Resilient students see failure as stepping stone: NIE study

Nurulmusfirah Abdul Razak, 16, scored four As in her N levels last year, from consistently failing her subjects before.
Nurulmusfirah Abdul Razak, 16, scored four As in her N levels last year, from consistently failing her subjects before.

Other traits include making plans to reach goals, managing emotions

Students who are initially weak in their studies but manage to improve have a few common traits: they are clear-headed enough to make plans, manage their emotions and see failure as a challenge.

They are also reported as having better relationships with teachers, who provide consistent academic and socio-emotional support.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2018, with the headline 'Resilient students see failure as stepping stone: NIE study'. Print Edition | Subscribe