Yeah, that’s me. I took years to get through university because that’s where the “it all comes automatically principle” breaks down, or at least it did for me. I had to learn how to study, starting from 0. Meanwhile someone I went to elementary school with has two university master’s degrees now, but she went to havo initially! She really learned how to get down to business in school.
On the plus side, it nevertheless says magma cum laude on my degree.