Academic achievement is important for the successful development of young people in society. Students who do well in school are better able to make the transition into adulthood and to achieve occupational and economic success.
Academically successful adolescents have higher self-esteem, have lower levels of depression and anxiety, are socially inclined, and are less likely to abuse alcohol and engage in substance abuse. Positive self-esteem and self-confidence are critical factors in commitment to academic success.
Parents who were involved in their child’s education and family activities saw positive results in the area of behavior, academics and social interactions. Children who master basic reading, writing and mathematics skills are less likely to fail in school and more likely to develop the thinking skills they need to graduate from high school and post-secondary school. Being confident in these basic academic skills is also necessary for finding and keeping jobs that provide a steady income, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
Individuals, who are better organized, better prepared and have an organizational plan and planner did better in school and will continue to be like that in their career. Organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation achieve academic success. When it comes right down to it organizational skills may be just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic in creating a well-rounded, self-sufficient individual.