Fifteen Qualities of a Good Student

A good student not only works hard at their studies, they develop practical skills and observe the traditional values of their society.
A good student not only works hard at their studies, they develop practical skills and observe the traditional values of their society.

There is an English proverb: “The more you read, the more you learn.” However, studying from books alone will not help a student develop. In order to be truly good, they must strive in multiple areas: reading, travel, information technology, social activities, and leisure.

But there are a number of additional qualities and experiences that a good student should strive to acquire. They are described below.

Essential Qualities and Experiences

Games and Sports

Students who engage in sports and exercise are more successful.
Students who engage in sports and exercise are more successful.
 
1. An ideal student maintains their health and observes religious activities.
2. They are social and hard-working.
3. They love their country.
4. They actively take part in games, sports, and other extra-curricular activities.

Dedication to Knowledge

Good students dedicate themselves to the pursuit of knowledge.
Good students dedicate themselves to the pursuit of knowledge.
 
5. They perform social work.
6. They make proper use of their time and never shirks their duties.
7. They obey existing rules and regulations.
8. They devote themselves fully to the pursuit of knowledge.
9. They cultivate their virtues and values.
 
10. They have noble aims.
11. They give utmost priority to developing their character.
12. They lead a strictly disciplined life and never indulge in evil thoughts.
13. They spend most of their time acquiring knowledge about their chosen field.
14. An ideal student does not dabble in politics. Politics is responsible for many problems that youth face these days. A good student bears in mind that their student years are the time to prepare for the struggles of adulthood.
15. They are sincere, truthful, dutiful, energetic, neat, and clean.

Readers Say Books Are Most Important

More than half of the readers who voted in the following poll think that books are the most important thing a student needs to succeed—more important even than a laptop! What do you think?

Take This Poll!

Which of these is more important for a good student to have?

  • Books
  • A laptop.
  • A mobile phone.
  • A super bike.
  • All of the above.
See results without voting

The Role of Technology

A good student should understand information technology. They should have an Internet-connected laptop or something similar. In this area, students in the West have an edge over South Asian students. In order to catch up, we should provide student loans to pay for computers.

Four More Qualities of a Successful Student

Readers Say Patriotism is Important to Success

A majority by far of readers who voted in the following poll believe that students should love their country.

What do you think? Is it important for a successful student to be patriotic?

Should An Ideal Student Love His Country?

  • Yes
  • No
See results without voting

More by this Author


Comments 46 comments

sweetie1 profile image

sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Very nice and thoughtful hub. liked it but you forgot about teachers. In Asian cultures respecting and obeying teachers is more important than obeying parents as god himself said that if god and teacher both are there in room you should pay your respect to teacher first as he is the one who has shown you the path to God.


Phil Plasma profile image

Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

I'm not so sure about the politics thing - if a student runs for student council and is elected, this gives the student lessons in leadership that they would not otherwise have had.


sruthi 4 years ago

very nice its really the good qualities all the students have to go in this way and develop ur country and bring our country first in good qualities thanother countries


divya swetha 4 years ago

its very good essay we have to try to be an ideal student and everyones mind has same thought and always try to be good


habib 4 years ago

its really nice.

thanks breathing


mimi 4 years ago

hmmm...quit right but we can never be an ideal student without respecting our teachers it must be mentioned

well nice


Alee 4 years ago

If anyone wants to be an ideal student he or she should follow this carefully. No doubts, those qualities are good. Thanks for sharing....great hub..voted up.


breathing profile image

breathing 4 years ago from Bangladesh Author

Thanks @sweetie1. Yes, you are absolutely right. A teacher is a vital person of a student’s life. He is the conductor for the student. We all should respect them.


breathing profile image

breathing 4 years ago from Bangladesh Author

Thank you @sruthi. Thank you very much for your nice comment.


breathing profile image

breathing 4 years ago from Bangladesh Author

Yes, Fuzail. You are right. I will follow this in future. Thanks


suvam 4 years ago

a student should always cool ................. the posted comments are for the old generation children but ,now time has been changed we were grown up "to kya discipline ko apne baju mein rakhna hai ,arae apun bool ta hai bindas rehne ka ","to mein keheta huin be bindas make other bindas".


prashant 4 years ago

i am 20 yr old & i passed through lots of problem but i make all problem as my power . start handling ur problems convert tham into good.what u have just share with others.respect every one in life. belive in GOD.try to become good one day u will bicome."what u think u become" thanks for some thing new..good............


Shruti 3 years ago

Well.. that was amazing! All the qualities mentioned above must be involved in a student's life and it will open the doors of success for him! Even if the student iz really talented but he wont ever be able to nurture his talents until he follows these straits and become an ideal student! really enriching! Being student,i will definitely try my best to become an ideal student..! Thanx alot! :)


Aaron Francis 3 years ago

An ideal student must take he/her studies seriously, also he/her must be dutiful.


anirudh 3 years ago

an ideal student should learn that all which would helpful for his future to be a good student


iqra ayaz 3 years ago

hmm....quite ryt but we can never be a good student with out respecting our teachers nd our parentx.


meetakshi 3 years ago

like this but as iqra wrote we can never be an ideal student without respecting our teachers and elders


meetakshi setiya 3 years ago

nice and useful hub but an ideal student has the motto simple living and high thinking. you need to add some more things.

carry on!!


sadhana 3 years ago

very nice and useful.Every student must follow this.


zaid sheikh 3 years ago

hmm quite right but as meetakshi wrote we can never be a good student without respecting our teachers and parents

well nice


zaid sheikh 3 years ago

but nowdays ideal student moto is going opposite high living simple thinking


breathing profile image

breathing 3 years ago from Bangladesh Author

Thank you all for your valuable comments. What kind of problem @zaid sheikh?


kinjalka khatiwada 3 years ago

it's very nice. other students should also read this. now what to say..........

i have no words for it and thank you for posting my comment.


Snigdha 3 years ago

Now a days I am very sad and upset cause after changing my school fourth time it has become very difficult for me to make my good image in front of the teachers. Also these days I am feeling very depressive..... because of bad results and I don't know after working so hard for my board exams I couldn't do that well. I got what I never expected..:(:(:(


Gagana 2 years ago

It seems very motivating.. It's really very nice..:-)


the mind cracker 2 years ago

xellent hub students following these points will surely b successful in life .love it!!. correct path to success. awesome!!


Nainika Gireesh 2 years ago

One of the very important charactreistics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions. - A.P. J


jia 2 years ago

i extremely indebted to u for sharing these useful thoughts.


survi 2 years ago

Nice I also want to be a ideal student


Aman Azad 2 years ago

Very motivating.Very nice thought to expess the qualities of an ideal student. Its really very nice


Astha 24 months ago

This is very good for those students who have not any guide. They have been taken from this.


K.Tharuna Rathod 22 months ago

Its beautiful explenation& Now I want to be a ideal student


subha 22 months ago

I am trying to make someone as an ideal student.


Majok Deng 19 months ago

¤ An ideal student turns challenges to opportunities.

¤An ideal student has a well-defined vision and goals set for fulfillement.

¤An ideal student is ever flexible; adjust accordingly to stress, routine changes and pressure....

Thanks Mr. Author, may God bless you abundantly and lengthens your lifetime{John10:10}


bhoomika 18 months ago

That was awesome I am eager to read some more


Umakanta sorokhaibam 18 months ago

My name is umakanta from manipur thoubal district lamding khumanthem.I am very lazy in my study how to became a ideal student please tell me


breathing profile image

breathing 18 months ago from Bangladesh Author

@Umakanta sorokhaibam, It is a good sign that you want to become an Ideal Student. I am giving just four tips to you....

First: Keep your body and mind healthy and fresh by doing exercise, taking good and nutritious food and give a little bit time for prayer or meditation.

Second: Go bed early at night and get up early in the morning and start reading something related to your lesson or previous day's task.

Third: Just follow your class. Do everything what you got yesterday form your institution. Do not (never) let them incomplete for tomorrow.

Fourth: Do play your favorite sports or chose something as a hobby. Travel around when you got vacation. Spend time with your best friends. Do not miss any opportunity if you got any chance of learning something that make you happy.


M.Moorthi,Teacher in English 13 months ago

Hello,this is excellent article.first,I will try to become a good student hereafter


Ishaan Sharma 10 months ago

An exciting post highlighting the important qualities of a good student. Indeed these qualities are very much needed not only among the students but also within the general people for the betterment of the society. All the students should read this post in order to enrich their knowledge and have a basic understanding of what should be the qualities they should possess.

Good students are the backbone of a society. So the backbone should be healthy and stable. Otherwise the whole society will be destroyed. Good students are the ideal leaders who will lead the society towards success. If the good students have the mentioned qualities to a good extent then the society will get the best out of them. A society is destroyed when the good students get astray. That’s why there is a saying “if you want to destroy a society just destroy its ‘students”. Indeed this is a very good saying.


relationsolve 10 months ago

The author has beautifully the essential qualities that a good student. Yeah, there are a few qualities where there is option of not being in agreement with the author completely but most of the qualities are really necessary for a student to be “good” literally. I agree with most of the points. But the author has pointed out that good students do not involve themselves in politics. I can’t completely agree with this point. Yeah, modern day politics have led to the destruction of many bright students. But still I want to ask if good students are completely out of politics, who will then be the country’s leader in the absolute sense? Politicians are the one who lead the country or the society. So if a good student has all the mentioned qualities then he can go into politics only with the purpose of serving the nation; no personal benefit or interest.


James Anderson 10 months ago

I thank the author for bringing out the point “the role of technology”. In modern technologically advanced world, a good student needs to be fully aware about the proper usage of technology. There are both good and bad usages of technology. If a good student can use the good sides of technology for the society’s betterment then the society can be greatly benefited. Many people discourage the use of technology due to its bad sides. Many bright student pay heed to this warning and act accordingly. This is not the proper solution. If any of your body parts is affected by disease, you don’t cut the organ away from your body. Rather you treat that organ so that it gets cured. Same is the case with use of technology.

So instead of avoiding technology completely, a good student must use the good sides of it and benefit own and the society.


breathing profile image

breathing 10 months ago from Bangladesh Author

I mentioned staying away from politics in the negative sense. That is the negative politics of modern world. You cannot deny the fact that many bright students have destroyed their career going into the dirty politics. If any good student can keep all his studies and other relative thing and then join politics, I’ve no objection on that regard. Thank you all commenting here.


pstraubie48 profile image

pstraubie48 9 months ago from sunny Florida

breathing you have shared some very interesting thoughts here. Being a student who is serious about the pursuit of knowledge also needs some time for relaxation and fun too.

Thanks for sharing

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps


Ayushi 6 months ago

This very good thought.I am also a student


vespawoolf profile image

vespawoolf 4 months ago from Peru, South America

This is a thought-provoking article. Although reading is a core need in education, other qualities are needed to make for a well-rounded education. Thank you for sharing.


hari 4 weeks ago

this is a wonderful article i am eager to read some more

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working