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.
Take precautions on 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 at times, freshers think 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, a large number of students find themselves admitted to study a particular course they have no interest to study. Many of such students usually develop apathy for
academic activities. Some others take their academics with levity hoping they will switch into a more preferable course.
Often times, we hear words like, “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. Please, get this straight, no one is 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 studying.
- 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.
Generally, start studying early and employ the methods most suitable to you in studying. Never get fed up with reading.