1. I think there are two main factors that play into how well you do in a subject. One is how gifted/knowledgeable you are towards a specific subject. The other is your study skills/habits. Someone with strong study skills can still do really well in a certain subject that they are not gifted/strong at.
2. How gifted/strong you are in a specific subject is based on effort, past exposures and aptitude. Some of us are Artsy type meaning we are good with writing, literature or things that don’t involve too much mathematical calculations. Artsy students tend to do well in subjects like biology, psychology or English. The other type is the Science type where strength lies in calculations, numbers and formulas. Can a person be both good in Arts and Science? The answer is yes. It all comes down to how much focus you’ve placed on each side. You can still work on them. However, recognizing which side you tend to fall in will help you determine your strength and subjects you will do well. It can also help you determine your weak areas giving you a chance to work on improving them.
3. Courses in the science field often involve questions more of the applied nature. Here you get questions where you are applying what you learned to new situations. For example, you recognize a pattern or memorized a formula and know how to apply them. To study for science courses, it often requires doing the questions many times as many variations as possible. Courses in the Arts like psychology often involves attention to details, applying theories or concepts to tangible or practical example type questions. It doesn’t involve too much abstracts or formulas like it does in Science courses. Know how the courses differ and study accordingly.
4. Study Habits are the next things to talk about ~ Your thoughts?