This article reflected on five habits of students at the "number one ranked high school in the nation". The habits included:
Looking at the list of five habits is no surprise. The more I delve into what makes people successful, the more these habits tend to pop up. Sometimes they are referred to by other names depending on the topic of discussion (read "networking" in business), but they do represent the basic skills needed to work hard and expand awareness.
I personally believe that number five, questioning, is what gets the ball rolling on the other four habits and is most likely the lynch pin to most success. I know that I personally read, prepare, and collaborate with others after I have already formed some sort of question that needs answering. Writing is usually the process that cements and clarifies whatever has been learned along the way. Furthermore, this only emphasizes how important literacy is today, regardless of subject specialization or interests.