Many students understand and assimilate lessons better

After their teachers had left the classrooms

Only a few fast-learners or brilliant pupils

Can fully comprehend school work

Before revising them after their classes

Attending classes and paying attention

To the explanations of teachers

Would enable you to clearly understand lessons

All alone during self-study

Or in other words during revision

And when students revise their lessons together

They share knowledge among themselves

As they brainstorm and widen their level of understandings

Some students feel free to ask questions

And speak their minds

Whenever they learn in the midst of their classmates

Don’t leave your class notes and textbooks unread

Hoping to do so when exams are fast-approaching

Revise your notes before your teacher

Comes back to teach you again

This makes it easier to understand and master your lessons

Any word that is unfamiliar to you

Look them up in a dictionary

This is a very good way to learn

And it also improves your vocabulary and grammar

Gather to learn together in school

Don’t gather together to crack jokes

Or discuss trivial matters all the time

When you read a topic once

You may not understand it properly

But when you read the topic again and again

The terms used in it become familiar to you

And this makes the explanations clearer

The stated examples become easier to understand

Exercises and discussion questions become simpler

Avoid distractions while revising your work

Concentrate and be determined to study well

Unforeseen circumstances may even while away your time

 When exams are approaching

Thereby preventing you from having enough time to read well

But since you’ve previously revised your class notes again and again

A little time you spend on reading

Refreshes your mind

Furthermore, may be you don’t know

Your teachers also revise their notes and textbooks

The more you read and re-read a topic/lessons

The more you understand

Last minute revision before exam

Is also extremely helpful

NOTE: I need Traditional Publisher/Press/magazines to publish my eclectic poetry collection.


Rasheed Olayemi

Rasheed Olayemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into the family of a business magnate, late Alhaj Chief Mustapha Temitope Lasisi. He is a teacher. He has taught in private schools in Abeokuta and Lagos for over a decade as well as manifold extramural classes. He has a great deal of experience in teaching. He is also an author. He writes poetry, prose, and dramas. Olayemi is the author of Poetry for the Rightful Thinkers published by Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, USA. The book won The Gold Seal Of Literary Excellence Award after a meaningful review by The US Review of Books in 2014. He is also the author of Poetry On Moral Values published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Houston, Texas, USA. Some of the short stories he authored were The Regrets of Omotolu & The Illegitimate King published by Smashwords & Amazon, MATOWO (a Yoruba language short stories) published by Evans (Brothers) Publishers, Nigeria. In July 2013 he attended the International Education And Resource Network (IEARN) Conference held in Doha, Qatar. He had worked in Dubai, UAE for a few years.

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