6 Ways Hermione Granger is a Better Student Than You

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6 Ways Hermione Granger is a Better Student Than You

6 Ways Hermione Granger is a Better Student Than You

(and what you can do to catch up with her!)

          Whether you loved Hermione or thought she was a nag, no one can deny that she was the smartest kid at Hogwarts. Sure, she seemed to be born a brain, but there were obvious signs in nearly every scene she was in that proved she was no wallflower. Like that reference? Pretty clever, eh? Anyway, she rolled up her sleeves and did the hard work to get the grades, solve the crimes, and help her friends become their personal best, too.

Read on to learn the 6 ways you can be more like Hermione Granger to get the most out of your academic career!

1.    HERMIONE STARTED WITH BEING PREPARED: Hermione always planned ahead, showed up on time and with all of the necessary supplies, and never put anything off till the last minute. She was prepared, organized, and eager to face academic challenges.

2.    HERMIONE PARTICIPATED IN CLASS: Remember how often (and eagerly) she’d raise her hand to answer questions in class? It annoyed Snape to no end, and if you were as overly eager as her it might annoy your teacher, too. However, part of being prepared (see number one on this list) is that you’re confident when a question is asked, and really do want to discuss the topics being covered. When you fully grasp the material, you’re able to really dive in and participate, making class…dare we say it…fun!

3.    HERMIONE WAS VERY WELL-READ: Hermione wouldn’t shortcut an assignment (book report, essay, review) by looking for online summaries or, better yet, finding the movie or Netflix adaptation of the book in question. She would read the book (if she hadn’t already) and underline it, fill the margins with notes, look up anything that needed clarified, and have sticky notes sticking out of nearly every page. Now, you don’t have to do all of that, but the point is, if you want to be a great reader, writer, and student, you need to add a challenging reading schedule to your repertoire.

4.    HERMIONE TEAMED UP WITH OTHERS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS: Harry and Ron wouldn’t have solved most of the mysteries in the HP series without Hermione’s wit, knowledge, and skill. Often, though, Hermione gleaned a lot of insight from her friends’ different perspectives that she wouldn’t have figured out on her own. It always helps to study with others, ask questions, and learn to see things through another’s point of view. Plus, it helps to have some other people share the workload at times.

5.    HERMIONE WOULD NEVER SKIP CLASS: Do you hit the snooze button multiple times every morning? Blow off class when you need a mental health day? Stay up late because it’s not a big deal if you miss your morning class? That’s a big no-no for a girl like Hermione, and it should be for you, too. It’s not too late to turn this one around. You never know what opportunities you’re missing when you skip class. Let your teacher and fellow students know you’re serious by showing up. Most importantly, look at it as showing up for YOU, since it’s your education on the line. Besides, sometimes unexpected things happen like making new connections, someone bringing in free food, or getting a good tip you can use in your academic or personal life.

6.    HERMIONE WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT LEARNING: Not only was she quick to raise her hand, but Hermione doubled up on classes (remember the time-turner?) so she could squeeze in as much learning as possible. Why? Because she wanted to make a difference in the world someday with the education she received at school. She once said, “No, I’m not going to work at the Ministry of Magic, I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”

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