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what you should know before admission into the university.

 

Set your goals:

Going into the university is not so easy these days.being a place of higher learning requires some kind of planed approach .the university is where you make or mare yourself ,depending on your initial plan,goal and aspiration.
planing has been the secret of all accomplished tasks .entering the university is not exception. before you can succeed you must have a concrete plan that will serve as your blue print through out your studies in the university.
you may ask your self,why do i want to enter university ?

knowing your purpose of entering the university will drive you through.
its important you know what exactly you want to get out of your education before you apply.Are you studying with a particular job in mind? what career will your education qualify you for? Not to be too discouraging, but if you’re working towards a degree with no particular end goal in sight, ask your self if it’s wise to invest so much time, money and resources if there is no measurable benefit at the end of the journey
university is a place of learning . you must be guided by your goals and purposes .

Understand the Admission Requirements:

Every university’s requirement are different, so understanding the admission requirement before applying will help you to determine if you have got a good chance of being accepted.(jamb admission requirement) this will help you to avoid spending money on application fees unnecessarily

Get your Documents intact:

they are document that would be required of you they include among others: certificate of state and local government of origin, certificate of birth .waec result.etc putting all these document in place is very important to avoid running halter skelter. you can get your certificate of local government of origin and birth registration from your local government. that of state of origin can be gotten from your state secretariat  .

Fee:

you are going to be paying some fees .ranging from Application fess,Administrative tuition fees. accommodation fees,acceptance fee, development fee,library fee.etc depending on the university.you must make sure your fees are paid and at the appropriate time.to avoid penalties that may be attached.

Budget:

you must set your budget right in order not to spend money on unnecessary things. you must budget for your feeding, text books, accommodation and feeding.

Socialize:

university is a place to socialize .you must be engaged in one or two activities in school to meet other people of like minds. there are a lot of religious and social group on campus one can join.
university is a world of its own, where you meet people diverse talent and abilities meet. its a place to connect with people of great potential. by joining a group of people with talent you may discover your own potential.
university is a place people either change for good or for bad. you will not be compelled by any body to read unlike secondary school .you are the master of your own fate choose your path carefully and you will be glad at the end .most of the decisions you will make in the university would affect you in the later days . you will no longer be under your parents watch.so, you have to be a good example of what you are .

Discipline:

be disciplined and adhere to the school rules and regulations to avoid being punished . one of the way ways university punish is by expelling the person
Note: remember your goals, dream and aspiration let them guild you.

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How to Become a Great Finisher

The road to hell may or may not be paved with good intentions, but the road to failure surely is. Take a good look at the people you work with, and you’ll find lots of Good Starters — individuals who want to succeed, and have promising ideas for how to make that happen. They begin each new pursuit with enthusiasm, or at the very least, a commitment to getting the job done.

And then something happens. Somewhere along the way, they lose steam. They get bogged down with other projects. They start procrastinating and miss deadlines. Their projects take forever to finish, if they get finished at all.

Does all this sound familiar? Maybe a little too familiar? If you are guilty of being a Good Starter, but a lousy finisher — at work or in your personal life — you have a very common problem. After all, David Allen’s Getting Things Done wouldn’t be a huge bestseller if people could easily figure out how to get things done on their own.

More than anything else, becoming a Great Finisher is about staying motivated from a project’s beginning to its end. Recent research has uncovered the reason why that can be so difficult, and a simple and effective strategy you can use to keep motivation high.

In their studies, University of Chicago psychologists Minjung Koo and Ayelet Fishbach examined how people pursuing goals were affected by focusing on either how far they had already come (to-date thinking) or what was left to be accomplished (to-go thinking). People routinely use both kinds of thinking to motivate themselves. A marathon runner may choose to think about the miles already traveled or the ones that lie ahead. A dieter who wants to lose 30 pounds may try to fight temptation by reminding themselves of the 20 pounds already lost, or the 10 left to go.

Intuitively, both approaches have their appeal. But too much to-datethinking, focusing on what you’ve accomplished so far, will actually undermine your motivation to finish rather than sustain it.

Koo and Fishbach’s studies consistently show that when we are pursuing a goal and consider how far we’ve already come, we feel a premature sense of accomplishment and begin to slack off. For instance, in one study, college students studying for an exam in an important course were significantly more motivated to study after being told that they had 52% of the material left to cover, compared to being told that they had already completed 48%.

When we focus on progress made, we’re also more likely to try to achieve a sense of “balance” by making progress on other important goals. This is classic Good Starter behavior — lots of pots on the stove, but nothing is ever ready to eat.

If, instead, we focus on how far we have left to go (to-go thinking), motivation is not only sustained, it’s heightened. Fundamentally, this has to do with the way our brains are wired. To-go thinking helps us tune in to the presence of a discrepancy between where we are now and where we want to be. When the human brain detects a discrepancy, it reacts by throwing resources at it: attention, effort, deeper processing of information, and willpower.

In fact, it’s the discrepancy that signals that an action is needed — to-datethinking masks that signal. You might feel good about the ground you’ve covered, but you probably won’t cover much more.

Great Finishers force themselves to stay focused on the goal, and never congratulate themselves on a job half-done. Great managers create Great Finishers by reminding their employees to keep their eyes on the prize, and are careful to avoid giving effusive praise or rewards for hitting milestones “along the way.” Encouragement is important, but to keep your team motivated, save the accolades for a job well — and completely — done.

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 by: Heidi Grant Halvorson

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