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4 Characteristics to Becoming a Master Student

Updated By Staff Writer on July 2, 2020

Mastery can lead to glittering awards: a gold medal, the Heisman trophy, a Pulitzer Prize; yet, often mastery is not awarded. But it does offer a sense of profound satisfaction and well-being. Mastery cannot be taught, only learned and experienced. Below are a few characteristics that entail a master student:

  • Inquisitive. Are you curious about everything? Do you ask questions that generate interest in a boring situation?
  • Focused. Are you able to focus on the here and now? Are you able to focus with a child-like quality?
  • Willing to Change. Master students are open to changes around him or in himself. Are you willing to accept changes and roll with the punches?
  • Competent. Mastery of skills is important to the master student. When she learns, she studies until the things learned are second nature. She practices until she knows them cold. She practices a few extra minutes. She can take the things learned and apply them to other situations.

Author Bio Crissi Stokes is an online instructor for Independence University. She teaches courses in the Respiratory Therapy program. Crissi continues to work as a Respiratory Therapist in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and finds great satisfaction in helping the youngest patients. She has many years of experience in the healthcare field and loves sharing her knowledge with students.