Why am I here?
The SA Memory Institute is an educational institution and our goal is to assist scholars with learning, life and entrepreneurial skills. These skills will be shared with you during the course of this week.
Our aim is not to force these skills on you, but to share them with you. We ask you therefore to work with us and evaluate your techniques and maybe combine them with our techniques - in such a way that your skills will improve.
Some of these skills or techniques might seem silly, stupid or maybe logical, but unfortunately it is these simple things that need to be repeated in order to make them a part of your life. We are not forcing you to change; we are showing you different and easier ways to make your studies easier and more interesting.
It really is important to analyse you study methods. Facts will be thrown at you throughout your whole life. So it is up to you to utilise them and make the most of what you have got.
So: take part, listen, share and learn. Some of these facts will make a difference. To be successful it is important to take the good from other people's lives and make it a part of yours!
"Let's talk business!"
"Two students didn't know what to do, so they decided to toss a coin. They said: "heads, we go to the beach, tales we go to the movies and if the coin lands on its side we will go and study!"
"Is that what you do?"
Yes, it's true that your parents, teachers and yourself expects a lot from you, while you are already giving it your best. You are using your talents and the opportunities God has given you.
Often you can do better. The reason? Well, you think you are using the correct or most efficient study techniques; but some students are still saying:
Our aim is not only to improve your marks. Yes, it is important, but maybe you hate studying or you are just studying for the sake of studying?
The good news is:
"But the not so good news is": to be a successful student you have to be a hard worker! There is no magic recipe, but you can achieve more with less effort.
For example: Your dad asks you to dig a big hole in the garden. You can use a spoon. Eventually you will finish, but if you use a spade you will do a better and faster job. Both ways you will sweat and dig a hole. It is just a question of using the correct instrument and techniques.
What am I saying?