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Be Number One in your Class
As a student teacher, I am often asked for my advice on how students can get better grades. And after a couple of years of refining my ideas, I have developed these 10 tips. And by the way, these tips will work for you -- whether you are a first-year student or a senior, whether at a small college or a large university. These tips are universal.
So, if you are struggling with grades and interested in raising your grade point average, take a close look at these 10 tips for getting better grades.
Always Aim for Higher Goals
Having a competitive spirit can help you step up higher. However, I’m not saying that you compete with your classmates—that would have a negative impact on your character and social life. Instead, make it a habit to compete with your past achievements. If you got 95% correct answers in your test last week, then strive for a 96-100% result next time.
Think critically about what you’re learning
Do you feel like you’re supposed to swallow all that your teachers tell you in one big gulp? And then regurgitate for the test?
Well, you don’t have to consume your courses that way.
You can approach learning like a master chef. Slice and dice the ideas. Chew them up in little bits. Taste the flavors and decide if they agree with your palette. Think of a dish that you might create.
Too obscure? Oops. How about…
Question the ideas. Scrutinize them. Consider other possibilities. See if you find the notions convincing. Build your own ideas off of the material presented.
Aim for 100% Attendance
Having no absences means you will not miss any lesson or activity. So, except for valid and important reasons, make it a point to attend all your classes on time and regularly. Also, this will please your teachers and they will see you are a responsible student. You won’t have a hard time approaching them when necessary.
Participate Class Activities
Shake all your shyness off and make your voice be heard in the classroom. Listen attentively to class discussions, and when questions are thrown, be ready to raise your hand and answer them. It’s okay if there are times when your answers are incorrect. At least, you show everybody that you are trying. Your teachers would remember you among their numerous students, and it would be hard for them to give you an unsatisfactory grade.