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What qualities should a student have to achieve academic success in secondary schools?

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´╗┐What qualities should a student have to achieve academic success in secondary schools? Academic success is something that all students yearn for. However, it is not easily obtained and it depends on many factors. Different students achieve academic success in different ways. Some are naturally smart, while others work diligently to obtain this end result. However, there are a few basic qualities that a student should have to obtain this highly sought after academic success. Firstly, it is resilience. Secondly, humility and last but not least, the drive and desire to achieve. What is resilience? It is the ability to bounce back after failures and to continue trying. This is one of the greatest qualities a student should have to achieve academic success in secondary school. ...read more.

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The second quality would be humility. Humility prevents complacency and therefore prevents deterioration of academic results. Whenever a student scores well academically, it is indeed difficult to not feel pleased. If there student is not humble, he or she will eventually become complacent and not work as hard as he or she should have. This will result in the student not being able to fully achieve full potential. When a student is complacent, the drive to work hard will not be as strong as before. Even for the gifted students, complacency is not a positive sign. For this special group of students, it is not easy for them to be humble. After all, they are smarter than the average students. However, it is proven the percentage of academic success is higher for students who work hard then of the complacent gifted students. ...read more.

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Without the drive, students may still score well, but definitely not as outstanding as the ones who are motivated. Motivation is very powerful. It can affect the way the student think and the actions they take. It is essential in ensuring academic success as success only goes to the ones who wants it. Academic success is important in secondary school. It is the deciding factor on what tertiary education a student will receive. A student?s job is to do well in his or her studies and it is their own responsibility to do so. Resilience and humility are important qualities but both are not possible to be present in a student if the student is not determined to succeed and not motivated. With this attributes, a student can then be stretched to achieve his or her fullest potential and eventually achieve academic success. ...read more.

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