Kewauna's Ambition: The Influence Of Successure In High School Students

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High school students don’t know how they can succeed in school and improve their academic performance. A student in high school with unexceptionally easy courses could glide through high school with very limited effort involved and receiving mediocre results. The student receives low grades since they are not required or expected to exceed above any standards set by the administration. When that student graduates high school and begins their college career or applies for jobs, they are vacuous and struggle since they only took the easy route throughout their early life and was never prepared. Unfortunately, most students end up in that predicament of not being prepared for their future struggles and fail to succeed since there was never any…show more content…
Teaching children motivational skills and good learning techniques at a very young age can have a massive positive impact on how successful those children would be in their future. In the nonfiction article Kewauna’s Ambition, the author explains that her success came from her own self motivation, and the help from an organization that helps troubled kids. The author states “what was most remarkable to me about kewauna was that she was able to marshal her prodigious non cognitive capacity - call it grit, conscientiousness, resilience, or the ability to delay gratification.” (Tough, 2015). He relates the experience and resilience of Kewauna to other teenagers who share the same experience. Many also believe that motivation and willingness to learn is taught by parents, teachers, and peers. The success of students does not solely depend on the school 's ability to provide programs and help, but the ambition of the student alone. In contrast, those methods of teaching skills at a young age don’t always have a lasting effect on the children throughout their entire academic career. At a young age, students may have that extreme motivation of never failing throughout their life and when they get older, that desire to keep succeeding is gone. The overconfidence of possessing high learning abilities could affect the students negatively as they grow older.…show more content…
If the requirements are raised, many of the Anaheim High School students will successfully breeze through school and college without excessive struggles. Allowing the students to have challenging courses that also fit their interests could help them engage in school work more. In the future, more students will succeed in school and be more prepared to start their careers. When schools raise their requirements, it pushes students to excel and opens up new opportunities for them to explore and improve their lives. However, when they constantly lower their expectations, it does not allow student to improve themselves and understand new material correctly. Improvements to the school academic system will not only improve the skills of current students, it will improve the lives and learning abilities of future generations to come. The current system of allowing students to fail in school won’t allow them to excel any higher or show them their true

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