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How to Get Straight A's in School

February 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 156

Get Organized

Be organized. While the thought itself already seems hard, you will find that this factor is not very difficult to achieve. Putting your tasks in order by listing them down is the first way to do it. You can note down your schedule and the things that you need to study for.

For instance, during a class discussion, you should try to write down some vocabulary notes and other terms that you don't understand. Look for their meanings online, or you can ask a friend or your teacher for your clarifications. Creating a list of things to do and tasks to fulfill does help you put your mind in order. You will eventually see an improvement on your grades once you get even little things like these organized.

Pay Attention during Discussions

Always pay attention to your teacher especially during discussions. Although reading can help you improve your grades, it is still important to listen to your teacher. It is because there are subjects that require practical applications and only your teacher can precisely elaborate what you're supposed to do.

Study Hard

The most important way to get good grades is, of course, to study. Studying all night may help, but it is not a very wise idea. Study hard in a smart way. This means incorporating the right study habits and knowing what to study for. You should get a grasp of what you're reading rather than simply memorizing every word of it. Try to allot 15 to 20 minutes of your time for each subject every day instead of cramming a night or hours before your exams. Doing so will only compromise your retentive skills and make you forget everything that you've studied about.

Using a highlighter to mark important points on any given topic can help you study effectively. This also helps you clear out the confusion and prevent information overload.

Ask Questions

You can talk with your teacher and discuss with him the things that you don't understand about your lessons. You can also consult the top students in your class about the study methods that they are using. You can study with them, too. Associating with the right people in school brings forth motivation and good influence-just what you need when you want to get those straight As.

If you're going to ask successful athletes, businessmen, musicians, and celebrities, they're going to tell you about the rigorous trainings that they had to go through before they reached the pinnacle. The same thing is true when you're studying. The tips mentioned above are just the very basic ingredients to one's academic success. You have to combine them with hard work, determination and discipline in order to reap the glorious fruits of your labor.

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