by Ron Kurtus
|General||Wants to pass the fifth grade||USA|
|Reasons Students Get Poor Grades||Doing research on student failures||Namibia|
|Purpose of Tricks for Good Grades||How to get my worst grade up||Lesotho|
|General||Wants A's and B's but doesn't do homework||USA|
|Reasons Students Get Poor Grades||Stepson struggling in school||South Africa|
|General||Wants to improve grades but struggling||USA|
|General||How to get best grades||Namibia|
|Purpose of Homework||Why is homework important after math lesson?||Zimbabwe|
|General||I don't do well in Math or Social Studies||USA|
|General||Giving up on school||USA|
Wants to pass the fifth grade
August 6, 2016
HI I just wanted to know how can i pass the fifth grade how do i get A in class please,
serge - USA
The fact that you want to do well in school is the first big step. Set yourself a goal of passing and even getting an A in class. Writing that down so you can look at it is a good idea.
Paying attention in class and when you do your homework is important, especially with all the distractions of smart phones and texting. Set aside a time to do your homework with no distractions.
To get good grades, it is important to Be Good At Taking Tests.
finally, you might ask your teacher for tips on getting better grades in class. Often they can help.
Best wishes on becoming a top student. I know you have what it takes to succeed.
Doing research on student failures
Topic: Reasons Students Get Poor Grades
July 22, 2016
I real learn a lot from you. I am a student doing research principles in VET, I am given a task to identify a problem with my classroom, and the problem is "High failure rate among in computer examination trainees". Will that be a researchable topic?
Paulus - Namibia
Are you trying to find the reasons for high failure rate, possible solutions for the problem, or comparing the failure rate in various groups of students?
It is important to be specific in stating your problem and what you want to achieve in your research.
With this study, you may be able to find some common elements among those who fail.
It sounds like an interesting subject to research. Best wishes for success in your research project.
How to get my worst grade up
Topic: Purpose of Tricks for Good Grades
June 10, 2016
i need help on how to get my worst grade up..
tahleho - Lesotho
The fact that you want to improve indicates you have potential.
Consider why you have problems with that subject. Is it too hard to understand or some other reason?
You can go through our lessons on Getting Good Grades for some helpful ideas.
Also, ask your teacher for some ideas on how you can improve your grade in that subject. Often teachers are willing to help students who want to improve.
Best wishes on improving all your grades. I know you can do it.
Wants A's and B's but doesn't do homework
April 16, 2016
I just have a couple questions....ok so everytime I were study the night before a quiz I would still fail in all of my 7 classes I have in my middle school. Then in language arts I have a 58% that's not good at all. My teacher gives out really weird and hard homework so I really don't do it, but I know that's part of it because when your assigned homework your suppose to do and all. But I just wanna know how to get all A's and B's in my classes. If you can help please! Thank you ;)
Matthew - USA
It is good that you want to get A's and B's. That is a start on being successful.
It is a good idea to take notes in class. Often teachers will give hints about what is important and may be on a test. Also, notes make it easier to review the subject matter when studying for a test. Note that note taking becomes more and more important in high school and college. See Taking Notes in Class.
Shame on you for not even trying to do your homework. At the very least, go over the homework material to do what is easy to do. Then for the hard stuff, give it a try or make note of the subject. You can ask your teacher in class to explain the hard stuff. See Zip Through Your Homework for some tips.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes on becoming a top student.
Stepson struggling in school
Topic: Reasons Students Get Poor Grades
April 14, 2016
I have a 15 year old step son who has failed one grade and sporadically goes through a period of good results. Teachers have been saying he has potential but is never realised. He is not happy with his school but doesn't help himself by getting better marks to warrant him going to a better school.
Kevin - South Africa
15 year-old boys often have a struggle in finding themselves.
You might ask him what he really enjoys doing, what he dreams of getting (i.e. like a car), or what he would like to become. Tell him that you are just curious and do this in a non-judgmental way. Note that boys often don't want to share with their parents, but at least it might get him thinking about it.
Don't give him advice, but encourage him to go after what he wants. This could give him a direction and indirectly get him to do better in school.
If going to a better school is an option, see if you and your step-son can meet with a counselor in the school to learn the requirements. This would make the goal real, and he might buckle down and get better grades, so that he can transfer.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes in helping him excel.
Wants to improve grades but struggling
March 7, 2016
Hi, I am a high school student. I have a really hard time taking test. I need some help to get a better grade on the test. Right now I have two C and One D. which I am really upset about it, the most struggle class for me is health and world history. please help me and teach me some tips. My goal is to get in University of Columbia, I know it seems impossible but I really really really want to go. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Sara - USA
It is good that you want to excel, as well as having a goal to get int o the University of Columbia. That is a bog start on being successful.
Think about why you are having trouble in these two classes. Is it because you don't understand the material or just have trouble in your tests?
It is good to take notes in class to help you study later. Also, note that teachers often give hints on what is important and what will be in their tests. In fact, do your homework as if it was a test. This can help you when under the pressure of a test.
Although it is not easy to do, check with your teachers, tell them that you want to do better in class, and ask for some tips on improving your grades. They may point out things you didn't notice.
Check through our Getting Good Grades lessons for things that apply to you.
Best wishes on getting good grade and achieving your dream. I know you can do it.
How to get best grades
February 19, 2016
Kumpoma - Namibia
Go through our lessons on Getting Good Grades for tips and ideas.
Of course, you need to study and learn the material. It is also important to be able to do well in tests and exams.
Why is homework important after math lesson?
Topic: Purpose of Homework
January 20, 2016
state and explain three reason why it is important to be given homework right after mathematics lesson
Kudzai Isau - Zimbabwe
One reason for homework is to verify that you understand the material taught in class. Doing the homework right away helps this process.
Another reason is that doing homework right after the lesson reinforces what you learned in class. If the homework is skipped, you might not remember what was taught.
In mathematics, it is important to practice solving different types of problems and performing various operations. Your homework will give you that practice to help in understanding the principles.
Best wishes for success in your mathematics class, as well as the others.
I don't do well in Math or Social Studies
January 4, 2016
I don't do so well in math or social studies
Destiny - USA
We do have material on Arithmetic and Algebra that could help you understand the topics. Unfortunately, I don't have any material on Social Studies.
Consider the classes in which you do well. Often, they are classes that you are more interested in. See if you can apply those principles to math and social studies.
Also, you might ask your teacher for tips or ideas of how you can do better in those classes. Often, they can provide some helpful ideas.
I know you have to ability and desire to excel. Best wishes for success in your classes.
Giving up on school
January 3, 2016
should i give up on school
kelly - USA
You should never, ever give up on school. You are way too smart to do that, even if this seem tough.
The thing to do is to set up a plan to get good grades and then study smart to make thing easier.
Go through the various lessons on Getting Good Grades to get ideas of how to excel in school (as well as to make it easier).
Best wishes for success in school. I know you can do it.
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