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How To Get Good Grades

Believe in Yourself

In order to succeed, you have to believe in yourself and your abilities.

Be Organized

  • Use an assignment notebook to record homework assignments
  • Use a 3-ring notebook for class notes
  • Use folder for schoolwork

Manage Your Time Well

  • Use class time and tutoring periods effectively
  • Create a study plan that works for you

Be Successful in Class

  • Be in school, on time, every day
  • Be prepared for class
  • Always do your homework
  • Take responsibility for your grades
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect

Take Good Notes

  • Be an active listener
  • Take notes to help you pay attention
  • Go over your notes as soon as possible
  • Get copies of class notes if your absent

Know How to Read a Textbook

  • Scan by reading subtitles, words in bold, summaries, charts, and review questions
  • Read with a purpose
  • Review by scanning the material to check your comprehension

Study Smart

  • Find a good place to study
  • Organize your study time
  • Use tricks to memorize information

Use Test – Taking Strategies

  • Mark the questions that you want to return to
  • Increase your odds on multiple-choice questions
  • Know how to approach essay questions
  • Check your answers
  • Go over all returned exams

Reduce Test Anxiety

  • Start studying early – cramming causes anxiety
  • Mentally practice going through the testing experience
  • Walk into the exam with confidence

Get Help When You Need It

  • Questions and problems can be resolved just by talking to the right person – Take advantage of tutoring time!


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