Even though there are factors that may interfere with academic success, becoming a master student is achievable through set goals, persistence, and resources.

Success is a term commonly used in an educational environment. However, the term’s definition remains unclear.

Many students who start their academic paths do not know what to expect or lack a complete understanding of what is required.

The lack of knowledge may be an indicator that the student has not accessed the available resources, or their ultimate goal is unclear.

These are just a few factors that may interfere with academic success.


Becoming a master student, striving for academic success, begins with a thorough understanding of what it means to be successful.

Once students gain understanding, they can apply it, learn to acknowledge their personal learning styles, utilize transferable skills and knowledge; this process will help on the road to academic achievement.

Students strive for academic success with it being a varying goal. This term is commonly misinterpreted to equate academic achievement to success singly.

“The definition of academic  success  is  necessarily  complex  and  broad; however,  it  is  often  misused  within  educational research  to  encapsulate  all   accepted  desired outcomes.” (York,2015)

Academic success is a difficult term to define as it covers a range of achievements and personal according to an individual’s perception.

Factors that determine success are created by the student and are the results of cumulative experiences, achievements, along with academic progress.

“We encourage future practitioners and researchers to  expand  their  definition  of  academic success  beyond  that  of  academic  achievement.” (York, 2015)

The circumstances and challenges that students may overcome also mold their experiences and builds character.

Along with obtaining skills and achievement in academics, the student is molded and most successful.

Students will achieve academic success once they define success.

On the road to achieving academic success, it is imperative first to become educated, then set goals, prioritize, and access resources.

The key to reaching the ultimate goal of success is to remain persistent on the road to academic success.

Academic achievement does not necessarily equate to success. However, it is a factor that students commonly focus toward initially enrolling in school.

Students have to realize that all of the circumstances they overcome on the road to success is in itself a form of success. Some circumstances may slow down the process, becoming a master student is achievable and a realistic goal.






Defining and measuring academic success: York, T. t., Gibson, C., & Rankin, S. (2015). Defining and Measuring Academic Success. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 20(5-7), 1-20.




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