How getting a lower grade made me work harder
Studying at university is a whole new ball game to school, or even college. So, if you’re used to getting pretty good grades with little effort, you might have to step things up.
When I started uni, I was totally comfortable in the fact that, throughout school, I’d never had to try very hard to get decent marks in exams or on essays.
Academia came pretty naturally to me and I was one of my few friends who generally didn’t have to study day and night to get the grades I wanted.
And honestly? I got cocky.