Despite having many reasons for the success of top scorers, the popular trait of being hardworking cannot guarantee good grades. This is because people tend to overlook other factors such as Singapore being a competitive environment. Every student in Singapore naturally works hard and for long hours and yet not everyone is a top scorer. Moreover, some subjects simply require more time and will not get enough practice without dedicating the required time to master it. Top scorers also have good, top tier tuition to help them , supplementing their hard working behavior. This is why there is duality in the traits that define top scorers .