Acceptable Characteristics of a Successful Student
A good student is a successful student. Many students new to college do not know what it takes to be successful in the college environment. They understand good and bad grades in a general way, and they sense that they should attend classes, but that is where their knowledge begins and ends. Most instructors know and can tell you what a good student is - and is not. A good student is not necessarily the most intelligent individual in the class.
The following is a list of some acceptable characteristics of good students. This list is a description of what a hard-working student does and what a teacher likes to see. By learning these ...view middle of the document...
They also participate in class even if their attempts are a bit clumsy and difficult. They ask questions that the instructor knows many other students may also have.
Fourthly successful students see their instructors before or after class or during office hours about grades, comments on their papers, and upcoming tests. Successful students end up at their instructors’ office door at least once during the semester. They'll go out of their way to find the instructor and engage in meaningful conversation. These students demonstrate to the instructor that they are active participants in the learning process and that they take the job of being a student seriously.
Successful students turn in assignments that look neat and sharp. They take the time to produce a final product that looks good, and reflects of a care and pride in their work. Successful students seem driven to complete their assignments. All work and assignments are turned in, even if some of their responses are not brilliant.
These are just the basic character tests that you can apply to identify a successful student. There are numerous other characteristics that relate to their composure, group orientation, leadership role in group work, motivation decision and choice etc.
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