The average woman graduates from college with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, while the average man graduates from college with only a bachelor’s degree. This is a pretty unsettling statistic given that women still earn less than men in America, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It seems as though girls are smarter than boys, but this isn’t always the case. Girls actually do better in school for many reasons – some of which we don’t even think about. Here are some reasons why girls do better in school than boys:.
Boys are more likely to fall behind
The average girl is more likely to be absent less than the average boy. Girls are also more likely to participate in after-school activities and maintain a better attendance record. They are also more diligent about completing their homework. This means that girls will probably spend more time on schoolwork, which can ultimately lead to better grades.
Boys are less disciplined
For whatever reason, boys seem to be less disciplined than girls. They are more likely to interrupt or talk out of turn in class, and they might show up late or skip school altogether. Girls are more likely to follow the rules because they know their parents will punish them if they don’t. Additionally, schools do a pretty good job of disciplining boys who act out, but it’s harder to discipline girls because schools want to avoid gender stereotypes that say girls are less capable or intelligent than boys.
Girls have higher grades
Girls take more rigorous courses than boys. Girls are much more likely to study subjects like foreign languages, science, and math. Some schools even require that girls take calculus while boys are not required to do so. This can be attributed to the stereotype that boys are naturally smarter than girls which causes parents to push their girls into the stereotypical “smart” subjects instead of letting them pursue what they enjoy.
Girls are less likely to be put on medication
Medication is a huge reason why girls do better in school than boys. Some children with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are prescribed drugs to help them focus. Boys are more likely to be on prescriptions than girls, and many of those prescriptions can have negative side effects.
The medication itself isn’t the only thing that might be messing with boys’ minds. There’s a theory that ADD and ADHD are actually caused by deficiencies in vitamin D, iron, and zinc. This means that treating these deficiencies may help alleviate symptoms of ADD and ADHD without the need for medications.
Girls don’t have as much luck as boys when it comes to medicating their ADD or ADHD – they’re less likely to be put on drugs that could alter their brain chemistry, which ends up helping them academically.
Girls are better at sitting still during lectures
Girls are better at sitting still during lectures than boys. This can be attributed to girls having better attention spans than boys. Girls also have a tendency to be more punctual and show up on time more often than their male counterparts. Boys also have a greater tendency to goof off during lectures and take notes less seriously. A study from the University of Minnesota found that when it came to class participation, girls were more likely to participate in class discussions and ask questions as well as answer them. Girls also outperform boys on reading comprehension tests by a wide margin, so they may also be better at following instructions from the teacher or information from textbooks which would account for higher grades on tests and exams.
Girls are self-disciplined
Girls are often better at studying and taking care of their responsibilities because they’re more self-disciplined. They take responsibility for their actions and think about the consequences. This is a quality that teachers can see, and thus girls are more likely to be rewarded for their performance in school.
Girls have better study skills.
Girls might do better in school because they have better study skills. Girls might be more likely to ask for help, and this means they’re getting better at studying. If you ask a girl if she needs help with her homework, she’s likely to say yes. Boys, on the other hand, often don’t want to admit that they need help and will just keep trying to solve it themselves. This can make studying more difficult and less effective.
For girls, asking for help is not embarrassing; it’s a sign of intelligence and self-awareness. Ask a boy if he needs help and he’ll immediately get angry because it’s like admitting defeat.
Girls are brought up in a society that is geared towards their success. They’re pushed to succeed and have a more socialized view of the world. Boys, on the other hand, are not taught to be as socially aware or as kind in their work. In fact, many boys aren’t taught these skills at all. This can lead to girls being more skilled when it comes to English and math, which are often based on social skills.
Girls have been historically put into a higher position of power than boys because they’ve been seen as the gender that is most likely to do well in school. Girls are encouraged to go into STEM fields and learn things like calculus while boys are told they’re not good enough for these subjects, which leads them to think that girls are better at them.
Boys play with Legos and make-believe swords, while girls play tea parties with dolls and make-believe hair brushes. This teaches children from an early age what jobs they should expect to be able to do later in life. Boys grow up thinking they will never be able to pursue certain careers because society has conditioned them for this idea since birth. Girls grow up thinking
Less time spent on video games
Boys have a tendency to stay up late, playing videogames. When they finally go to bed, it’s already 3 or 4 in the morning. This means that they are tired all day at school, which impacts their ability to learn.
It’s no secret that girls are getting better grades than boys. In fact, the gap is growing. But why?
There’s a lot of factors that contribute to girls’ success in school. There’s no one answer to the question, but there are a few theories. Girls generally do better in school because they have less video game time, better study skills, and more time spent on school work than boys. The girls also have better self-discipline and are less likely to be put on medication. Girls also have higher grades and less discipline problems than their male counterparts, which may be due to the fact that girls are less likely to feel pressure to measure up to societal standards.
Boys need to work hard to catch up and compete with their female classmates. We need to teach them better study skills and the benefits of self-discipline so they can succeed in this competitive world.