8 Reasons Why Students Fail in Assessments

8 Reasons: Why Students Fail in Examinations?
By Ahmad Amirali

It is every students’ goal to pass their exams, and monthly assessments with flying colours and I believe every student strive, as per their ability, to achieve that goal. However, what makes some students to secure less than others or even failed their exams? I heard students’ post exam result in views, ‘All my questions were right, then what happened? Why I secure less? Etc’. There are many factors involve in students’ success in their exams.

These factors are; Time Management, Preparation, Procrastination, Distractions, Perseverance, Self-esteem, Confidence, Interest, Study Strategies, Proper Information. These ten factors should be known to every student of all ages.

  1. Proper Time Management

Active time management is vital for the student to balance all the responsibilities which include study, homework, family and social time. However, most of the time, students fail to manage their time effectively resulting in poor grades in examination

  1. Proper Preparation

To prepare thoroughly for your exams, you need to fulfil the first component of the recipe, i.e. time management. Student mainly depends on teachers and parents; therefore, they wait for the deadline and start studying at the last minute. The last-minute preparation is no preparation at all.

  1. Avoid Procrastination

Stalling (delaying) always ruined the formula. Again, proper time management is the Anti-Procrastinating strategy. It is is not only ineffective, but also it results in stress, depression, nervousness, and poor performance. Therefore, instead of delaying finishing tasks/homework, finishing it on time makes you relaxed, and you can use the spare time for any other social or family responsibility.

  1. Avoid Distractions

Technology is the vital part of our lives and, guess what, it is also the source of distractions. In the presence of smart gadgets that includes cell phones and the internet, one can easily distract from the given task resulting in procrastination.

  1. Be Confident

Good self-esteem allows you to walk through life confidently. Also, your self-esteem and good grades can provoke you to hold new opportunities and apply for scholarships.

  1. Overconfidence

Similarly, when good-self-esteem brings you confidence, overconfidence would result in ignoring small but crucial details. Moreover, overconfidence creates a fake bubble that you know everything, and you don’t need to study

  1. Wrong Study Tactics

Unfortunately, most of the students don’t know how to plan their study. Students think studying means reading and copying classwork notes while they should understand and learn the concepts instead. Improper study plan leads you to chaos in the end and resulting in low grades.

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