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Are you wondering how straight-A students are able to score awesome grades?

Some don’t even seem to try hard to do so and yet they are always consistently top of the class. 

How do they do this?

Enter: Study habits. 

Straight-A students have study habits that help them achieve their desired grades. 

These habits are simple yet powerful and effective. 

Here is a list of 8 study habits straight-A students have that you can adopt to score stellar grades too!

1. They study anywhere and whenever they have free time.

Study anytime and anywhere

Photo by Brad Neathery on Unsplash | Study anytime and anywhere.

In the business world, people often say that time is money. This means that time is so precious and this also applies to academics. 

Straight-A students know this and are constantly trying to make full use of their time. 

They study wherever and whenever they have spare time to gain a deeper mastery of every subject. 

This means studying while traveling or waiting for friends. As long as there is some time, even if it is just a few minutes, they will gladly use it. 

Within these few minutes, they could probably read through some flashcards or revise a portion of a chapter. 

Hence, the few minutes could prove valuable and productive for them, allowing them to always be ahead of other students in terms of understanding and revision.

2. They practice a ton.  

To have an extensive understanding of each subject, straight-A students practice a ton of questions. 

They do this to find any loopholes in understanding and also to strengthen their current understanding of topics.

As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”. Straight-A students are epitomes of this saying. They practice so much and so extensively that they are able to achieve high scores in exams. 

Often, solving questions becomes so natural that doing well in exams becomes a habit to straight-A students.

As Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” 

3. They simulate exam settings so that they get used to the stress. 

Simulate exam settings

Photo by Ivan Aleksic on Unsplash | Simulate exam settings.

Excelling in exams is not just about knowing the topic very well and practicing. It is also about being able to perform optimally in stressful exam conditions. 

This means getting used to time restraints, anxiety, sweaty palms, cold air-con temperature, and more. 

Just like in sports, they regularly simulate actual competition settings through friendly matches or external sparring. 

Straight-A students know this is important to perform at their optimal level. Thus they regularly practice under stressful conditions to get used to the many conditions.

4. They are masters of time management.

Time management

Photo by Curtis MacNewton on Unsplash | Time management.

It isn’t a coincidence that straight-A students are also masters of time management. 

They are able to balance their academics, commitments, and relaxation time, ensuring a healthy dose of everything while excelling in their studies. 

Often, straight-A students would plan their day for maximum productivity to ensure that they revise and practice sufficiently.

5. They read before they go to class.

Reading on the topic before going to class

Photo by Yuri Efremov on Unsplash | Reading up on the topic before going to class.

Straight-A students are constantly ahead of everyone.

They have already read through every topic before going to class and have gained at least a decent understanding of the topic. 

This way, they can strengthen their understanding and clarify their doubts when most students are just learning the topic for the first time. 

This way, each lesson becomes a revision lesson for straight-A students, which also helps them memorize the material easier and faster than most students. 

6. They always seek help whenever in doubt.

Seeking help when needed.

Photo by Yuri Efremov on Unsplash | Seeking help when needed

Straight-A students are not scared to seek help when needed. They know that it is beneficial to clarify any doubts and learn more. 

Moreover, before straight-A students can even score straight-As, they would have to clarify whatever doubts they have to ensure they lose as few marks as possible during exams.

7. They ask good questions.

Straight-A students ask good questions to deepen their understanding of the topic. 

Because straight-A students have already gained a decent mastery of the topic before the first class, they can ask questions that most students can’t and get a reply from the teacher straight away.

Furthermore, they ask questions that require some thinking and working. This is compared to the questions asked by some students that can be found in the notes easily. 

Therefore, they can gain a profound understanding of every topic and score well for them. 

8. They study consistently every day.

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”

– Dwayne Johnson

Straight-A students know that consistency is key rather than cramming a few days before the exams. 

Cramming simply does not suddenly make you a master of a subject. Consistent revision does.

Studying consistently allows them to repeatedly review each topic, ensuring that they have a high level of understanding and practice for each topic.

Thus, when whatever examinations come, they are well-prepared and confident to score well. 


Now that you know the 8 study habits of straight-A students, why not adopt them immediately so that you too, can achieve AWESOME grades?

Are you up for it?

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A former 'A' Level student heading into university next year, is passionate to help others excel in school! He regularly shares tips and strategies on various aspects of school, focusing mainly on studying, time management, and organizing.

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