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Three Ways Scholarships Actually Help You

Students taking an examUniversity education can be quite expensive. No one can deny that. Even though Singapore and other countries may offer subsidies to encourage more students to pursue higher education, there is still the matter of books and budgeting for transportation and projects. It would be nice to get financial aid, wouldn’t it?

What you may not realise is scholarships in Singapore do not just cover your financial expenses. In fact, it offers three essential benefits.

Financial Aid

Perhaps the most apparent benefit of qualifying for a scholarship is getting financial aid. This is the most important aspect to cover so that you can focus on studying. If you know you can afford to finish the term, there is one less worry on your mind. Some scholarships also cover more than just the tuition; they might also provide an allowance, which helps Singaporean students live a decent college life.

Confidence Booster

A scholarship is not just about the money. Because of the qualifications you need to meet to get a scholarship in the first place, it becomes a source of bragging rights. Even if you are not the bragging type, you still feel confident in your skills knowing that an organisation believes you are good enough to receive such a scholarship. Parents may also offer good praises and be more proud to talk about you, which gives a significant confidence boost.

Connection Maker

Your affiliation with the organisation that funded your education does not end when you graduate. They may open opportunities for employment and even connect you with individuals who also started as scholars for them. Though this does not mean you get special treatment in job applications, this validates the skills you have. Being a scholar from a particular organisation gives credibility that goes with your good grades.

For many, it is already enough to have the scholarship to fund their education. But wouldn’t it be nice to know it offers much more than financial aid?

March 2, 2018 at 1:00 amStudy Section

The Value of Time Management for Studying

Woman studyingStudying is often thought of as a dreadful activity—at least for students who do not actually like learning. But studying can be enjoyable and productive if you know how to make the most of your time.

Time management is one skill that you must master while you are a student. It can even help you a lot once you are out in the real world. Properly managing your time will also help you keep track of your progress when it comes to projects and reviews.

Whether you are taking a course in Singapore or studying at home, here are some tips that will help you with time management.

Use a diary

You will need a journal and planner if you want to keep your things organised. You can put your class schedule for the semester, so it will be easier for you to find a suitable time to study. List on your diary all your to-dos, which include your homework, research, and projects. Take note of a deadline and tick each task off once you are done.

Pick a time

Studying becomes more efficient and productive if you are doing it at the right time. Find the perfect time; it could be the time after dinner, in the morning, or in the afternoon. Just make sure that this slot is specifically dedicated to studying.

Make it a habit

You have to make studying a habit. And when it becomes one, it will easily stick to your schedule, thus making time management truly efficient and effective. If you want to make it a habit, you can ask your friends and classmates to join you.

These are just some of the things you need to keep in mind if you want to make time management work for you. You can visit a study group or ask help from your university’s study personnel services.

September 19, 2017 at 9:18 amStudy Section