5 Ways You Can Use Your Talents To Achieve Higher Grades
1. The Artist
If art is your thing then you are in luck, this is an easy one to apply to revision. Having a flair for art and design is great and can allow a real passion to flow whilst writing up your notes. If you are a particularly visual learner then create flashcards for yourself.
Even in subjects that seem a million miles away from art, for example, Maths, you can still add a bit of that artistic flair and make something that will not only stand out on your wall but also in your mind. Your room will also look pretty colourful by the end of exam season but you can keep your work for next time around. The only thing you must be careful of here is not getting too wrapped up in the artwork and forget to study!
2. The Reader
If you absorb information better in a bookish kind of way then never fear! It is easy to think ‘hey I like books!’ but when you receive your Business Studies book you are bored to tears.
For subjects such as English and History you are probably a shoo-in, you have enjoyed the texts and subject matter and the exam will come easy. Often thinkers of this disposition have a slight aversion for more linear studies, for example, Maths and Business.
But this does not mean you cannot apply what you like to what you don’t like. With these subjects, you will be able to find case studies that illustrate the point of the equation/model. Read these, create the story in your head and then contextualise it. It is not that you cannot learn it, you just need to approach it a different way.
3. The Scientist
If you love Science and the way things are done in the lab then you are a methodical thinker. This is not a bad thing at all. You may find poetry and plays pointless but that doesn’t mean you can’t figure them out. In any subject, you are not confident in using the methodology used in Science. Utilise your logical way of thinking to apply it to different topics.
For example, applying this to Shakespeare. Write an equipment list by naming all the characters. Explain all the components and possible reactions that make your prediction and then write your report on the outcome. You can even collate the outcomes into charts and graphs if the visual aid is helpful!
4. The Mathematician
A mathematical mind is always revered as one with much control and complex understanding. If you prefer to work on graph paper and like solid answers, you can still apply these skills to an array of subjects.
Plan your revision notes of all topics how you do your Maths ones, yes not everything will fit completely but at least you will be in your comfort zone. You know you can learn in this sphere so use it to your advantage. Apply maths theories to other subjects and see how it works out, it will encourage considering and contextualising these ideas.
5. The Sports Star
If you love sports, whether it is the gym or football, you have a high level of motivation. When you are dedicated to a sport it helps you apply the idea of commitment to other areas of your life.
It is a possibility though that your passion for physical activity makes you feel a little restless sitting in front of a desk studying. Sports are a test of physical ability and often revolve around the idea of a game. Get someone to test you on subjects whilst you train, listen to audiobooks and podcasts whilst you work out. Encourage classroom games if your teacher will allow them. Use your love for games and competition to spur on your study.
So, wherever your passion lies there is a way to apply one thing to many others. Not everyone wants to sit down reading a book again and again, and statistically, this does not work. Don’t give up what you love for study, incorporate it into your revision plan and you will enjoy it and do better for it.