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How to map your way through IB

If you have just entered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, you may find yourself wondering what the journey will entail and what comes next,
Here are some strategies to help you stay motivated during what is sure to be an adventurous but challenging ride:

Stay on top of your to-do list

As you take on this academically rigorous degree, the easiest way to stay motivated is to keep feeling a steady stream of accomplishment. For this effect, you may want to create a to-do list of tasks and keep tackling them as they come. The more on top of this list you manage to be, the easier it will be to keep the motivation high.

Envisage your end goal

As deadlines approach and the course load gets overwhelming, you may get bogged down by it. At this juncture, it is crucial to keep your end goal in mind. This is why having ambitions is so helpful to begin with. It is a place to revisit when you start to question yourself or doubt your abilities. The stronger your vision of your goal, the higher your motivation to stay dedicated to your I.B. path.

Know what you need to accomplish

Along with having a clear idea of where you want to reach, you need to know which milestones you have to cross to get to your dream. If you do not have a plan yet, it is time to sit down and reflect. What kind of colleges are you looking for? What majors would you want to pursue? Then, get some insight into what it is to get there. You can use your I.B. degree to set yourself up for success in college by tailoring it to your interests and pre-orienting yourself to your college aspirations before you even start applying. This will help you stay on track with the required prerequisites and show a sincere, dedicated interest in what you are trying to accomplish to college admission officers. Staying motivated will be a default mode when you love what you are studying!

Seek help and guidance

The I.B. is an international college-focused degree. The curriculum is valued and recognized everywhere in the world. This means that developing the right tools for studying and engaging with your academics will be a lifelong skill of value. To this effect, look for the right tutors to help you on your journey! After all, the methods you employ now will be with you for a long time.
The I.B. is but a preface to the college workload. Apart from being a starter pack for college, it is an excellent opportunity to learn how important it is for you to develop relationships with your support network. Your family, teachers, friends, tutors, and counselors are here to help you on project college! The more you nurture this network, the less lonely the journey will feel, especially since there are bound to be times when you feel downtrodden and overwhelmed. At these low moments, people around you can lift your spirits and nudge you in the right direction.
P.S. Networking is a great skill to carry to college, so getting a headstart will only help you stay motivated!