Believe it or not, there is a way how to improve that failing grade in school. Here are my 5 tips on how to improve your grade.
Number 1: Get Better Test Scores
Much of your grade is based on how well you do on tests. Refer to my guide here on how to study for a test and get a better score. What your score on the test is based on how well you study for the test. Failing to study correctly is preparing to fail the test.
Number 2: Pay Attention!
Paying attention in class is a must for getting a good grade. Write down several key points about the lesson in a notebook, stare straight ahead, or read from the textbook- I don’t care what you do as long as you pay attention! Of course, sitting close to the teacher or sitting in the front of the room will increase your attention level to the teacher, but wherever you are just try to follow along to the lesson.
Number 3: Use Time Wisely
Is that last level of that game really worth your homework time? Managing your time well is crucial to getting things done. For assignments and homework, tackle the harder work or closer due date work first. You will need to be able to plan your priorities, such as doing the assignment that is due tomorrow first then doing the one that is due two days from now. Save the easier work for last- You will finish it faster and will probably not spend as much time on it.
Number 4: Get To Know The Teacher
You don’t want to get on the bad side of the teacher. A simple chat right before class or frequently asking questions will increase your “score” with the teacher. It is a well known fact that teachers and grades go together- if the teacher doesn’t like you, chances are your grade will be low. Now, I am now trying to tell you to “butter up” your teacher, I am merely warning you to watch your relationship with the teacher.
Number 5: Get Organized
Sooner or later you will need to get organized- better now then later. Write down all of your homework assignments down in some sort of planner. Organize your papers and tests into a binder to keep them in order. Make sure you bring your materials and homework to class everyday to avoid that last minute rush. Being organized will eventually have a impact on your grade.