There are many reasons students in the various higher institutions of learning end up graduating with poor grades. However, observations have shown that often than not, the reasons these students end up poorly are actually caused by the students. They knowingly or unknowingly plotted their own misfortune.
Based on personal observations, below are 5 top reasons students end up graduating with poor grades;
Starting Poorly: How well you begin a thing often tells how well you are going to end. This is particularly true if you desire an outstanding academic achievement in your higher education. A food number of first class students are those who were serious enough to put in the needed effort into their studies right from their first year in the school.
They are not like those who will decide to use their first year in school to have “fun” and catch up with studies later. Such students usually end up realizing how difficult it is to truly catch up.
Little Or No Interest: There is hardly anything you can succeed in when you have little or no interest in such. The reason is that it is hard for you to put in the needed effort (and go the extra mile if need be) to succeed at something you have no interest in. Interest has a way of turning average performers into high achievers. Someone defined it as a psychological state of engagement. It’s that kind of enthusiasm you have towards something that makes you give it your best and maximum attention.
When students have little or no interest in their academics for one reason or the other, it has a way of negatively impacting their academic performances. Educationists are of the opinion that lack of interest is probably one of the strongest factors affecting students’ performances. This is who it is necessary for students to choose or apply courses they have interest on or academic aptitude for. For instance, why go for an engineering course when you know how you struggled in high school to make a “C” in Physics and Mathematics?
Misplaced Priorities/Poor Time Management: Many students give time and priorities to things that do not really matter and allow their studies and academic work to pile up unnecessarily.
To ensure an effective use of your time, you need to prioritize your daily activities. Being busy isn’t the same as being effective. Prioritizing and scheduling your daily activities creates a sense of responsibility and urgency. As a student, there’s need to organize and plan your daily activities in such a manner that you will have time for your studies on daily basis.
The fact remains that the major reason you are in school is to learn. Nothing else should occupy your time more than this. This does not mean you should not create time for other thongs. I am only saying that you shouldn’t forget that your main priority for being in school is to learn.
Negative Influence: There is a saying that goes, “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.” No matter where we find ourselves, the people we associate with will often determine the height of our possibilities. Achieving success is much easier when you are surrounded by the right people. The truth is you are going to meet the good, the bad and the ugly while on campus.
It is entirely up to to you who you choose as a friend. however, be mindful of the fact that whoever you choose as a friend will one way or the other determine your success.
Poor Study Habits/Pattern: Your success as a student hugely depends on your study habits/pattern. It is no longer enough to study hard, you have to study smart. Have you ever wondered why a student will study so hard and yet only manage to get a “C” and another student who seems not to have studied as hard, gets a better grade?
The difference is that one just studied hard while the other studied smart. No one is born knowing how to study. It is a skill that can be acquired. It is not enough to invest your time studying; you also need to know how to make the most of the time you dedicate to your studies. In other words, you need to know when (the right time) to study, what (the right material) to study and how (best approach) to study.
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