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  1. Learning success is influenced by a group of factors. These are personal characteristics, including interest, notorious intelligence, and features of the nervous system. The first two points are described in detail above, and I will pay attention to the last one.�

    The process of perception and processing of information is extremely complex. The brain structures that carry them out are extremely complex. And if at some point it “gets lost”, then this affects the operation of the entire system. Some of these “failures” are not a medical pathology, but only form the style of our cognitive activity. If a person does not understand their own perception of information, then it will be more difficult for them than it could be.

  2. Everything is simple. Children are assiduous, and they learn better at school when their parents are too busy, but they tend to be more clueless and think in a standard way, which is why they get better grades. Other normal children who are no longer assiduous are affected by teachers ' grades. And in higher education, the pressure of parents decreases and everything is differentiated, as a rule.

  3. I think motivation plays a major role here. A person sees whether education improves their quality of life in any way. I don't think that expensive gifts ” can ” radically change something if the child is not interested in learning. Using my own example, I can explain that my parents never gave me any monetary incentives for studying, except for symbolic gifts, but this is not the point. But I could clearly see the reasons why I should pay attention to my studies – this is respect from teachers and classmates, not to mention less hassle – no one dares to yell at me, no fear of parent meetings and checking diaries. Although how can this be explained, if my classmates, who are in the same conditions, do not seem to have put a minimum of effort into their studies?
    This is such a simple motivation at the social level of the school itself. Some people become concerned about their future by the end of high school, decide what they think will be useful in life, and pay more attention to these subjects.
    I know people who study out of sheer boredom. But this can never be worked out in sociable people who are rarely at home, except to take them to the village with a bunch of textbooks.
    In general, it is very important to define the purpose of education. I often hear questions like, ” Why do I need math? and why physics?”. So think about it. Maybe, really, someone doesn't need to? (Although mathematics can be very useful to many people in life, but this was not the question). You don't need math, so at least USE scores are needed for admission.
    Some people are sure that their life will be fine even without education (a typical example is “parents will arrange it, dad will take a job”). This is already a problem of education.
    Probably, there is an innate element too. There is a reason for this division into “mathematicians” and”humanities”. Someone just doesn't understand these moles and arcsines, someone doesn't remember the dates. But if a person wants to, he will find a way. It will spend more time and effort, but it will be able to. And he'll be happy with himself.

  4. I'm inclined to think that there are three things that matter first, and none of them has anything to do with genetics or innate abilities.

    1. Interest in learning/learning in general and in specific subjects in particular. A child who is interested, who wants to know and be able to do more, learns much more diligently and extensively than those who are pushed only by grades and scolding parents. In general, in my opinion, one of the two main tasks of modern school teachers is to arouse students ' interest in their subject (the second is to answer questions and help with the search and analysis of information). But this interest can come not only from teachers, but also from parents.

    2. This is discipline, the ability to wade through routine things and finish the job you started. Even in the most interesting and exciting business, there are moments (and quite a lot) that you just need to get through, just take it and do it. Boring, uninteresting, dreary, monotonous, but necessary. Here is the skill of following this “must” in a child should be developed, and should be developed even before school in the process of education.�

    3. Correct guidelines and desire for achievements. Socialization is a great thing, but only when you have the right skills. Very often, children begin to focus not on the best representatives of their environment: they justify their behavior and their low academic performance by referring to others. This is easier than reaching out and trying to be better. But if the child is trained and educated to reach for more, to want to be better and be the best (without fanaticism, of course), this will not be a problem for him.�

    And so, yes, some innate inclinations, of course, play a role.

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