Thursday 9 June 2022

What Are The Qualities of a Good Student?


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If you're going to college for the first time, you might be wondering how to get the most out of it. Having the following traits will help you have a great time in college and still get good grades.

You Show Up

Many students are surprised to learn that showing up to class is one of the most crucial things they can do to do well in university. To show up, you just have to go to all your classes, get to classes on time, go to seminars and tutorials, and even go to your extracurricular activities regularly. By doing this, you won't miss out on anything you need to know, and it will be easy to keep up with your coursework.


You Embrace Failure 

Good students don't dwell on their mistakes or give up but instead learn from them. Because no one goes to college knowing everything, the education system is a safe place to make mistakes and learn from them. If you failed an assignment or a competition for an extracurricular activity, don't feel bad about it. Instead, figure out how you can do better the next time.


You Find A Healthy Balance 

Good college students are also able to keep their coursework and social lives in balance. By learning how to do this at college, you will enjoy your time there and might even get ready for a job in the future. Life is all about balance, and learning this – and how to achieve that balance – early on is a useful life lesson. 


You’re Careful With Your Time 

On the same note, you should keep in mind that your time in college or university is limited and will be over sooner than you think. So, every second counts, and you have to make good use of your time. Choose clubs and groups that you are interested in, and that will help you get ahead in your career. Make sure you don't have too many extra activities that keep you from going to class, however. Make the time for important study trips and extra lessons where you need them. 


You Meet New People

Spend time making friends and getting to know people while you're in college. People just like your classmates will be your coworkers one day, and they will give you a different way of looking at the world that will make your college experience more interesting.


You Ask For Help

When you get stuck, make it a habit to ask for help. Many students think that asking for help with a school project or essay makes them seem less intelligent, but that's not true. Most of what you'll learn in college is very new and different from what you learned in school. By getting help, you can learn everything much faster and do better on tests.


You Pay Attention In Class

In keeping with this point, make an effort to engage in class and ask questions if you don't understand anything. As a result, you will spend less time studying to figure out what the course teacher was teaching. You might instead spend that time improving on what you have already learned and making a better job of remembering it. 


*Disclosure - this is a collaborative post*


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