As students there is a need to change the status quo. There is a need to scrutinize the notions we hold.
Our educational system does not allow students to mask their level of understanding with their attendance to class, their level of effort, or other peripheral issues.
There is a need to go beyond the desire for success to pursuit for excellence.
Conceptually, excellence is performance that exceeds what was previously possible.
Excellence means being better tomorrow than one is today. Anyone desiring excellence must match his practice with his potential and perform at his best. Excellence is not an exception, it is an attitude that must prevail in all who long for it. If you desire to achieve excellence on a large scale, you must develop the habit in the details along the way. There are no accolades for average performance, so whatever you undertake carry it out with excellence. There is no limit to what you can attain with outgoing, continuous progress toward excellence.
There are a host of factors that contribute to academic success. The broad stroke issues that can influence performance in school include:
1. Socioeconomic status
2. Quality and quantity of time spent
3. Degree of physical and mental health
4. Effects of peer relationships
Other things that may influence academic success include self-motivation and meeting of nutritional needs.
Below are letter grade that student earn while in school and there is need to aim for the best.
A means that the student has completed proficient work on all course objectives and advanced work on some objectives
B means the student has completed proficient work on all course objectives
C means the student has completed proficient work on the most important objectives, although not on all objectives. The student can continue to the next course
D means the student has completed proficient work on at least one-half of the course objectives but is missing some important objectives and is at significant risk of failing the next course in the sequence. The student should repeat the course if it is a prerequisite for another course
F means the students had completed proficient work on less than one-half of the course objectives and cannot successfully complete the next course in sequence.
Once again the system don’t allow students to mask their level of understanding with their effort therefore the need to test our knowledge with real life situation.