Once you walk into your first college class, you are subject to much higher expectations for course work. Your reading assignments will be more frequent and lengthier; your assignments will be more challenging; and the type of college papers you must produce will be more complex and held to a higher standard than is typical for high school students.
There may not really be such a thing as the “perfect paper,” but if you can write one and get an “A,” that is pretty darn close. Most professors do not give “A’s,” unless a paper is truly superior, especially when compared to the others that have been submitted.
Constructing a bridge without a blueprint would constitute stupidity, because it would result in a faulty structure that would probably fail.
If you are the recipient of some of these kinds of grades, you know you have to something to fix the issues you have. But you can’t fix those issues unless you first identify them.