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10 Study Hard Tips for Serious Students

How to study hard and smart is one of the behavioral character every serious student want to develop in school. As a college student, you always find it a challenge to study hard and pass your courses with good grades. Only if you know the secret to make things easier for you, you will never find it tasking to read, study and pass your papers easily. Serious students always have some study hard tips that help them a lot to read and understand especially when preparing for exams.

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Studying hard is one of the criteria every good student must develop to excel in school. Most student ask if they should study hard or study smart to pass their examinations but the truth is, if you want to take your studies very serious, then study hard work should be your only option. To achieve your career goals in life, you need to cultivate the habit of reading, studying hard and been serious with every bit of your academic activities.

Every serious student who wishes to make excellent results need to develop the habit of reading even before you enroll at the university. Many students make this great mistake and end up coming out of school with a very poor grade. You shouldn't be a victim. Take our advice very serious and develop a reading culture within you. It will take you a long way in your academic pursuit.

Here we shall discuss some study hard tips you can learn to keep making a good grade if you want to be a serious student. These 10 ways to study hard without realizing it will help you learn and condition yourself well for academic activities without knowing that you are putting much hard work.

10 Study Hard Tips for Serious Students


1. Study Hard with Extra Hours

Here we mean that you should use extra hours of your time to study and concentrate. Finding extra time out of your studying hours to read doesn’t mean you should dedicate all your time for study. You could use extra hours to study and still have time for other things to do too. What we want you to understand is the fact that, assuming you schedule five hours every day to study; you could take more than five hours of your study time to read especially when you don’t have any other pressing task ahead of you.

Instead of reading for five hours exactly and then retire to bed even when you are not tired will only make you lazy. You can keep going past your schedule time to build that hard work character in you.

2. Remove Irrelevant Task from your Reading Schedules

Most students who strive to work hard in school sometimes find it difficult to do well because of some irrelevant task they refused to cut loose in their schedule. I have a friend in school back then who love watching football matches and playing video games. He couldn’t let these hobbies go even when he had exams to write the next day, he always have time to watch his favorite football team play even against a rookie team.

He would spend hours playing games on his smartphone in the library instead of reading. These kinds of task are irrelevant and should be removed from your schedules if you want to be a hard working student.

3. Speed up Your Work

To develop a study hard character as a student, you need to learn how to speed up your work. The more task you can perform faster, the more time you will have to study your books. Take notes when in class and don’t mind your writing skills. Make sure your notes are up-to-date before leaving the class and don’t be the type of students that will want to borrow note after lectures to write down. When you want to study hard and get used to it, then don’t be a left behind student. Always speed up your task and be at the top of the class.

4. Find Conducive Time to Work

Work in conducive and healthy environment if you want to be effective in your studies. Don’t subject yourself to pressure and panic when attending classes. If given take home assignments, make sure you finish them on time and prepare for lecture instead of running aimlessly on the day of submission. This attitude makes hard work very difficult to achieve. Also learn to read and cover your syllabus on time before writing the test and examinations. Doing this makes you create conducive time to work either in the day or  at night. This study hard tips is great and works magic for some of us in college.

5. Use Accessories to Make your Work Easier

We are in the 21st century where we have so many accessories to ease our work. You can make use of apps, computer software, gadgets like alarm clock to manage your time, etc. we have a lot of study apps out there designed to help you focus more on your work. Some can be used to create flashcards, quizzes which can help you study hard on any task ahead of you. All you need to do is configure them to your taste and follow it.

Also Read: Why you need to develop a reading habit as a student.

6. Challenge Yourself with Reasonable Goals

Set reasonable goals and challenge yourself to reach and accomplish these goals. There are lots of study apps that have these features to directs you on how to achieve your set goals. If you set a goal to read a number of books every month, you must have to work hard to achieve that goal. It makes you a hard worker and a goal achiever. As a college student, you can easily achieve success through that habit.

7. Find Competition

Compete within your friends in class but don’t breed trouble or create enemy. Competition is healthy especially when it leads to development. When you compete, you work hard to beat your competitors. Set a mark and work hard to reach that mark before your competitors.

8. Organize and Complete Small Task

Another way to study well for your exams is to learn how to organize and complete small task at your leisure time. Your leisure time is your free time. You could set any task at all and work hard to complete them. If you are playing video games, doing some exercise or washing your clothes, you could still organize a small task and make sure you complete them in time. This attitude helps to build a good character in you.

9. Do What you Love Doing

Off course you can’t feel at ease doing what you don’t love doing no matter how hard you work. This has been the reason why most people give up. Your hobby is where you learn to develop hard work by doing what you love doing repeatedly. You easily lost motivation when you don't love what you are doing.

10. Never Give Up

Keep challenging yourself and never give up even when it seems all hope is gone, know that you are close to your break through. 'Never Give Up' should be one of your motivational quotes to study hard in school. One important thing with hard work is that, it last and becomes part of your life. You begin to apply that habit in anything you do and that makes you a success.

Must Read: How to develop a reading hard quickly.

Making good grades in school and coming out with straight A's in your subjects boils down to your hard work and dedication with your studies in school. If you want to be a brilliant student in school to appear in your school's Honor Roll List, then you must start taking your studies serious. I hope you find this article helpful. Please like and share to appreciate our efforts. Thanks.

JAMB CAPS Login: How to Accept 2018/2019 Admission Status on JAMB Portal

JAMB CAPS Login is a system introduced by JAMB to allow candidates who are seeking for admission into the university, to login their jamb portal and check for their admission status. According to Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), all UTME and Direct Entry candidates are supposed to login the jamb portal to check their admission status, if offered admission, they can then accept or reject the institution they have been offered admission.
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This is the recent development for admitting candidates into the university after choosing institutions of their choice.

Procedures to Follow

All jamb candidates are hereby advised to follow these procedures below to check their admission status and confirm their 2018/2019 jamb admission status on their jamb profile by accessing the jamb CAPS login. Through the JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS), every candidate will notify the management whether they accept or reject the admission offered to them according to the institution.

1. Go to the jamb caps login official portal at www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/ and login using a computer through chrome browser for easy accessing.

2. You should now login the jamb caps portal with the email and password you created through your jamb account.

3. After logged in successfully, click on the options button that is the button with three dashes located at the top of the page.

4. You should see CAPS under the tag 'Admissions'. Then click on it and the Jamb CAPS login page will display.

5. The next page will show ‘welcome’ but you will have to click on options of the mobile browser and change the page to ‘desktop view’. That is if you are accessing it with your mobile phone.

6. Click on ‘Admission Status’ at the left-hand side of the page.

7. Then all your details will be displayed. Your admission status will also be displayed. That is if you have been admitted, you can now accept admission or reject admission on this page.

What if am not admitted yet?

If the page shows “admission in progress, check back later” under the Admission status, it means your school of choice has not yet released their admission list so you have to wait and check next time using the same procedure in this article. I hope you find this information useful.

BSUM Introduced FingerPrint Biometric Data Verification to replace Exam Card

Benue state university Makurdi has taken a different dimension in curbing the issue of impersonation by students during examination through the introduction of biometric data authentication system in place of examination cards. This simply means that the tertiary institution will not make use of exam card again as Prof. Msugh Kembe introduces Biometric Data System as means of identification during an examination.
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The introduction of Fingerprint-Based Exam Hall Authentication systems will assist in the elimination of examination Impersonation in the institution. With the adoption of fingerprint biometric verification, this problem will be eliminated as fingerprint identification will be deployed during Examination hours. 

According to the Vice-chancellor, the main objective of this innovation is to eliminate any form of impersonation during exam by employing a more secured means of fingerprint biometrics. Deployment of Biometric Management System in Benue state university will improve the efficient and accurate data of Students. 

Challenges offered by the manual system include tedious processes, students signing in by proxy, and issues of card ID theft among other students. With the introduction of biometric Management systems, students' data will be captured and enrolled into the system database. Every time a student enters or leaves exam hall, their data is updated. 

Biometric systems use human features like fingerprint or iris to reduce fraud if they are identical to an individual; data accuracy and precision is assured. These are the challenges of paper based systems which will be corrected by the new system. With the biometric systems, student data is captured and stored in the system. This means that if student data is not stored into the system, he or she will not use the system. 

Biometric data is identical and cannot be shared between two students. Students are advice to visit the University library with 2017/2018 Academic School Fees receipt for Biometric Enrolment on daily basis to avoid congestion as Exams approach next month. I hope you find this information useful. Thanks.

MOUAU Post-UTME 2018/2019 Screening Exercise Commence


Are you one of those candidates who apply to seek for admission into Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) this 2018/2019 session? Mouau latest news from the school portal has it that, the prestigious university has announced the conduct of post utme admission screening exercise for her academic session of 2018/2019. 
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Jamb candidates who wrote the latest jamb examinations and who chose MOUAU are advised to register their interest immediately. We received this latest news updates  from MOUAU portal direct to relay them as it is in simple words to our readers here.

If you are one of those students who wish to apply for admission into Michael Okpara University then read and follow this article below. 

Eligibility for Screening.

Candidates who choose Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in the just concluded JAMB examinations 2018 as their first choice and scored at least 180 can go ahead and apply. Your 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) original result must be ready. 

Also, candidates whose 2018 WAEC/NECO results are yet to be released are advised not to apply. Awaiting results will not be accepted. 

Date for Registration and Screening.

The MOUAU post utme screening and registration will commence as from Monday, 9th of July, 2018 and ends on Friday, 7th Sept, 2018. 

MOUAU Screening Guidelines.

Please note that all candidates who wish to have a successful screening exercise are required to have his/her O'Level examination results with the required credits. You must also have with you the relevant exam body scratch card details before proceeding with the application. 

1. Register through the following link. Click https://mouauportal.edu.ng/putme/ume-registration.php and enter your JAMB Registration number. You will be redirected to Remita Payment Platform where an RRR number will be generated for you to make the necessary payment of N2,000. 

2. After payment is done, Candidate returns to the University portal to complete registration. 

3. The candidate then registers for screening exercise by filling a form online and selecting a proposed department and other important details. 

4. Candidates are required to select their O'Level Exam details as required on the form. 

5. Then-candidate is required to click on the "Fetch result" Button from examination body (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB). A popup message button will display with a message that, "your result has already been verified by us, Click here to view result".

6. The candidate is required to download the fetched result to verify that result was fetched and actually belong to the candidate. 

7. If a candidate is using two results for qualification, the candidate should click on the "Add More" button to add Exam details of the second Exams. Steps 4,5,6 and 7 are repeated. Kindly note that O'Level results and number of sittings are weighted. Note: Some fields are prefilled and cannot be changed. 

8. Candidate fills the form, accepts the "Terms and Conditions" by clicking on the submit button and can take print out after executing the Submit button. The system will send a soft copy of submitted forms to the candidate's email for records. Then return to mouau portal later to check for your results 

Note: In case you encounter any difficulty or challenge during the registration, you can contact the MOUAU Portal by sending an email to support@mouau.edu.ng That's all you need to do to register for mouau post utme screening exercise. Further information will be updated on myschoolbam as soon as we receive it. Thank you

Admission into (CEFTER) BSU Post Graduate Studies 2018-2019 Ongoing



Benue State University admission for MSc and PhD Programmes to study  Centre for Food Technology and Research 2018/2019 courses has been released. Admission to study MSc and PhD Programmes in Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER) is currently ongoing at Benue State University.

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All students who wish to enrol for their masters and PhD degree programmes in CEFTER courses are hereby advised to visit the official school portal and request for an application. 

Interested applicants will also have the opportunity to apply for scholarship or student support if they meet the required qualification.

Application Requirements 

The Benue State University Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER) is one of the ten World Bank African Centres of Excellence in Nigeria. CEFTER is mandated to train manpower in a focused area of control of post-harvest losses. The Centre has since taken off and is now set to admit students its programmes.

Courses available are M.Sc/Ph.d , Postgraduate Diploma, Ordinary National Diploma and Certificate courses. Consequently, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admssions in the new academic year of the Centre commencing October, 2018. Sales of application forms shall commence (on-line) from May, 2018.

Method of Application

1. Applicants are to apply online (Open May, 2018) click on 'application form' and complete some pre-registration information, make payment of non-refundable application fee of ₦10,000.00 online or pay at any Fidelity Bank (ACC NO. 6060310946) using the name on their application. 

2. Applicants will receive confirmation e-mail when they have submitted the form. 

3. After payment is received, your application forms will be processed. Candidates should endeavour to forward transcripts of their current qualification to the Admission Officer, Centre for Food Technology and Research, Benue State University, Makurdi. 

NOTE: There are various categories of scholarships for both M.Sc and Ph.D courses. Female applicants have higher chances for Ph.D funding. Scholarship forms and guide from successful application are available on the Centre's website free of charge.

Apply Now

The Centre for food technology and research offers a lot of programmes you can apply to study at MSc or PhD level depending on your qualification and meeting up the entry requirement. you can enrol for Food Science and Technology, Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, Extension and Rural Sociology, Bio-Statistics Programme, Food chemistry, Food processing technology, post-harvest engr. and tech. etc. Just visit the official website at https://www.cefterbsu.edu.ng/portal/index.php 
General Instructions

1.Make payment of non-refundable application fee of ₦10,000.00 at any Fidelity Bank (ACC NO. 6060310946) using the name CEFTER BSU.

2. Upload Proof of Payment along with your Documents while filling the Application Form

3. Print the Completed Forms

4. After payment is received, your application forms will be processed

5. Come with Printed forms/originals and photocopies of your credentials, certificate of state of origin to CEFTER BSU for Screening on the date to be announced by the CEFTER BSU Management. 

6. Candidates should endeavour to forward transcripts of their current qualification to the Admission Officer, Centre for Food Technology and Research, Benue State University, Makurdi.

 7. Sale of application forms commences (on-line) on the 15th of May, 2018 and ends on the 30th August, 2018.