How To Get Good Grades
In Ten Easy Steps
- Believe in Yourself--"To succeed", we must first believe that we can.
2. Be Organized--If you are organized, you have what you need when you need it.
3. Manage Your Time Well--With good time management, you have time for the things you need to do, and the things you want to do.
4. Be Successful in Class--If you follow instructions in class you will enjoy school more and you will get better grades.
5. Take Good Notes--Tests usually cover material that's been presented in class. It is, therefore, important to have good notes so you can study them.
6. Know How to Read a Textbook--When you know how to read a textbook, you understand and remember what you read.
7. Study Smart--Students who "study smart" find that they spend less time studying, and yet they get better grades.
8. Be a Good Test Taker--To do well on any test, you must study hard and be prepared.
9. Reduce Test Anxiety--A little anxiety before a test improves your concentration and alertness. Excessive worry, or test anxiety, can lower your test score.
10. Get Help When You Need It--When you have a problem, do something to resolve it.
Tips For Parents
Your child needs you to be interested and involved in their academic progress. Using the following tips will help ensure that your child will succeed in school.
1. Show Interest--Attend all parent conferences and know when each grading period ends as well as when progress reports are issued.
2. Discuss Classes and Set Goals--Sit down with your child at the beginning of each grading period and help them set realistic academic goals.
3. Listen--Talk to your child about what's happening in school and be a good listener.
4. Be Available to Help--Be available to help with homework, but don't give more help than is wanted.
5. Encourage School Involvement--Studies show that students who are involved in school-related activities enjoy school more and have greater academic success.
6. Monitor Activities and Jobs--Make sure your child is not spending too much time on the internet, watching TV, or playing video games.
7. Be Aware of What NOT to Do--Don't nag about grades, Don't allow your child to miss school unless they are truly sick, Don't criticize a teacher in front of your child.
8. Work with your child's School--Know that teachers, counselors, and principals are there to help your child get the best education possible.
9. If Your Child Isn't Doing Well In School, Find Out Why--Most studens who don't do well in school feel like failures. They are frustrated and become discouraged and sometimes angry. It is important for these students to know that their parent's haven't given up on them.
10. Attendance--It is extremely important for students to be in school, on time, everyday. Unless a child is truly ill.