The 11 Habits and Traits of Successful Students, How They Out-Perform Their Peers
Successful Students Operate Differently Than Their Peers.
Here’s what they do:
- Efficiently pull out the thesis and secondary important ideas from academic texts and lectures/discussions across every area of the core curriculum.
- Take notes on reading assignments that are organized, succinct, and completed prior to the topic being discussed in class.
- Bring their notes to class so that they can be edited and added to with new ideas covered by the teacher.
- Ask for assistance from teachers, parents, tutors when the student does not fully understand a topic or assignment, well in advance of due dates.
- Plan each week so that they can efficiently complete all schoolwork and have plenty of time for play, social activities, and relaxation.
- Clarify the results they would like to achieve at school and in life and hold themselves to those goals.
- Break down large goals and projects into small and specific tasks to be completed.
- Know and maintain the routines, habits, and feelings that keep the student healthy, happy, and productive.
- Accurately gauge the amount of time needed to complete school and personal tasks.
- Review the preceding week’s tasks in order to keep track of uncompleted tasks and lessons to be learned from positive and negative results.
- Make consistent, regular efforts over time rather than working in an all or nothing fashion.