I was reading an article about food trucks, and it struck me that there’s a parallel between food presentation and how you as a student present yourself in the classroom.
The details, the “little things,” the seemingly insignificant minutiae are actually really important.
In You Rock!, I emphasize that how you present yourself as a student (in the classroom, in the hallways of your school, and with the homework and assignments that you turn in to your teachers) is essential to being a star student (and still having fun).
Of course, the content of your work and how smart you are matters. But “Classroom Behavior” is the largest component of my SUCCESS EQUATION (at 35% of success) because details matter.
Like at a restaurant, details such as the smell of the food, the presentation on the plate, how the ingredients look, the décor of the restaurant itself, how the waiter acts — these all affect how you perceive and judge the quality and taste of the food.
Showing attention to detail in your hand-writing and neatness affects how your teachers perceive the quality of your answers’ content. Showing attention to detail is also an easy way to indicate that you care about your school work (while also giving you time to care about the rest of your life outside of school).