Definition Essay (Definition of Good Student)

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What Defies Us
All throughout your life you here how important it is to study hard, stay out of trouble, and to stay focused, but there is a lot more when it comes to being a good student and when the definition of good is “of a favorable character or tendency” and the definition of student is “one who attends school,” you’re going to have a wide variety of definitions for what a “good student” really is. Also, is a good student the kid that sits in the front, pays attention and works hard, but still struggles to keep a C plus average? Or is it the kid in the back texting away and still gets just as good grades if not better? Considering the perplexity of the subject it can be both and I believe it entails a deeper meaning than how intelligent you are in school.

First of all, being a good student has nothing to do with how smart you are initially. There are a wide variety of personalities in today’s society which effects the way we learn and we find ourselves having different points of views on just about everything. Not only is that a huge factor in the way we behave towards our homework, but it also affects us in the classroom. No teacher can successfully teach a group of students to their full ability because of the fact that there are so many different ways in which people learn best. Sometimes people might have completely opposite feelings toward the teacher and or the subject. Either way people are more inclined to do better in something that interests them.

Another thing I believe we can agree on is the wide variety of mental disabilities that are more and more common in today’s society. From A.D.D to Down syndrome there is an effect on your brain, but the way I look at is that someone with a severe case of autism can be a better student than someone with no mental disability. A lot of people with disabilities have to battle everyday to learn something that comes easy to most people and therefore some people would look at them as not being a good...
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