Reasons Why Some Students Study Very Hard But Still Fail Exams
Ever wonder why some students read very hard every semester but surprisingly fail their exams at the end of it all? Such students read almost every day and night and are perceived by their mates as hardworking students who deserve to succeed academically; however, their poor grades keep surprising them and everyone else.
If you study hard and your grades seem not to reflect your hard work, then its time you stop working hard and start working smart.
Here are some reasons why some students study hard but fail.
1. Upholding hard work while neglecting smart work: Hard work is good but hard work when done smartly is far better and produces greater result. Hard work starts with reading and ends with more reading. Students who uphold hard work while neglecting smart work believe they must read every note, text-book, handout and all materials they can get to be able to pass.
On the other hand, smart work involves reading and settling back to self-examine whether what is being read is really required for passing exams. Students who seem to read less but still perform excellently well have been able to combine smart work and hard work.
They are able to smartly figure out what they need to read to pass. They know they don’t have to read all the textbooks in the library to be able perform well.
2. Not knowing when it’s enough: Studying saps energy. When you become tired while reading it is important you take a break, take a walk or go watch TV before returning to your books.
Most students read hard and fail because they stay glued to their books even when they’re exhausted and need rest. In such condition everything they’ll be reading stops making sense but they continue nonetheless.
3. Having difficulty prioritizing what’s important: Not all courses or subjects are read the same. Seemingly difficult subjects or courses should be given higher priority. Also, courses that are prerequisites are more important than electives and thus must be given more priority as we study.