Tips on how to get As
1. Plan out your time wisely
Map out when your classes/assignments are on a Calendar. Schedule your class time, study time, and time for other activities you have to complete over the course of the semester. Time management is the key to getting good grades efficiently.
2. Be prepared
In the classroom, your goal should be to absorb as much information as possible. Doing so will reduce the time needed to comprehend the material later. Take all the necessary steps before class to reduce distractions. Make phone calls ahead of time or take the time to text before entering the class.
3. Start studying early on
In order to do well, you need to start at the beginning of the semester. Get good grades from the beginning. It takes much less effort to maintain good grades than it does to build up to them.
4. Complete Assignments Efficiently
Identify and tackle busy work efficiently. Every teacher assigns some work that is either redundant or simply not necessary and in some cases, you may not need to complete it to understand the materials. If the assignment is a worksheet or closely resembles something else you’ve done in the class, it is probably busy work. If this is the case, work through the busy work quickly. Don’t give it more time than is absolutely necessary.
5. Tackle your assignments one at a time
Too often we try to complete several assignments in one sitting. Rather than inundating your brain with information, compartmentalize your school work. Finish your math homework, take a break, and come back to study for your science test 15 minutes later. This method will help you process the information.
6. Use homework to study for tests
Since you’ve put in time to complete homework for a grade or not, you might as well use it as a study guide. Most of the time, the key points that’ll be on the test will also be in the homework. You’ve likely completed several problems that’ll be on the test. You’ve likely completed diagrams that you’ll have to do on the test again. Don’t just throw away your homework. Use it to your advantage.
When you are studying and when you are actually taking the test, be sure to relax. Even if you haven’t studied at all or enough, you won’t be able to concentrate if you freak out. If you have studied, chances are you’ll do much better if you can think with a clear head.
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