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Tips to Succeed as a Military Student

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As a military student, it can be difficult to find the right balance between your military duties and your responsibilities as a student. It may seem like you’re juggling too many things at one time, but there are ways to help you succeed as best as you can as a military student.

Manage Your Time

At your earliest convenience, try to map out your daily schedule. Start with activities that you are required to do, and leave the gaps where there are free spots. Once you’ve done this, fill up some of those free slots with study sessions, but don’t be afraid to leave one or two slots open. As important as it is to ensure you have plenty of time to get all your work and activities accomplished, you’ll want a little down time in your daily schedule.

Develop Solid Study Habits

It’s no surprise that everyone has different study habits, but it’s up to you to find out which work best for you. If you already know what study habits work for you, that’s great! If you’re a little lost in the study world, try out different methods to see if any work. Use flashcards, outlines, or old course exams to see if anything works best for you. Just like the physical training you have to put your body through for your military duties, you need to go through mental training for your scholarly duties.

Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help

Just because you have to submit assignments yourself doesn’t mean you have to do all the work on your own. Form study groups with students who are in your classes or have similar schedules. You may be surprised to find out how much can be learned simply by discussing the topics amongst yourselves. You don’t perform your military activities by yourself, there’s no reason that you have to do all of your school activities alone.

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