How to choose a course to study isnt something students should be depress about, as it is very simple and easy to do but sorry to say, simple things confuse people.
Recently, I gave some who was about to write jamb and also some that wrote jamb the privilege to ask me questions via my whatsapp.
After a long chatting of questions and answers, I found out that the major problem students are having is how to choose a course to study.
This article will help explain using proof and statics to help you see the best choice and then you can choose your course to study.
NOTE: I AM NOT HELPING ANYBODY OR DECIDING WHAT COURSE ANY STUDENT IS TO STUDY BUT I AM HELPING STUDENT SEE WHAT THEY ARE GOOD AT.
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HOW TO CHOOSE A COURSE TO STUDY
To choose a course to study for your self, I need you to answer all these questions and be truthful to your self.
These questions are eyes openers and they will help you see what you are good at.
During the time I was to register for my jamb exam, I saw this student who was feeling his jamb form and he was frustrated(I could see frustration in his face).
So I walk up to him and I tried to see what was going on, after a few chat he was able to open up to me that his mother wants him to study economics but he wanted to be an engineer.
And so with regards to what his mother has said, I was to leave him alone but my mind asked me a question “what if he isnt good in economics?, who is going to bear the consequences of his actions tomorrow “.
So I walk up to hom and advice him with just few words, and I said to him “who will bear the consequences of your actions today in the future?” and I left him.
Seeing him later, he told me that he considered it and choose to carry his own load and choose what he wants.
Note that I wasnt trying to make him disobey his mother, I was only trying to making him see his tomorrow that his actions today, whether he choose to follow his mother directions or his, he is the one to bear the consequences.
When you go to the university, you see student whose talent is to sing but they are in engineering nearly getting along with a lots of carry overs.
questions you need to considerwhen you decide to choose a course to study
1.what do you spend most of your time doing 2.who is your mentor and what do you like about him/her 3.what content is more in your mobile phone 4.do you want to spend your life blaming your parents and love ones 5.if you could change the world using just one field of study, what field would you imagine that to be? 6.Ask for directions in prayers
What do you spend most of your time doing?
To figure out what course to study, you should first find out what you spend most of your time doing as this is the stepping ground for you.
If you take a brief review of your past life, what is that thing that you spend most of your time doing.
Is it reading? Then reading about what?. Is it dancing, do you love to look at buildings(structures), do you enjoy talking or you love seeing different categories of automobile.
If you can find what you spend most of your time doing, write it on a piece of paper as we have more work to do.
who is your mentor and what do you like about him/her?
People are our greatest motivation. If you are not clear about what you spend most time doing, then find out who your mentor is and see why you spend more time studying their lifes.
See what you like best in them and that is what you are growing to become. You can pick up your course of study from there.
what content is more in your mobile phone?
If you give me your mobile phone, I will figure out what and were you are going overtime by the contents of your phone.
If all your videos are about football then I bet you just find a career for your self.
If your devices has more people singing, then you need to follow that.
do you want to spend your life blaming your parents and love ones?
You definitely dont want to blame people for choosing your career for you. You should try as much as possible to take advice from them but when it comes to actions, you should take the risk and do what you want.
If you do what you want, you will end up blaming yourself or thanking your self but if people do that for you, you might end up regretting.
if you could change the world using just one field of study, what field would you imagine that to be?
I guess you have watch different movies on how people use different field to change the world.
You must have heard of likes like ben Carson, isaac newton, archemedis and lot more.
This people use law, medicine, physics and other field to change the world and my question for you us this What do you want to change the world with?
Ask for directions in prayers
Prayers is the best among all best. Asking GOD in prayers is what you should do if you are confuse about what course to study.
What ever your religion is, prayers give you an awareness and a direction on where to go and what to do.
In CONCLUSION , I encourage you to focus more on the above questions and the backing them up with prayers.
This is my method to choose a course of study. If you find it useful, please share to others. And also which of the method do you find interesting among the 6 questions?