BECOMING THE BEST STUDENT
Ever wanted to show everyone that you're not a dunce, and that you're a
kid who won't let anyone put you down? How about, if you are a good
student without trying, you want to be the best student ever known? If
you follow this guide from the beginning of the year, then you'll get
respect, a good reputation, and excellent grades.
Improving Your Classwork
Be prepared on the first day of school. Most kids
aren't. You want to show the teachers that you plan ahead, are prepared,
and on task. If you don't understand something when your teachers are
explaining, do not hesitate to ask, they like seeing that you're both
interested in the subject, and want to learn.
2. Do your homework.
It can be in between classes, home, library, just do it! If you get stuck don't be afraid to ask for help.
3. Keep up with the work.
Don't slack off during the
week and then cram before the test. Not only does this not work, it
makes you tired and therefore less able to concentrate on the test. It
is much better to study a little bit every day than cram and stress
yourself out before an exam/quiz/test. If you can discipline yourself
into studying half an hour a day it will help you more than you can
- Set up good studying habits now. When you get to college it will be double or even triple the workload of high school and you won't be able to keep up at all.
4.Keep your classwork organized. Sort it by date, in a notebook, or folder! Some teachers check classwork.
5.Study every night. Even if there's no test the next
day. You never know about pop quizzes. If your teacher teaches according
to a textbook, in chronological order of the chapters, start reading
ahead. This helps you to understand what you will be learning, and how
what you are learning now will help you in the near future. Never let an
extra credit opportunity pass you by--you probably won't get a 100% on
every assignment, and the extra credit will help you raise your grade
after that B.
Catch up on missed classwork.
If you are absent in a
class, be sure to get the notes from a trustworthy friend, study the
lesson, and ask your teacher for any class work you may have missed.
This shows that you care for your grades.
Try to never forget your homework, worksheets, slips, or anything that your teacher expects turned in at home the day it's due.
Get some post-it notes and put a reminder on your door, so that you
will not forget. If possible, try handing your assignment in before it
is due. Don't rush through your classwork; instead, take your time and
answer every prompt to the best of your ability. Being an excellent
student doesn't just mean getting all A's--it means doing your work the
best you possibly can, in an appropriate amount of time, for all your
assignments and extra credit opportunities.
Be a perfectionist. If you want to be one of the best
students in your school, you have to make sure that your assignments
are as perfect as possible. Make sure that all your assignments are
answered in full with accurate information. While a few points missed
here or there will not matter too much, consistently missed points can
lower your overall grade point average.
Make friends with your teachers.
Your teachers will
be more likely to help you if they know that you are a hard worker, and
will respect you more if they know that you pay attention and respect
them in, and outside the school or class.
Be well-rounded. In addition to working towards good
grades, get involved in an extracurricular activity, such as sports,
music, art, or debate. Participate in class discussions and respectful
debates with other students. Good grades don't mean everything on a
scholarship or college entrance application; your extracurricular
participation, grade point average, volunteer record, and absences will
all be taken into consideration.
To Be Continued!
01:58:23:am -- 2017/01/17