Education they say is the bedrock of the society. Coming out with flying colors would be the dream of every student who indeed burned the midnight oil. For those who played truancy while in school, failure certainly would be the end result.
There are many factors that can contribute to a
student not graduating with good grade. Likewise, there are many factors that can make a student soar like an eagle. In all these, the cliché summarizes it, ‘’failure to plan, plans to fail’’.
Many students fail to
graduate with good grades for reasons which can
be traced directly to them. They knowingly or
unknowingly plotted their own failure.
These 5 things can deter your academic success.
Poor Start: It is said that the beginning of a thing
matters. This is true if you aim to graduate with
good grades. It has been observed that students
who end up graduating with good grades are the
ones that started putting the needed effort right
from their first year.
Many think that they have plenty of time, so they
use their first year to have “fun”, party around.
Believing they can get it right perhaps in their second level.
Lack of Interest: For one reason or the other many
students find themselves admitted to study a
particular course they have no interest to study.
Many of such students usually develop apathy for
Some others take their academics with levity hoping
they will change into a more preferable course.
“I’m here just because my parents want me to be
Please note, if you don’t have interest for a thing, the tendency you’ll succeed is minimal.
Misplaced Priorities: One
major cause of failure is broken or diverted focus.
You are in school to study and learn. That means
you shouldn’t focus on something else at the
expense of the main reason you are in school. I
am not saying you shouldn’t take out time to
socialize, have fun, etc. but don’t indulge in these
things at the expense of your study. In higher
institutions there are many things that will likely
get you distracted. Hence, the need for you to get
your priorities right, set relevant goals and
eliminate as much distraction as possible in order
to remain focused on your main objective.
Negative Influence: In campus, you are going to
meet the good, the bad and the ugly. Therefore
who you choose or allow to choose you as a
friend will likely influence you either positively or
negatively. Beware of “friends” who will
discourage you from attending lectures and
Poor Study Habits: Since the main objective you
are in school is to study and learn, your success
will depend on your study habits/pattern. Studying
hard is not enough, you also need to study smart.
An effective study habit considers what to study,
when to study and how to study.
You want to get good grades?
Toughen up to match the stress.
Don’t let anyone or anything deter you; some senior students may tell you how you cannot get more than C in that lecturer’s course – they just gave you a clue to getting an ‘’A’’. Now you know you have to work harder and smarter than them all.
Start studying early and employ the methods most suitable to you in studying. Never get fed up with reading.