To all those who were A students throughout your academic career, are you THE MOST
successful and accomplished in terms of career of your counterparts who were B or C students throughout their academic careers?
A students have the academic smarts and acumen. They also possess a strong work ethic early on. They are also highly committed and industrious; this school success oftentimes translates well into their future careers. A students also can go further in their academic careers than either B or C students. A students have a better chance of attending better quality of colleges and universities. A students have ADVANTAGES that B and C students DON'T have.
Many companies look at grades mainly to show dedication and the difference between a person who is willing to study 10 hours per week outside of class vs. 25 hours per week outside of class. People with high grades are usually more successful because of the opportunities given to them. They will be able to land a higher starting salary and easier promotions. A higher starting salary and promotions snow ball into even higher salaries and more promotions. When you compound these items over 30 years there will be a fairly large difference in lifetime earnings (and success if that is how someone wants to judge the meaning of success).
I guess you could say that I am the most successful and accomplished, but then again, I would say that most of my classmates have also been very successful and accomplished as we have stayed very good friends and have assisted each other in gaining a quality life through our community efforts where everyone has attained great success and notoriety. This is due in no small part to our great friendship and compassion for our community. When times are lean, we work harder to keep the community alive and prosperous. When times are great, we save for the lean times that we know will be coming. We live in a community that has been a central operation for both farming and manufacturing and everyone owns a part of one or the other. During the years since we graduated, I an my peers have built a fortune for everyone by working hard together so that everyone succeeds. With this honor society we have kept families operating positively for over 50 years. And, no one has ever felt slighted or over burdened. This is because our little community of 687 has always taken care of ourselves. No government is necessary for us because we have our own management without the political chaos and apathy. We succeed because we do not expect a handout, but a hand-up. So, we have all succeeded because we all follow the Christian path that leads to success. While others may believe in the government, we simply follow the slogan, IN GOD WE TRUST. This has provided us with a successful community because we do not get burdened with a jealous structure that embodies the federal, state, and local governments. We succeed, because our community is covered by volunteers who believe that they are destined to follow, GOD family, and community needs. GOD Blesses those that Glorify Him. And so we succeed greatly. PastorSpark
Most students now come to college entirely unprepared for even freshmen courses BUT with grade point averages well above average and generally in the high-"B" and "A" range. As such, we are at the college level we are increasingly seeing "A" students from high schools failing out of college and being dismissed for academic failures.
The reasons: (1) What is expected of high school students in terms of academic rigor coupled with pressure from parents and coaches to inflate grades is increasingly creating a gap between what is needed to be an "A" student in high school versus an "A" student in college; (2) Students are unwilling to make the commitment to their own learning needed to be "A" students; (3) Students refuse to believe that grades matter or that employers do actually review transcripts and do actually hire candidates with the highest GPAs.
So, if we are talking "A" students, we need to stress "A" students in college programs.
I was reading an interesting research study about how the brain is like a muscle. In order to build stronger muscles, then you must exercise those muscles through a lot of exercise....hard work. In order for the brain to grow, then you must continue to exercise your brain through challenging task and learning more than one way to solve a problem.
In this study, they had 2 groups that did not know how to juggle. Group A never juggled a day in their life. The juggling instructor presented different ways on how to learn how to juggle. They also practiced really hard everyday to learn that skill. The more they practiced learning how to juggle...the more better they got at that skill. At the end of the study, they were good at juggling.
Group B also did not know how to juggle. But, they was encouraged to not to practice. This group did not practice as much as group A. Group B was not provided the different learning strategies on how to master how to juggle. At the end of the study, Group B was still at square 1. They never learned how to juggle since they was not provided the chance to learn different ways to master that skill.
This study was also interesting because they point out how the brain will shrink if you do not put forth the effort on learning new ways to gain knowledge and challenging your mind. The active brain is a growing brain. The muscle also works the same....if you do not exercise your muscles, then it will turn to flab. In other words, do not expect for your intelligence to grow when you are not working hard to put forth the knowledge to learn ways to master that skill.
Ironically, I did not write down the name of the university that conducted that study. It was part of a little Amazon Mechanical Turk project I was reading about this weekend. I just found that study intriguing and wanted to share.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
that is totally false. It is the A students who are the MOST SUCCESSFUL in life. They have more opportunities to further their education and to succeed than either B or C students. A students are more likely to attend graduate, law, and/or medical school than either B or C...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 7 months ago
If a person was a C student through elementary, high school, & college(?), what areHIS/HER chances to be successful?
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