Forget high grades. A successful person needs many other skills than just top marks



High grades do enrich your academic profile and professional CV but in practical field, it is your personal skills and capabilities that count. In practical field, working agility and expertise will define your worth not high grades in degrees. The aim of education is to attain knowledge, information, critical thinking, cogent approach, conceptual understanding and problem solving ability and students must strive to master the skills rather than cramming books. The goal of a student must be to improve the capabilities, overcome the mistakes and keep on enhancing skills for better future. To succeed in life, mastering the following skills is a must in accordance to present times:

Creative Writing

Being a creative writer is huge selling point for an individual in job markets. In every field, there is extensive textual exchange involved I-e business proposals, applications, professional letters, drafts, legal content and project briefings. Mastering in grammatical skills and creating coherent content with effective wordings is an exceptional skill. There are several institutions that offer short term and long term creative writing online courses that you can do improve your capabilities.

Public Speaking

Confidence to speak in assertive and effective manner which impacts others to believe in your outlook is the art of dignified public speaking. It’s often the case with self doubting people that despite comprehensive knowledge they can’t prove themselves in public because of incapability to speak. Students just focus in enhancing their public ability through participating in debates, presentations, online assessment tests and class room interactions.

Computer Courses

The fields of marketing, business, education, information and media are all under the umbrella of virtual world. To advance with changing world and meet the demands of present time, computer education is a must. Students must do as many computer courses as they can which will surely voluminously benefit them in professional field.

Embellished Presentation

Though presentation skill is interrelated with communication but it requires scrutinized attention and mastery for perfection. Sometimes even the most productive and innovative idea get rejected in professional field because of clumsy proposal but due to embellished presentation the opportunity goes to somebody else’s hand. Effective and attractive presentation skills can take you places beyond your reach and thinking so you must work on improving your presentation skill.

Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving

Nothing productive stems from rigid thinking and limited knowledge. For success logical analysis, evaluation of pros and cons, long term impact and expected results of every action is mandatory. Students must train their mind in approaching situations for problem solving with analytical thinking and broad mindset. It is a skill that recruiters appreciate the most in their employers in professional field.

Researching Ability

When you have been assigned a task in your school or college for academic project, it is an opportunity for you to practice on your researching ability and creating a unique yet inclusive content. For thorough research, one requires patience, inquisitive ability, hard work and cogent thinking. Researching skill is a requirement in assessments of post graduation study programmes in universities, in professional field and in general lives that can make you stand out among others.

Information Managemen Technology

We have so many sources of information in present time but how many of us have actually practically applied the knowledge or memorized it for later implication. Knowledge is true power and we must find a way to store it in our memories so that we can take benefit for it and this skill will help you succeed greatly and quickly in future. The information you receive must be managed with technical tools, create a WordPad file or notepad file, include what you learn each day in the files and revise it every now and then to enhance your memory and information.

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