SO HOW DID YOU GO?
How well did you pay attention?
What were you doing outside of school?
How well were you prepared for your exams and assessments?
How often did you fall behind in class work?
What were your results like throughout the year?
You are definitely ahead of all the rest of the students. You have great confidence when it comes to school tasks because of your efficient methods of study preparation and organisation. You are always focused and know exactly what results you want (the best result of course). However, you also need to take time out to relax and look after your health- constant studying can also cause stress and anxiety. It is also important to stay in touch with friends because high school is the best time to make friendships which will last forever. Don’t forget that you’re all in this together so make sure to help your fellow peers when they need help.
You have great potential to succeed. You are already putting a lot of effort in which is great because you are showing that you are motivated and care about your studies and want to be a top student. However, make sure that you are focusing your efforts in the right place i.e. your specific weaknesses. Don’t just do what you think will work, but take some time to understand where you have been failing and find specific solutions, find a study method that works for you. It’s also okay to get help from others if you feel you cannot learn/study all the subject material on your own. Maybe talking more to teachers, getting a tutor or simply reading more textbooks is the extra boost you need to get to the top. Never stop aiming high because success is never impossible.
You find it hard to keep up at times and often lose confidence in yourself too early and feel as if you’ll never be good enough to get top results. You have become complacent at being an average student and have stopped having high aims. Stop thinking these thoughts at once. You have the same potential as everyone else, you just need to be more motivated and stop being lazy. This simply means practising to be more focused and finding more time to study each week. Its a matter of changing your bad habits. If you’re falling too much behind than it’s a good idea to seek advice from teachers, maybe stay behind a few lessons to make sure you understand everything. Some people take more time to learn it doesn’t mean that they are not as clever as the others, everyone just learns at a different pace. Getting a tutor is also a good idea if you are still struggling with the content. Get some guidance, pick yourself up, and believe that you too can succeed.
You have lost all motivation and have stopped caring. Why? You simply don’t see how any of the stuff you’re learning can affect you. Well, it’s true that a few students have become successful without passing a single exam or going to university but don’t just lie under this false perception that everything will work out for you. More likely, you’ll eventually come to realise and regret not giving high school your best shot. Employers like to see credation and would judge you as a person to see whether you have the life skills and commitment skills which you actually gain through a good education practice. If you find your current subjects or even teachers uninteresting, than its still not too late to change. Its the start of a new year, anything is possible. Change your attitude and you can change your results- easy as that.
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*quiz by S4SCoaching, copy only with permission*