Quit Vs Grit In College

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Grit vs. Quit How did she make that high of a grade? How does he make so much money? More importantly, how do I get awarded like they do? These are all questions one might ask himself when he is not doing as well as he thinks he should be. For one to become as successful as these other individuals, he needs to tap into his inner grit. College students who are the most successful have learned to push their stamina and fight through the marathon of a journey they take to their ultimate goals. Needless to say, college students with grit and without grit face the same challenges in their everyday lives. Because college classes are much more difficult than high school classes, both types of students must take time to plan out their weeks…show more content…
Students with grit and without grit go about handling quite differently these tasks they need to accomplish. They quickly notice that college classes are much harder than the classes they took in high school, and they may not have done as well on the first assignment as they thought they had. What approach do each of them take next? A student with no grit is more likely to accept that the class is going to be hard and that his grade is going to suffer throughout the semester. He may even believe that he has put forth all of the effort that he could give and there is nothing else he could do to fix it. However, a student with grit might be disappointed in the grade he received and decide that there is something he could do to help fix it. This student might seek assistance on the assignment that he struggled with so he will not have to worry about the same mistakes in the future, whereas a student without grit probably does not look for assistance to better himself. The extra assistance will allow the student with grit to achieve the highest grade possible. Another difference these students have is how they prioritize. A student without grit forgets to study for a test he has tomorrow and has already made plans to go out that night with his friends, but he assumes that he will do well enough on his test tomorrow and goes out with his friends…show more content…
If a college student can learn to continually better his grades by looking for assistance, putting his assignments and tests before his social life, and being responsible for his work and its outcome, then he has the grit it takes to be more successful. Learning to persevere in challenging times such as college can not only help one get their degree, but it will also assist him in the hardships to come in the real world such as working to make enough money to pay bills or meet deadlines. It is not to say that a student who does not use grit will never be successful, but he will never have as much success as one who uses it day in and day out. In the future, when one is finally in the workforce, he can either think “Wow, I really wish I was still in college because I never had to work this hard before,” or “Wow, I am so glad I learned to work hard in college because it has really paid off for me, and I feel as if I barely work a day in my life.” Which thought will you have when you reach this
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