Society Has Distorted Our View On Being Average In School

Society Has Distorted Our View On Being Average In School

Stop worrying about the label that comes with getting an A

When it comes to school, grades mean everything to most.

And to get the grades you think you want, you have to put in the work, even if that means chaining yourself to a table in the library. You're stuck choosing to spend hours studying over going out, or even hanging out with your friends that you feel like you haven't seen in forever.

However, let's take a step back from it all. Growing up, it was always an expectation to get A's in order to be considered successful. In middle school and high school, the grades came pretty easy and with little study hours. It was easy to open your report card and feel confident going in to take a test.

But then you got to college and ish hit the fan. You started spending more hours in the library or reading the tiny print in the textbook that was heavy enough to kill a small animal. You took detailed notes and highlighted your life away and yet, your grades didn't reflect the amount of work that you spent getting there.

Those A's started turning into C's, and that lovely sinking feeling started to set in. Those C's made you feel incompetent because there were those lucky few that seemed to get the grades you could only wish for. You don't want to settle for that C, even though that grade is average.

But that is the thing, no one wants to feel average. But when that C is glaring at you with red ink, it's easy to forget that it's okay to be average.

That job that you are about to get after you graduate isn't going to care that you got a B or even a C in that one class that you thought was going to destroy you. That job just wants to see that you put in the time and took the class.

So stop trying comparing your grades to the person next to you. Life. Will. Go. On.

If you are trying, and I mean really trying, what more could you ask for? C's get degrees, my friend.

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Education System in India

Current Education System in India

Education as it's said is the key foundation of a child's future. Education system in India lays down a exceptional foundation of a child's education so very excellently by focusing on not just one but giving commensurate importance to all subjects even in the early stages of schooling.

With new technologies coming up like every single day, system of education in India and worldwide is changing rapidly. With the introduction of digital teaching appliances, classrooms are now being turned into smart-classes.

Impact of internet has totally changed the idiosyncrasy and praxis of education in India as well as all over the world. Students too proffer online education rather than waking up early every morning to go to school.

With the investiture of over thousands of new international private schools, it is also a great step towards opening a new path to outer world for Indian students to compete on an international platform. Not only this facility motivates them but also gives them the opportunity and confidence to represent themselves on an international platform.

Education is now seen as a better way of investing money. The cost of education, be it in a government or a private school has increased a lot and is likely to increase much more in coming years. But none can ignore the fact that "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest".

The 'Annual Education Budget' of the government has increased a lot over the years. Government has allocated Rs 85,010 crore as the Education Budget for the year 2018-19 starting from 1 April.

Though 'Education System in India' is prone to many ups and downs but still our country has produced some brilliant gems to be admired by the world.

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An Argument For Relaxation

Please, take a break!

Hey, you! Yes, you! Reading this article right now! I'm guessing that you're procrastinating for some reason right now –– I can relate.

After all, I am procrastinating studying for a test by writing this article. We're all in the same boat, and that's why I feel like I can share something with you. Nothing too deep, nothing too dramatic, just a truth that I discovered recently that I think might help you out. Ready for it?

Ok, here it goes: you can take a break.

That seems obvious at first glance: "Of course I can take a break!" you say. "Why, I take a break every half hour or so to check Instagram!" And I support those kinds of breaks, the mindless ones where you don't need to think as hard. However, the kind of break I'm talking about is the one that takes up more than five minutes. Instead, I want you to find time to take break that is far more substantial, one where you can spend time with friends or nap or read or go for a run or just do something that feels good to you, even if you haven't finished up all of your homework yet.

This sort of break takes a good sense of balancing, of course: you can't just ignore all your work while relaxing. Instead, try to find a good time to set down your calculus equations and history essays so you can recharge and refocus before finally finishing everything up. This sort of practice might take some time to figure out fully, but I promise you, when you finally are able to balance work and play, you'll feel like your life is far more fun (and focused!) than it was before you could both study and spend time with those you love.

This article isn't meant to provide step by step instructions, because taking breaks is a personal experience: instead, try to find your own system, and be sure to keep up the practice until you can finally say that you've mastered the art of the study break.

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