Going to school may seem like a drag but all students know that it is for their own good and their future. However, getting a diploma does not come that easy. There will be phases in your school life where getting good grades on certain topics may seem impossible. Here are top 10 ways on how to improve your grades.
(10) Don’t Be Absent
Never skip class. Remember, if you skip class, it’s like you threw away money. And the whole class including your instructor won’t be recapping the lesson for you. You will have to catch up on your own. Battle your indolence and get up each morning and don’t skip your lectures.
(9) Read Everyday
It pays to read your lessons every day. This way, you will know the concepts by heart. By the time of examinations, you don’t need to cram anymore. You just need to browse through your notes and you should be all set.
(8) Sit Where You Can Concentrate
Some people are better seated at the back while some in front. How about you? Where in class can you sit comfortably without being disturbed? It is best you sit right in front of your professor so your only focus is him and what he is saying. If you sit at the back, you might be tempted to sleep, text or even day dream!
(7) Talk to Your Professor
If the situation requires you to do so, then talk to your professor. For example, you have been on sick leave for about 3 days and you need to catch up. The best person to talk to is your teacher because he can let you take make up quizzes for the days you were gone and he can also provide you with complete learning aids.
(6) Take Notes
Keep on writing down everything so that you have something to refer to when you review. If you are not the tactile kind of learner, then you can keep a recorder running during a lecture. No matter what method you use, make sure you document the lecture of your professor.
(5) Be Healthy
Believe it or not, your health plays a vital role on how you study. Don’t sleep too late, avoid vices and eat healthy. If you have time, get some exercise as well. When you are healthy, your brain will work better and you will be able to study at your optimum pace as well.
(4) Ask for Help Early
If you think you are already having a hard time in understanding some topics, then seek some help right away before your instructor touches on more complicated facades of the lecture. If you have a close friend who can help you out, that would be great. You can also sign up for tutorials or you can talk to your professor.
(3) Set a Schedule
Your studying habits must follow a certain schedule so that your body and brain will be used to it. The more that you make it a habit; the easier it will be for your brain to absorb information. For example, right after dinner, make it a habit to read your notes.
(2) Ask Questions When Needed
If there is anything at all that you do not comprehend or understand about your subjects, school events or anything related to activities that will affect your grade, then make sure you ask someone right away. There are billboards you can look at. And you most probably have friends to turn to.
(1) Do Your Research
Learning does not stop inside the classroom. Research on your lessons so that you understand them more. Do some advance reading as well.