What Smart Students Know

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What Smart Students Know by Mind Map: What Smart Students Know

1. Principle #1

1.1. Nobody Can Teach You as Well as You Can Teach Yourself.

2. Principle #2

2.1. Merely Listening to Your Teachers and Completing Their Assignments is Never Enough.

3. Principle #3

3.1. Not Everything You Are Assigned to Read or Asked to Do Is Equally Important.

4. Principle #4

4.1. Grades Are Just Subjective Opinions.

5. Principle #5

5.1. Making Mistakes (and Occasionally Appearing Foolish) Is the Price You Pay for Learning and Improving.

6. Principle #6

6.1. The Point of a Question Is to Get You to Think - Not Simply to Answer It.

7. Principle #7

7.1. You're In School to Learn to Think for Yourself, Not to Repeat What Your Textbooks and Teachers Tell You.

8. Principle #11

8.1. If You're Doing It for the Grades or for the Approval of Others, You're Missing the Satisfaction of the Process and Putting Your Self-Esteem at the Mercy of Things Outside Your Control.

9. Principle #10

9.1. How Well You Do in School Reflects Your Attitude and Your Method, Not Your Ability.

10. Principle #9

10.1. Few Things Are as Potentially Difficult, Frustrating, or Frightening as Genuine Learning, Yet Nothing Is So Empowering.

11. Principle #8

11.1. Subjects Do Not Always Seem Interesting or Relevant, but Being Actively Engaged in Learning Them is Better than Being Passively Bored and Not Learning Them.

12. Principle #12

12.1. School Is a Game, but It's a Very Important Game.