by listening and sharing ideas.
    要建立一群願意幫助你成功的團體。可以找老師或是親友當你的精神導師,在你有需要時給你協助、幫你發展新的能力。升學輔導老師可以幫你規劃課程、探索大學,幫助你申請世界頂大。你也可以交一群好朋友、好同學,大家彼此鼓勵、聆聽分享各自的想法。
  5. Acknowledge Your Accomplishments
    認同自己的成就

    Give yourself a quick reward when you complete an assignment or task. Take a walk, send an email, get a snack — whatever works for you. Then move on to the next project.
    做完作業就給自己一個很快速的獎勵。能讓你開心都好,散個步、寫封信、吃個零食都可以。做完就可以往下個功課前進。

Original source 原文出處:   

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/plan-for-college/college-prep/stay-motivated/tips-for-staying-motivated

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If you would like to discuss college options further, please make an appointment with our college counselor Rosalyn Shih ( collegecounseling@vis.tp.edu.tw ) to find out more.

如果VIS同學們想進一步討論如何選擇海外的大學,請與VIS的升學顧問 Miss Rosalyn Shih ( collegecounseling@vis.tp.edu.tw ) 預約晤談以了解更多資訊。