Idea to write this post came to me after I posted the earlier blog post – New GRE Exam Study Plan – Target Score 1500+
There has to be certain set of traits that differentiates above average student from average and below average students.
Some of you might not agree to the argument I’m going to present here, but that’s my view and I’m expressing it here.
I urge you to have constructive discussion on this topic.
Read the following blog posts before you continue reading this topic
Did you read both the blog post above? If not, read them and come back here.
Above vs Below Average Traits
Study Plan shared by both readers are drastically different. Just by comparing the 2 study plans, I was able to identify following traits that differentiates Above average vs others (below and average).
- Practical Approach towards problem solving
- Organized in thinking
- Know his weakness and strengths
- Sets high targets.
- Aware of expectations
- Tracks Progress
- Open to Suggestions
- Willingness to Improve (Perseverance)
- Communication Skills
All the above 10 traits are visible with Below Average and Average students.
Extent and intensity of following the 9 traits will be inconsistent and less intense.
Example – How many times, you get motivated by after seeing a movie or certain instances, decide to get a fresh start, then motivation dies down gradually.
Even if an Average student (to my standards) has all 1 to 9 traits, but if they cannot communicate well, they lose the advantage in the real world.
In long run, to be a successful person in life, one should master all the 9 traits.
At any given instance, you will be able to survive, but if you want to go to that next level, you have to go to become Above average student.
Refer to the post How to be an “A” Grade student in “B” grade University.
It’s possible to become an Above Average student, provided your take determined effort to lift your potential.
Questions for you
Are you above average student? If not what can you do to improve your potential?
If this post has inspired you, please leave a comment.
If you have different view on the argument presented (opposing or supporting), let’s have a honest discussion.