Imagine you have a job and that job was to eat frogs every day, how would you go about it? Which type of frog would you eat first? The smallest frog or the biggest frog?
Mark Twain famously wrote:
“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do this first thing in the morning. If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”
What does this mean for students?
When prioritising your homework, studying and revision, it’s essential that you get the biggest, most daunting topics out of the way first. Eating that frog (the hardest and most undesirable task) first, will allow you to use most of your energy on tackling the difficult task as opposed to using it on easier tasks.
Many students will do the easy tasks first to get them out of the way, but a lot of research shows that the remainder of the study session run smoother when the frog is gone.
What happens if the frog is hard to swallow?
That’s where we come in! At Spark Academy, we are always here to help you swallow that frog and digest it better! Why not check out a Spark Vids, or look back at the notes we have provided? If you are still finding the frog difficult to swallow, make a note of the question and bring it to your next lesson with the tutor. We are always happy to help! Be proactive and utilise your teachers at Spark Academy!
Remember, your brains are not fixed at a certain intelligence. Your brains continue to grow through lots of practice and training.
So what are you waiting for? Take the leap and eat that frog!