What makes a good student?

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What makes a good student?

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What makes an exceptional student? Is it someone who studies daily? Someone who gets straight A’s? Someone whose backpack is spewing with papers? According to The Washington Post, your average grade point determines your future.

Students and teachers may have different ideas on what makes an exceptional student. According to history teacher Mr. Righter, “Something that makes a good student is being focused and locked in.”

Other students say there’s only one way to define success. Steven Fields, 9th grade, said, “What makes a good student is getting good grades.” Most teachers agree with Mr. Righter, such as Chef Foster, who said, “A good student pays attention, puts forth effort, stays on task, and is disciplined.”

When it comes to the qualities of a good student, students and teachers have different views. According to Steven, “Qualities of a good student include good listening and doing all of your homework.” Chef Foster has a slightly different view. “The qualities of a good student include hardworking, honest, and respectful.”

When students aren’t at school some of them spend most of their time studying or doing homework, but how often does a good student really study? Both Chef Foster and senior Parker Shamelin have the same opinion, “A good student studies every day.”  Some might say that a student’s grade point average is the deciding factor of whether they get into the college of their choice or not.

Mr. Righter disagrees. “Hard work is more relevant than a grade point average.”

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