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Social Dynamics and Communication Skills
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What to look for while searching for a Master’s College?
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Tips for Personal Interviews, Group Discussions and Written Ability Tests
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Why should students develop the habit of reading books?
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How is technology integrated into the teaching curriculum?
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JEE: How to prepare for a stress-free exam experience?
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Time Management Tips for Students
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Theoretical vs. Practical Education: Which wins the education debate?
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Personal Development (Passions & Ambition Pursuing)
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Ways to keep your hostel room clean and organized  

Social Dynamics and Communication Skills

Communication is a two-way process that enables you to exchange your thoughts, notions, and opinions with each other. Communication has now become imperative to succeed in the world of business. Social dynamics such as conferences, interviews and even conversations during networking call for excellent communication skills.

Often, it is true that one who reads can write well. Similarly, one who is a good listener tends to be a good communicator. Communication is not a necessity in the 21st century, it is a skill.  Several kinds of communication skills are vital for social dynamics which are jotted down.

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1. Verbal Communication

Verbal communication skills are used every single day in most social settings. The way you talk is an insight into your skills and your personality. When your words are confident, it leaves a great impression on the other person. The skill of clarity in speech, careful selection of words, voice modulations, responsiveness, and considering your audience will impact your communication personally as well as professionally. It is also necessary to be able to articulate your thoughts because that is the primary way you will be expressing your opinions on social settings.

 

2. Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal communication is another type of communication essential in today’s world. Getting the right balance of verbal and non-verbal communication is a necessity in today’s world, no matter which setting you are in. On a personal level, it is essential to build relationships with your family or the significant other. And in your professional life, interpersonal communication is necessary to showcase your skills as a good employee and a good leader.  For instance, you are in a meeting where you stare at your watch frequently. This signals the counterpart that you are not interested and have something more important elsewhere.

 

3. Visual Communication

When it comes to communication mediums, visual communication is the strongest medium in the current era. For instance, a strong logo is a great way for a brand to communicate with its followers or clients. A great example of visual communication is pop-ups while playing a game which shows the necessity of visual communication for a successful marketing strategy in any business.

 

4. Listening

Apart from these three main modes of communication, listening is also an important way of communicating. For example, in an interview, if a candidate does not hear the question properly, he/she won’t be able to answer it well. Hence, developing listening skills is an essential aspect of improving your communication skills.

 

5. Formal/Informal Communication

When we talk about formal communication, it has a great impact on any organization/business. Reports, e-mails, proposals, etc., are used for formal communication and creates a professional work ethic. Informal communication, on the other hand, allows people to put forward their concerns, discuss problems or solutions or bounce around creative ideas. Communication done informally considers the feeling of others and thus, is a vital part of all social situations.

Communication is an inescapable part of life, whether it is in a formal or an informal setting, in an office or at
home. Navigating social dynamics requires a range of communication skills and this list will surely help you understand how to communicate better.

What to look for while searching for a Master’s College?

Students and parents are always concerned about education during schooling days. And a similar situation arrives when it is time to decide about a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. It is just as important to do your research while looking for an undergraduate college as it is for a master’s college. There are several necessary factors to think of critically when choosing a college since a master’s degree is even more competitive and specialized.

 

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1. Know your stream and its availability

The first and foremost factor that is vital to consider is the choice of a stream or subject for the master’s degree. A student must know his interests thoroughly before deciding on which colleges to apply to. The domain he/she is interested in is looked before the journey starts for finding a suitable college. Once you know where your interest lies, then look at the colleges offering relevant programs and find out their admission process and requirements. This is essential because master’s programs are specialized and you might need a certain type of academic background to apply to those colleges.

 

2. Feel familiar with the culture

Secondly, it is important to learn about the college’s atmosphere and culture. Some colleges promote extra-curricular activities more than others. What is your preference? Does it match with the college you are applying to?  A college typically offering a master’s degree must have an environment conducive to the students and promote research, education, and learning. A college culture that suits you can serve you better.

 

3. Admission criteria and financial aid

You might have a few colleges on your list that are your dream colleges, but you must be aware of their admission criteria. A realistic evaluation of personal capabilities matching the admission requirements is a must to select a college for your Masters. Following the admission rules, it is also vital to see if the college offers financial aid or scholarship and the criteria for the same. Some students require financial assistance and therefore, this part of the application process is quite important.

 

4. Student Support

This term deals with a binary aspect of college life. A student who is about to select a college for their master’s degree should analyze the extent to which the college or university is supportive of their students. Similarly, the student also needs to check the peer to peer support network which include mentoring programs or student-run organizations on campus. 

5. Practical exposure

The colleges you are looking at must equip their students with practical and theoretical aspects in all areas of study. In the 21st century, a person who is going to seek a master’s degree requires both sets of skills to be successful in the future. This can include providing opportunities for internships, fellowships, training, workshops, and live projects. The college practicing this should rank higher in your list as compared to other colleges.

Other than the factors mentioned above, it is essential to consider the graduation rate of students, the percentage of students employed after graduating from the program, the accreditation of the college, and the industry connections that can benefit students. It is imperative to consider all aspects before deciding on a master’s college because this is about creating a successful future for yourself.

 

Tips for Personal Interviews, Group Discussions and Written Ability Tests

 

PERSONAL INTERVIEWS – YOUR KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER

There are certain parameters with which every interviewee should abide by for a positive outcome. Interviews are not just your gateway to jobs and professional career, but they enhance an individual’s confidence and communication abilities. Here are a few tips on facing an interview:

 

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1)    Dress appropriately

Your choice of attire may not be an important issue for an interview in many industries, but dressing up appropriately leaves a good
impression on the potential employer.  In recent years, many companies have relaxed the norms for strict dress codes thereby promoting semi-formal or casual attires during interviews. However, the rules are different in the corporate world where you are expected to dress in a formal attire. Thus, always go for an interview after doing your homework on the dress code.

2) Ask questions

Always go prepared to ask questions from the panel of experts interviewing you as it reflects on your acumen and sense of curiosity. Never say no when you are asked to come up with doubts or questions. Reveal your inquisitive side that portrays you as an individual who is willing to learn and progress.

3)    Do not interrupt the interviewer

Listening is as important as speaking during an interview. Never interrupt the interviewer as it depicts the negative side of your personality related to your restlessness. Even if you know the answer to the question the interviewer is asking, don’t be in a hurry to answer and wait for your turn to speak.

4)    Right attitude

The gestures or non verbal cues give an insight into your personality, hence it becomes very important to portray confidence without being arrogant. Maintain a poise and avoid nervousness or actions hinting at distraction such as fiddling with your pen, clothes or hair, unnecessary movement of legs and arms or touching your face and scratching your head. Also, make an eye contact with the interviewer and keep smiling at regular intervals as it emphasizes upon the self assurance.

5)    Appropriate language

Right from greeting the interviewers to giving the details about your
personal and professional background, one must be courteous and
modest. Elaborate your answers in a manner that speaks about your
communication skills. Also, use good vocabulary to emphasize upon your
skills, information and decision making abilities.

 

EXHIBIT YOUR STRENGTH IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Being articulate, confident in answering, and driving home your point on the topic of debate are the keys to impress every participant in the  group discussion. Group discussions are a way of expressing your thoughts with conviction and without disparaging with what others are saying. Here are some tips for participating in GDs.

1)    Be attentive

Be attentive and listen to every individual expressing his/her thoughts and do not interrupt as it is impolite and portrays the negative aspect of your personality. Speak only at an appropriate time when you feel your opinion will make a difference.

2)    Clarity in thoughts

Structure your thoughts with clarity and present them in a logical manner. This will keep you focussed on your views and add weight to what you convey.

3)    Acknowledge and appreciate others

Acknowledging and appreciating what others are saying is an important aspect to keep in mind while participating in a group discussion. It is not necessary to be vocal but simple gestures like nodding your head in affirmation or smiling at the speaker can convey your appreciation.

4)    Articulate with precision

Be very precise in conveying your thoughts and use simple yet good vocabulary making it easy for others to comprehend. It is significant to keep a track of time when you speak as it should not be lengthy to the extent of becoming boring.

5)    Speak loudly and clearly

Speak loudly and clearly without being brash. Don’t mince words even when you falter but carry on with confidence and complete your sentence with conviction.

 

GUIDELINES THAT WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN WRITTEN ABILITY TESTS

There is no rocket science that goes into preparation for a writing ability test but a simple five-point formula that you need to incorporate in your practice.

1) Read as much as you can

Reading improves your ability to understand and imagine which reflects in your writing. Thus, spend at least 2-3 hours on reading everyday as it will improve your vocabulary in addition to the expansion of your thought process.

2)  Write more

Pick up your pen whenever you have time and start writing as it is the best way to gather your thoughts and express them in a constructive way. Make it a habit to check everything you write today the following day and make improvements.

3)    Structure your sentences well

It is important to structure your sentences in a frame that conveys the meaning clearly. Elaboration should be directly proportional to the questions asked. Avoid explanations where the message can be clearly written in less words.

4)    Time management

Time constraint is of utmost importance especially when you are aiming to complete every task with accuracy. Divide your time according to the need of the writing tasks, as some parts are lengthy and require more time while other segments ought to be attempted concisely.

5)    Expert help

No one is perfect and there is always a room for improvement, thus seeking help is advisable and normal. Don’t hesitate to show your written work to your teachers, professors, and guides. You can also take the help of various software programs to check and improve your language.

With optimism comes the confidence that changes your life forever. Do not count your failures but aim for success and it will follow you like a shadow.

Why should students develop the habit of reading books?

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”

— W. Somerset Maugham

All of us have heard in our lives that reading a book can take us to a different horizon or a parallel universe, where the imaginations of the writer are vividly captured by the reader. However, the larger question to dwell upon is, when in today’s world Facebook and Twitter have become the messengers of information and knowledge, why is it still important for us to read in conventional ways like we used to before this technological revolution? How does reading help one grow as an individual and most importantly how does the habit of reading shapes up the future of a student?

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Warren Buffet devotes 80% of his daily routine to reading. Some might say he is a fairly successful person. The habit of reading is what differentiates an average person from the extraordinary. Reading habit has a multi-layered effect on the life of a student. It widens the horizon giving a novel perspective to the reader and makes them capable of looking at the same thing from different viewpoints. It liberates the mind and educates one against being judgmental. A reader does not look at anything in black and white, rather looks at the grey area where many explanations of a single event are possible.

Here is a list of qualities that a voracious reader inculcates over a period of time:

1. Phenomenal vocabulary: Books contain brilliantly curated words that leaves one spellbound. A good reader can engage with other people by expressing his/her thoughts effortlessly. The next time you meet a person who uses difficult words, you might want to ask about the number of books he/she has read in the recent past.

2. Knowledge is power:  Books have such a motivating impact that they can empower even a physically weak person to the extent of making him the strongest person in the world. For instance, Mahatma Gandhi, it was not the physical strength but the mental strength that made him the Father of the Nation. Knowledge is an asset that cannot be stolen or taken away. It is reading that strengthens the mind to remain composed even under the adverse circumstances.

3. Career-oriented growth: Reading makes one more focused and coherent. It is all the more beneficial when you are reading something that can build your career. For example, if you want to be a public speaker, factual knowledge based on scientific data can help you come out with many useful arguments to support your viewpoint.

4. Memory workout: While reading a good book, it’s really easy to escape the real life and become absorbed in the events happening in the book. In some books, there is more than one narrative being told simultaneously and one needs to be proactive in memorizing the characters to understand the story. So, a good book is always an exercise of one’s brain.

Laurence Sterne has rightly said, “The desire for knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.” Picking up the right book can transform one’s life as our mind feed on the things we perceive. The perception, in turn, is created by what we read or hear.

How is technology integrated into the teaching curriculum?

The Indian education system is undergoing a rapid change as technology becomes an integral part of the teaching curriculum. From providing online resources to tablets to the students for learning, Indian schools are slowly becoming tech savvy. Teachers are more open to use study aids like power points and software to help students streamline their homework and classwork. Despite misgivings that students can become distracted with technology in the classroom, using the right tools leads to great results. But how and why should technology be integrated into the classroom?

cgc-blog-2To facilitate teamwork

Teamwork is not just for the corporate world anymore. Students need to learn how to work with teams not just to become better students, but also better professionals. Technology can facilitate teamwork, even remotely. This makes it easier for the teachers to assign team projects and for the students to execute it. Collaborative platforms and software allow students to communicate seamlessly while sharing ideas.

Offer better study aids

The traditional education system where teachers only taught from the textbooks is slowly being phased out. Students need better study aids or supplementary tools that can enhance their learning. Educational tools available online such as videos of science experiments, documentaries about specific topics, etc. can enhance their knowledge.

Prepare them for the outside world

It is impossible to run away from technology in real life. In modern offices, technology rules everything from team projects to employee reviews. Every field from advertising to engineering uses some aspect of technology to govern their work and growth. If students are taught early on how to use technology to supplement their skills, life in the corporate world will be easier.

Promote better growth and learning

There is no such thing as enough education. Why not hand our children the tools they need to grow and learn at their own pace. Online learning platforms are a hit with parents and students for this exact reason. Lesson plans that are easy to follow along and tutorials that offer hands-on learning are just what a student needs for a deeper understanding of the lessons taught in the classroom.

Introduce unique learning methods

When once textbook learning and rote learning ruled the world, technology has managed to create a complete transformation in how students learn. Teachers are becoming adept at recognizing that students need new learning methods, and hence, are open to allowing technology into their classroom. Unique learning methods make it easier for the students to understand difficult and complicated concepts. Technology-based learning methods also help reinforce what their teacher has already introduced to them in the classroom.

Unusual learning methods are quickly taking up space in classrooms. This trend in no way negates the need for teachers since technology should be used to supplement classroom learning. It is important for an educational institute to set goals and a road map for how to use technology to make sure it does not take over the classroom.

JEE: How to prepare for a stress-free exam experience?

The Joint Entrance Exam in India is conducted for admission into a majority of engineering colleges in India. This rigorous exam is conducted twice a year and the first round is right around the corner. The JEE is an intensive exam, often requiring months of preparation in advance. Students often stress out while preparing for the exam and bury themselves in their books. But preparing for the JEE doesn’t have to be stressful, so here are a few tips for a stress-free exam experience.

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Keep up with your hobbies

While everyone around you will tell you that you need to focus only on studying, that is not true. A healthy mix of study with breaks in between will keep you motivated and fresh. In between studying, take a break to read a few pages from your favorite novel, go for a walk or listen to a couple of your favorite songs. These activities are absolutely necessary for your mental health.

Study smart

Study smart but don’t slog while studying. The biggest thing to keep in mind is to focus on your weaknesses while studying and not your strengths, for obvious reasons. If you keep re-learning what you already know well, it does not help in your exam preparation. Instead, divide time on your subjects based on what requires your maximum attention.

 Eat and exercise

In the stress of studying for such a competitive exam, students often stop eating or forget to eat. But if you don’t eat, you will be unable to study for long stretches of time due to lack of energy. Your body needs nutrition for you to study. And exercise, it keeps the juices in your head flowing. Plus, exercising will keep you refreshed and active and drive away the lethargy that comes with long hours of sitting and studying.

Stay focused

Before you start studying, you need to make a list of all the topics you will be tested on in the exam. You can find a broad list of topics online or ask a professor to help you. However, once you have the list, make sure you stick to those topics. You will already be rushing to finish your syllabus, so why waste time on topics that might not even be on the exam? This will always reduce stress because you will be studying topics only in the list.

Analyze practice exams

One of the most common mistakes students make is ignoring the results of their practice exams. You will take many practice exams in your prep period. After each exam, make sure you go through the answers and analyze your answers to see where you went wrong. Another advantage of this strategy is that you will be able to focus better on which topics to study.

The JEE exam can be extremely stressful for most students, and it is important to be devoid of stress before you start studying. Stress can adversely affect your preparation and subsequently, the results of the exam.

Time Management Tips for Students

“Time is of essence” is a well-known adage told repeatedly to the students to motivate them to work hard. While the statement rings true, how will students utilize their time effectively if they are not taught how to do it? Students in school or college have so much on their plates that juggling their time becomes a difficult task. Therefore, here is our list of time management tips for all aspects of a student’s life that will definitely help them utilize their time effectively.

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Study on the go

A lot of students commute these days, so why not utilize that time effectively? Whether you are in the bus, the car, or the train, read a few a pages from your textbook or revise whatever you learnt in the class to make sure you understand the concept well. Traveling time is probably the most underutilized time, so why not make the most of it?

Create a schedule

Creating a schedule will give you a better understanding of what you have to do in a particular day or a week. Start each day with a schedule of what you have to do, which classes you have to go to or what homework you need to finish. You can also create a weekly schedule to manage your time for tests, exams or extra assignments.

Clear your doubts

So this might not seem like a time management tip, but it is. When you learn a new concept, it is not always clear the first time. If you have any doubts, you should talk to your teacher right away. Because if you are confused, you will waste time trying to navigate the topic on your own, which usually ends up costing you more time than usual. Remember, no question is a bad question.

Limit your social media usage

Limiting your social media usage, especially during the week is a key factor in managing your time well. During the week, make it a point to turn off push notifications from all social media platforms on your phone. You can also use apps on your laptop or desktop that limits the amount of time you can spend on a social media website on your browser.

 Set realistic goals

Always set realistic goals. Don’t set goals such as solving 50 questions in 30 minutes or reading 20 pages in 10 minutes because then, you are not studying or learning but doing something just for the sake of it. It is important to know your strengths so you know how to budget your time wisely in terms of schoolwork, studying and other tasks.

A calendar of dates

A calendar is a handy tool for students. If you know your examination dates ahead of time, create a calendar so you know what is coming up next in school or college. This calendar can be dynamic, so use it for adding assignment due dates, test dates, or any other deadlines related to school or college projects. This calendar will be a good reminder of how much time you need to spend on what task before it is due.

Theoretical vs. Practical Education: Which wins the education debate?

Education is what helps the society advance, and each country has its own individual education systems that function differently. The diverse approaches to education are due to the fact that each governing body focuses on different aspects of education. For some, it is more important to provide free education, and for others, it is more important to provide skill-based education.

Generally, the biggest debate in education is between theoretical and practical education. These two different approaches to education talk about the different teaching methods and end goals in both the categories.

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What is theoretical education?

Theoretical education is what we most commonly see in Indian schools today. This school of thought focuses on learning from textbooks and written materials. Theoretical education relies on examinations to test students on what they have learned by reading books or finishing assignments provided by the teachers. Theoretical learning largely focuses on writing and reading to imbibe concepts and to learn.

 

What is practical education?

Practical education takes a completely different approach to education. It focuses on teaching through practice. Practical education does involve some form of theoretical learning because that is the primary base of education. However, where this approach differs is it promotes experiments, solving real-life problems and applying theory to real- life situations. This allows students to learn exactly how the words in their textbook apply to real life.

 

The advantages of practical education

Captivates student’s interest

Practical education captures the students’ interest as compared to simply reading and remembering from a book. When students are allowed to do something with what they have learned, they are likely to be more interested in learning. No matter which grade a student belongs to, when given a practical activity to check their theoretical concepts, they are more likely to do it better since it is more captivating and helps them retain the information better.

 

Has a deeper impact

Students often forget what they have read within a month or two, despite exams and tests. With practical education, they are likely to remember more and the concepts they have learned will leave an impression for a longer time. Practical education also has a deeper impact on the minds of students as compared to simply reading and learning. For example, a student is likely to remember that a certain acid is corrosive if they see it actually causing this effect on a certain material.

 

Put theory to practice

Putting theory to practice is the best way to learn. This hands-on learning approach allows students to test what they have read about in books. This fosters curiosity and a love of learning in students, which is slightly difficult to do with just theoretical education. When students see for themselves what theory teaches them, they are likely to remember it better.

 

Real life situations

At the end of the day, students are educated to deal with real-life situations. With only theory in their mind, how will they know what to do in a real-life situation? For example, if we teach students about the concept of CPR by asking them to read the entire process, they will know what to do in theory. But in contrast, if we ask them to read the entire process and then actually perform CPR on a dummy, they are more likely to be able to give someone CPR in a real-life emergency.

 

Improves skills

Skills are what will help students become successful later in life. Whether it is problem- solving or technical skills, we don’t ask students to only read how to solve an algebra problem, we ask them to solve it. So why shouldn’t we incorporate skills for other subjects and fields into their overall school and college education? In the same way, teaching students how to perform a solder and allowing them to do it practically is a better way to help them develop this skill for their future.

 

No rote learning

Rote learning means reading and memorizing. For the longest time, the Indian education system has relied on this method to teach students. But rote learning doesn’t do any favors for the student or for their future. This learning method doesn’t challenge teachers either, because all they have to do is teach, make them memorize, and then simply test them. Teachers and students both benefit from challenging education techniques that involve theory and practice both.

 

Conclusion

A healthy combination of theoretical and practical education is the only way forward for our education system. Theory, by itself, does not teach the relevant skills or equip students for the real world. Practical education, by itself, cannot stand without a base in theoretical education.

Therefore, it becomes necessary to combine these two concepts in varying percentages based on the grade and skill level of the students to give them a quality education and make them better professionals.

Personal Development (Passions & Ambition Pursuing)

Today’s student needs to be prepared for the world in many different ways as compared to a student from 20 years before. It is essential for them to know what a good employer expects and prepare themselves accordingly. Whether it is staying updated with the technical skills in a particular field or ensuring that you are a good team player, a good student is always prepared for what the professional world has in store for them. This is where personal development comes into the picture. Personality development means learning new skills, honing existing skills and becoming more confident and empathetic. But why is personality development so important for a student?

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Why is it important for students?

Personality development is important for students for an array of reasons. A student in college is at a stage where they have the whole world in front of them, and all they have to do is be well-prepared before stepping into the world. This is a time for learning new things and putting them into action. Here are just some of the few benefits of personality development.

 

Confidence

Confidence is an important part of a student’s life. This is because confidence is what gets them interviews, meetings, and what propels them to the top. Personality development is a way to increase one’s self-confidence, whether it is by learning new skills, putting these skills into action or learning new ways to approach potential employers. Confidence is the key to success and personal development is the push that one needs to gain an abundance of confidence.

 

Ambition

Ambition is essential on the ladder of success, and today’s students are certainly ambitious. Personality development equips them with the traits required to be ambitious and goal driven to succeed. Ambition is not only about being technically sound and being confident in your technical skills, but it is also about knowing your goals and having a path mapped out to reach your goals. Ambition is being confident enough to pursue your goals and personality development can do that for you.

 

Purpose

A college student is at a stage in their life where he or she needs to choose a direction professionally. Finding a purpose for a college student is a tough job because there are a plethora of options to choose from. But through personality development, students are better equipped with skills to find a purpose in their life. They have the necessary skills required to interact with professionals in various industries and to decide which path to take.

 

Communication

A key skill in becoming successful in life is having strong communication skills. Whether it is speaking, listening or even writing, communication skills are essential for everyone, not just students. But a major chunk of personality development is how to speak well and how to be a good listener. In the long term, personality development can enhance a student’s communication skills, paving the way for them to be better professionals in the real world.

 

What are some essential personal development traits?

Personality development is a broad umbrella term, which includes learning a lot of new things, honing your personality to become a better employee, a better team player, a better professional, and a better person. In this article, we will also discuss which are some of the most important personality traits that are honed and learned in personality development.

 

  1. Willing to take on responsibility

Personality development teaches you how to be responsible. You become more likely to take on responsibility for your actions, act more responsibly when given essential tasks and are more likely to answer for both your mistakes and achievements. This is a trait that most employers are on the lookout for because they want their team to be made up of responsible and honest people.

 

  1. Proactiveness

Being proactive is a trait that is greatly valued in today’s world. Being proactive means that you are willing to take on any role and responsibility in front of you. A proactive person does not want to be assigned duties, he or she is more likely to pick up on what is required and do it themselves.

 

  1. Being courteous and compassionate

Being compassionate and courteous goes a long way in today’s world. Both these traits not only make you a good employee but also a good person. Personality development is the overall development of your traits, and emotional skills and soft skills are just as essential as public speaking and technical skills.

 

  1. Good team player

Today’s students are already being trained to work in teams. But personality development takes it a notch higher by teaching students how to be good team players. This includes taking on a leadership role and sometimes, allowing someone else to take a lead when you know that their skill set in an area is more advanced than yours. A good team player puts the team first.

Personality development is a continuous process. There is never an end to the growth and the learning. As you see and experience things around you, these experiences continue to shape the person that you are. Personality development is a way to enhance these experiences and help you become better at what you do. This process also helps you gain a better balance of your work and personal life, by teaching you skills like organization, punctuality, etc. Personality development helps you look for the important things in your life and make them your priority. You are more likely to set goals and achieve those goals. There is absolutely no harm in realizing that you need a few lessons here and there and taking those lessons to become a better person. Personality development is for everyone, but it is the most beneficial to college students who are preparing to leave behind the comfortable world and step out into the real world.

Ways to keep your hostel room clean and organized  

Life in a hostel is filled with fun and freedom, and lots of friends too. So, it is important that you don’t forget to keep your room neat and clean amidst all the fun, studying and exams. As a student, it can be hard to get the time to clean, dust, and sweep. But we‘re here to help you with a few tips to make your room look neat, clean, and organized.

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Make your bed

Always make your bed. It will take 30 seconds but will automatically make your room feel neat. Plus, studies show that making your bed as soon as you wake up makes your day much better. And hey, it’s a single bed with one bedsheet, a couple of pillows and a comforter, right? How long would it take?

Use a rug

 Brighten up your room with a funky rug, or a traditional design rug, if that is what you like. Regardless, a rug on the floor can completely transform the room, making it more cozy and inviting. And after a long day of classes, who doesn’t want to come back to a warm, comfy room?

Colorful pillows

 Another way to improve the look of your hostel room is by using a few colorful pillows. If you have a roommate who thinks just like you, maybe you two can create a corner by the window as a seating area, or use these pillows on your chair or bed. Pillows will definitely improve the overall décor of the room.

Laundry day

 One day a week is laundry day, but you can decide on the day. If you stick to one decided day, it will be easier to fall into a routine. Maybe Sunday morning can be your laundry day. Not all Indian hostels have a washer and dryer, and if you need to wash it or go out and give it to a laundry shop, decide on a day. That way, you know your pile of clothes will be demolished on that one day and it won’t turn your room into a shop’s dressing room.

Clean & dust

 Another thing to remember is that cleaning and dusting is an invariable part of keeping your room neat and tidy. But, you can decide on a day. Maybe once a week or once every fifteen days is a good time to clean and dust your room. And if you have a roommate, you can always alternate chores.

Extra storage

 For extra storage, you can get some plastic storage bins with locks or even fabric drawers that you can place on the floor or hang somewhere. These are easy and flexible storage options apart from your allotted space. You can also place these plastic or fabric drawers beneath your bed to save on space.

Posters on the walls

 Want to make your room more fun and inviting? Well, you can always put up posters on the walls. Old bed sheets with stunning designs and embroidery on them are also a good idea to use on your walls and make your room less dreary and more fun.

 So now, you definitely have no excuse to not turn your simple hostel room into a fun and comfortable room. Get started today!

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