by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 599 comments and questions on Grades issues. They are listed according to date.
You can read them to further your understanding of the subject.
|Tips on how to perform well in school||General||Kenya|
|How to prepare for tests?||General||USA|
|Have been reading but not getting good grades||General||Nigeria|
|Wants to get good grades again||General||Germany|
|Repeating 2nd year exam||General||Pakistan|
|School is too hard||General||USA|
|Grades and school report||General||UK|
|Memory goes off when taking a test||General||Kenya|
|How to perform well in class||General||Gambia|
|How do we learn?||General||Ethiopia|
|Maintain good grades||General||Phillippines|
|What does course teach me?||General||USA|
|Writing article on bullying||Being Bullied in School||New Zealand|
|Wants to get all A's in core subjects||General||Malaysia|
Tips on how to perform well in school
March 25, 2015
Tips on how to perform well in school
David - Kenya (25858)
Knowing the material, doing the homework properly, and especially being able to do well in tests will allow you to perform well in school. But also note that your relationship with your teachers have an influence on the grades.
Go through the lessons on getting grades that apply to your situation.
I know you have the potential to excel in school. Best wishes on getting good grades.
March 11, 2015
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Would you consider including these in your student resources section, or on this page of your website?
I know you’ve cited other resources on this topic before and I feel our guides would serve to supplement the information already on your website; and specifically help students and young people in your community to better understand these complex topics.
Just to give you some background WhoIsHostingThis.com is a free tool that allows people to identify who hosts a website or particular piece of content. One of the most common uses of our tool is to identify and contact perpetrators of copyright infringement.
I’d welcome your thoughts on the piece and do let me know if you have any questions.
All the best,
Toni - USA (25825)
Thanks for your suggested resources. I added them to Plagiarism Can Lower Your Grade.
How to prepare for tests?
March 8, 2015
How to prepare for tests
Ajanay - USA (25814)
See Preparing to Take a Test for information. Also see our other lessons on taking tests for more information.
Have been reading but not getting good grades
January 20, 2015
i have been reading but I am not getting good grades. I do not know what is wrong. what can I do?
ifunanya - Nigeria (25713)
Reading is important in learning and in getting good grades. However, you not only need to understand what you read, but also you must remember the important parts of the material.
A good point to know is that usually, the first sentence is the most important in each paragraph. The rest of the paragraph elaborates on the first sentence.
Some students mark sentences or words that are important. Then it is easier to review the material when studying for a test.
Another way to help understanding is to write a short paragraph summarizing the ideas in a chapter you have just read. Although this is extra work, it will help in the long-run.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes on getting top grades in school. I know you can do it.
Wants to get good grades again
January 14, 2015
I am a student in high school in 9th grade. I study a lot and very hard and am still not doing well in high school. I just don't understand. I have read the all the posts. Please help me... im so mad at myself and so desperate so become very good at school again. I was very good in 2nd grade with a average of 8.7/10 and now im at a 8. Please help me! Everything is appreciated.
Ferdinand - Germany (25701)
It is good that you have a good of getting better grades and to get back to where you should be. Some ideas to help you improve include:
Set a specific time and place to do your homework, with no interruptions. Study smarter, emphasizing important areas.
Ask yourself why you are having problems. Is it a lack of understanding? Studying the wrong things? Goofing up tests? Or what? You might be able to find areas for improvement.
Ask your teachers for advice on how you can improve your grades. At the very least, they will know you are interested in improving yourself.
Sitting toward the front of the class helps you pay attention. Usually those in front get better grades than those way in the back.
Take notes in your classes. As you go up in grades, note-taking becomes more important. It also helps in studying for tests. Teachers give hints on what will be on the test or exam.
I hope these ideas help. Don't get discouraged. You know that you have what it takes to excel and become a champion in your school work.
Repeating 2nd year exam
December 23, 2014
Iam repeating my 2nd year exam due to lack of achieving good marks ...so now how can i make my timetable...so i can get admission in medical college....please reply soon
Ahsan - Pakistan (25659)
It is admirable that you are working hard to gain admission to medical school. Reflect on why you do not achieve good marks. Perhaps you can see something that needs correction.
Since you have an idea of what the 2nd year exam is like, it should help you study for the test and be able to pace yourself when taking the exam. You should be able to tell what material is important and on what to concentrate in your studies.
Be sure to get a good night's sleep before taking your exam, so that your mind will be the most efficient.
Best wishes on top grades and a successful medical career. You know you have the potential.
School is too hard
November 25, 2014
My grades are bad and I'm trying to get them up but school is to hard for me
- USA (25592)
It is good that you want to get better grades. That is the first step in being successful.
Don't get discouraged about school being too hard. An important thing is to organize the way you study, so that you don't have to spend too much time on your homework. Try to avoid distractions when it is time to do your homework.
It is often good to take notes about the important things the teacher says. Often, they give hints about what will be on the tests.
Ask your teachers what you can do to get better grades in your classes. Plus, if a teacher knows you want to get good grades, the teacher will often help out.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes on getting top grades. I know that you can do it.
Grades and school report
October 11, 2014
HI , HOW CAN I GET GOOD GRADE AND A GOOD SCHOOL REPORT?
LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOU REPLY
faiza - UK (25441)
Memory goes off when taking a test
October 8, 2014
I Am Boor In Mathemathics What Can I Do To Improve My Crade?And I Have A Problem That I Am Studying Well But When It Come To Exams My Memory Goes Off
Geoffrey - Kenya (25434)
Part of your studying should be practicing taking tests. In this way, you will not get as nervous or forgetful during a test.
But also, you need to prepare well for a test.
See Be Good at Taking Tests, as well as other lessons on getting good grades.
How to perform well in class
September 28, 2014
How to perform well in class
aja - Gambia (25405)
Some methods to perform well in your classes is to try to sit toward the front, pay attention to what the teacher says, and take notes. The notes can be important things and even questions you would like answered.
Go through our lessons on Getting Good Grades to get more ideas.
Best wishes for success in school. I know you can do well.
How do we learn?
September 23, 2014
How we learn? I don't understand it.
Aliya - Ethiopia (25376)
There are many ways that you learn things. Often a parent, teacher or even friend will explain something that you can apply and remember. Doing what is taught is the best way to remember. But also, writing things down helps to remember and learn.
Sometimes, simply experimenting and trying something is a way to learn.
In school, it is good to listen to what the teacher says, as well as to watch. Taking notes helps your understanding.
I hope this helps your understanding.
Maintain good grades
September 9, 2014
how to maintain good grades
honey jell - Phillippines (25346)
If you have received good grades in previous classes, consider how you got those grades. Was it because you were more interested in the class or perhaps more skilled? Did you have a teacher you liked? These are various factors.
Each class is different, so you have to make an effort to relate with your teacher and set a good schedule for doing your homework.
If you got good grades before, you can get good grades again. You can even get better grades with some good strategy and effort.
Best wishes on getting good grades. I know you can do it.
What does course teach me?
August 20, 2014
what exactly will this course be teaching me because i don`t want to give anyone my email address and not be taking a course?
serena - USA (25296)
You do not have to give your email address to use the Getting Good Grades lessons. It is not a course. Instead put subjects of interest that will help you succeed in school.
Best wishes on good grades.
Writing article on bullying
July 19, 2014
Hello, I am Claudia Bowman a year 13 student at Tauhara College in Taupo, New Zealand. I am very passionate about standing up for those who get bullied and have seen the damage it has done to many people over the years. I have read through your webpage 'School for Champions' it has all caught my attention. I am doing a feature article for Media Studies on bullying and the huge effects it has on people especially students at school (Mainly High Schools). I was wondering if I could interview you via email, phone or Skype as i have a few questions that Id like to ask and add to my article I am writing. I am looking forward to receiving your reply.
Claudia - New Zealand (25126)
It is great that you are writing an article on the effects of bullying. I'd be glad to answer your questions. The best way probably would be via email.
Wants to get all A's in core subjects
June 12, 2014
How to get all A's in my core subjects
LESHANA - Malaysia (25052)
It is good that you want to get all A's in your core subjects. To make that goal more real, make a list of the subjects and state the grade that you want to get in them. It does list handy so that you can see it as a reminder.
Not only must you be able to understand the subject matter, but you also need to be good in taking tests. Give yourself practice tests and the various subjects.
If you find your grades slipping in a subject, ask your teacher what you could do to improve your grade. Often, they will give useful hints or tips.
You know that you have the potential for excellence. Best wishes and getting top grades.
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