Effective qualities of a good student or a learner

If you want to do well at school or in your course of study, then check out these qualities of a good student or learner that will inspire you to excel.

Have a target goal

When we talk about a person’s goal, we actually mean (the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result). Having both short-term and long-term goals will help you achieve something much better. Your short-term goal may be to finishing each subject or course of study with a minimum of an A- for an overall grade or with a B, depending on your teacher or a school’s grading system. Examples of your long-term goal may be graduating or finishing your course of study on time an honor or a good grade.


If you want to be an excellent student, then you need to be focused on your goals. This means limiting yourself to television, social media, and other hobbies to give more time to your studies.


Give more time to study your lessons and finish your assignments. Try as much as possible to overcome laziness and procrastination.

Team Player

In many cases you have to work with your classmates in group activities. Therefore, if you want a positive result for each performance, then you need to cooperate with them. Treating your groupmates as competitors would do your grades no good.


Perseverance equates with hard work. No matter how challenging your subjects/courses are, you will not give up and settle with mediocracy. You will always exert enough or more effort just to come up with excellent output or performance.


There should always be something to motivate you to keep doing your best in your studies. One could be the hard work or sacrifices of your parents just to send you to school.


A good student is always on time. Yes, punctuality is hard to maintain, but if you are determined to get the most of your studies, then you will strive to come to school early. This will not only save you from a bad impression, but it will also keep you from missing early quizzes and other activities.


Being respectful of your teachers or Instructors, and to other people in general, and your fellow students or course mate is a sign that you are more than a good student—you are a good person. Therefore, make it as a habit to greet or at least smile at those you meet both online or on the walkways.


Try to asking questions or research for things you do not know. Cheaters do not make good students, so say goodbye to your cheating buddies. Exams are evaluations of your learning. Meaning, it does not matter if you do not get perfect scores as long as you get to assess how much you have learned from a lesson.


Being resourceful means finding ways when there seems to be no way. For instance, if you have a project but you lack the money, then you can recycle materials that can be used to create it.


Recitation and class participation have big contributions to your performance as a student. For this reason, you need to shake off that shyness away and be confident to participate in every discussion and activity.


A good student is organized in everything, including time management and school things. This will help you avoid cramming and forgetting where you have inserted your assignments.


This does not talk about seeing your classmates as rivals. Instead, being competitive means you do not back out from any challenging activities in your classes. For example, if your teacher gives a difficult science problem or project, you try to research it on your own rather than just wait for your classmates to do it all.


You are not hesitant to voice out your ideas in the class, participate in contests, or join a school organization. You believe in yourself.


A good student is good at socialization too. The only thing that might hinder you from making friends with your classmates is either you consider them as threats to your goal to top the class or you think you are not good enough to be friends with them. Both are signs of insecurity, so try as much as you can to be friendly.

Be teachable and do not be a bully.

Be humble to accept corrections and ask for help if you cannot find a lesson difficult.


As a good student you should be well-rounded. You should not forget that you have other roles in life too, such as being a child, a sibling, and a friend. Make sure you can still help in doing house chores, spend time with your family, and hang out with your too. This shows your flexibility and help in your mental health being.


This simply means you finish your school requirements on time, be able to review or study your lessons ahead of exam schedules and attend to the tasks assigned to you by your teacher or group mates.


A self-reliant student is independent. Meaning, you can work on your requirements alone and with little supervision.


You cannot expect an entire school term to be smooth. The best way to survive triumphantly and without suffering from too much stress is by keeping a positive attitude. Never surrender no matter how hard it gets.

 Learn to volunteer

A good student has initiative. You can volunteer to clean up the house, suggest ideas to the group, and volunteer when the teacher asks for participants in an activity.

Published by Abo Aondofa Ephraim


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