10 Ways To Improve Your Grades. Good grades are important to any school going pupil. Having noted that, not everyone is a straight A student, and that can be frustrating. Do not despair though, you can overcome whatever problem or problems causing your low grades. The following tips will help you.
1. Get Yourself Organized
Look through your calendar of things you still have to do and make a detailed schedule. Assign specific study goals to yourself everyday, and the times each day that you’ll spend on studying.Try not to schedule large amounts of time for one topic unless absolutely necessary. Try to study more than one topic per day if possible.
2. Join Or Start A Study Group
Work with friends or classmates, as a group, to learn the material and work on the assignments. Quiz each other. Do sample tests together. Take turns “teaching” each other the material. Study group members do not need to be your friends. In fact, it might be better if they weren’t. Getting together with your friends to study might turn into socialization time, which isn’t helpful.
3. Get A Tutor
Tutors can be folks you’ve hired to spend time working with you on a specific subject. If you’re interested in hiring a tutor, ask your teacher for recommendations. They’ll know which former students did well in their class and who might be able to help you. Some of this extra help is free, while some has a cost associated with it.
4. Take Excellent Notes In Every Class
Take notes for every class using a method that works best for you. Review your notes immediately after class and rewrite them to help the concepts stay in your memory. Make sure to highlight any tips or hints your teacher gave about an assignment or test.
5. Participate In Every Class
This is especially important if your teacher provides grades for participation. If there are participation grades, teachers aren’t looking for quantity as much as they’re looking for quality. Participation also demonstrates your understanding of the subject matter to the teacher. They may determine, through class participation, that they’ve explained something badly and re-explain.
6. Do Your Homework Assignments As Soon As Possible
Don’t wait until the night before they’re due to start working on an assignment. Begin homework assignments the same day they were assigned (if not known about in advance) or build the work required for the assignment into your study schedule (if known about in advance). Plan to get your homework done in advance so you can review and revise without pressure.
7. Talk To Your Teacher
Ask your teacher(s) for advice on how you can improve, and where you might have gone wrong. Keep in mind that this conversation could go one of several ways. If you’ve been a lazy student up until this point, and you’re now asking for help, some teachers are not going to be impressed. Make sure you approach them sincerely and then actually follow through on their advice. If you ask for their help and then don’t follow it, they’re probably not going to be too thrilled to help you again in the future.
8. Talk To Your Parents
Your parents don’t want you to get bad grades, and if you admit you’re having problems, they will likely want to help. Even if all you need them to do is constantly follow-up with you to make sure you’re doing your work, asking for help is a good idea.
9. Take Care Of Yourself Physically
Make sure you always get a good night’s rest. Eat properly every day. And exercise as often as you can. Taking care of yourself physically will help make sure you can take care of yourself mentally. This also means taking breaks when studying, like getting up and walking around every hour, and rewarding yourself for meeting your study goals.
10. Reward Yourself
Don’t forget to reward yourself for meeting your goals. These rewards just need to be small things to keep you motivated to move forward day-by-day – such as allowing yourself an hour to watch your favourite TV show, or an hour to play a video game. Save the big rewards for when the semester is done