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.
|Want to understand and assimilate material||General||Nigeria|
|I have 5 Cs and need some help||General||USA|
|Daughter wants to change school because of grades||General||USA|
|Hates teacher but wants good grades||General||USA|
|Wants good grades and fun||General||Brazil|
|I find it difficult to remember what I learned||General||Ghana|
|I forget things after studying||General||Tanzania|
|How can I keep my mind from forgetting things?||General||USA|
|Online Phd programs||General||USA|
|Wants tips on getting good grades||Purpose of Tricks for Good Grades||Nigeria|
|Writing a book on character||Character||Nigeria|
|How do I get good grades?||General||India|
|How to make homework fun||General||USA|
|Good student but teachers not teaching||Avoid Failing||USA|
|Sometimes my grades fall to Cs||General||India|
Want to understand and assimilate material
October 2, 2013
i tried 2 read and understand nd also to assimilate but it did nt so wat do i do
wunmi - Nigeria (24069)
In many books, the first sentence in each paragraph is the most important. The rest of the paragraph explains the first sentence. This can help you understand the material.
Also, it is good to take notes while you read or mark important items in your book. This can help the thought process and help to remember what you read.
After reading, review your notes or what you read.
I hope these ideas help.
I have 5 Cs and need some help
September 25, 2013
Can you help me? Please I have 5 Cs. In prealgebra, Spanish, English, social studies! Please help
Kiki - USA (24051)
First, evaluate why you are getting lower grades than you want. Do you have problems understanding the material? Are you getting sidetracked when doing your homework? Do you have problems remembering things when taking a test or exam? Do you sit in the back of the classroom and not pay attention? These are common problems many students have.
Going through the various lessons on Getting Good Grades can give you pointers on overcome such problems.
Also, it is a good idea to ask your teachers for advice on how you can improve your grades. They may be able to give some advice, but also it will indicate to the teachers that you are serious about doing well in class.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes on getting top grades.
Daughter wants to change school because of grades
September 23, 2013
I am seeking a good advice. Because my daugther wants to transfer to another school. Because of low grades. What should I do? The right thing thing to do.
- USA (24043)
It is a good sign that your daughter is concerned about her grades and wants to do well in school.
Some schools can have higher standards than others and are more difficult. However, there may be other reasons your daughter wants to transfer. It could be that there are bad influences at the present school that are preventing her from getting good grades. Or maybe she thinks a change would improve her grades.
It would be good to talk with her to find out her reasons and logic. Also check with her counselor at the present school to get some opinions.
The change may be good for her, provided the reasons make sense.
Best wishes in making the right decision.
Hates teacher but wants good grades
September 12, 2013
How to be nice to a teacher who u hate and they hate u
- USA (24012)
An important thing is to never say bad things about your teacher, even to your good friends. Word gets around and the teacher may find out and then act differently toward you.
One way to get on the better side of a teacher is to try to sit closer to the front in class. You can even ask for permission to sit up front. This gives the impression that you are anxious to learn, and teachers like that. Also, it has been shown that kids who sit near the front get better grades than those who sit in the back.
Try to think of good things about your teacher. People can read another's body language and attitude and often react accordingly.
These little things can help you get better relations with your teacher and hopefully better grades.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes in getting good grades.
Wants good grades and fun
July 17, 2013
Hi, im Rebecca from Brasil!
I really need help,because i want better grades,but i also want fun!!
Rebecca - Brazil (23870)
The best thing to do is to set aside a time to concentrate on your homework so that you will get it done. Distractions like talking on the phone or texting can cause you to spend more time trying to finish the work.
Taking notes in class is good, because you can review the important things the teachers say. This also will result in more time for fun.
Look over our other lessons for more tips.
Best wishes on top grades and having a time for fun.
I find it difficult to remember what I learned
July 15, 2013
please i finds it difficult to remember what i've learnt what do i do
Modesta - Ghana (23864)
Many good students take notes of about what the teacher says in class in a notebook. It doesn't have to be word-for-word, but just putting down key words will help you remember.
Later, when you are studying for a test, you can review your notes. It helps you to remember what you have learned.
See Taking Notes in Class for more information.
I hope this helps you. Best wishes in getting top grades in school.
I forget things after studying
July 13, 2013
I got a problem of forgeting things easily after studying what should i do?
Emmanuel - Tanzania (23855)
It is a good idea to write down the important points that you are studying.
Writing reinforces the material in your memory. Also, when you review your notes later, it helps you to remember and is a good tool for taking tests.
I hope this helps you. Best wishes in getting good grades in school.
How can I keep my mind from forgetting things?
June 11, 2013
I'm out of school now and I was wondering how can I keep my mind from forgetting things I learned in school, or how to just keep it active.
Abe - USA (23770)
It is good to review materials to keep your mind sharp. You can also look into subjects you will be taking next Fall.
The Khan Academy is a good source. They have free video lessons on various subjects.
You can also check your local library for books of interest. Simply reading something interesting can keep your mind active, as opposed to watching television.
Best wishes on a good summer.
Online Phd programs
May 21, 2013
My name is Amy Hubbard and I head up the content department at OnlinePhdProgram.org. My team has recently posted a resource for Ph.D. students on our site titled: Top 100 Thesis & Dissertation References on the Web. To view our resource follow the link provided: onlinephdprogram.org
Our mission at OnlinePhdProgram.org is pretty straight forward. We want to help those seeking their doctorate with the resources and references they need to make their journey as simple as possible. That is why we crafted our Top 100 list. The sites on our list offer assistance to those looking for a little extra help in their quest for academic ascension.
We are excited about our resource and we want to help spread it beyond our site's readership. To that end, if you feel that our Top 100 list would be of assistance to your site's readers please feel free to share it. Also, if you know of any other resources that we should keep in mind let me know. Thank you.
Amy - USA (23701)
I added a link to the website at School Resources.
Best wishes with your programs.
Wants tips on getting good grades
May 21, 2013
I need all the tips to be a campion in scoring good grades at school
Obinna - Nigeria (23702)
I am glad you want to be a champion in school. Go through the lesson on getting good grades, especially learning in class, dealing with teachers, and learning to do well in tests.
Best wishes on becoming a top student. I know you can do it.
Writing a book on character
May 16, 2013
Thank much for dis opportunity. Am writen a book on human character. So please is dere any contribution dat u can render or any sugestion to make my book looks matured? Thanks!!
Wilfred - Nigeria (23694)
Human character is a fascinating subject. Look at my section on Character to get some ideas on the subject.
In writing a book, it is important to define who your intended audience is. You should also write a short description of your book to help define your purpose. A synopsis is important to define the book in your mind, as well as to sell the idea to publishers.
Best wishes for success in your new book.
How do I get good grades?
March 2, 2013
how to get good grades
shyama - India (23513)
You have to know your strengths and weaknesses. What are you good in and what areas give you trouble? Like, are you good in taking tests or do you have problems with them?
Then go through our lessons on getting good grades, especially in areas of interest.
Best wishes on getting top grades. I know you have it in you.
How to make homework fun
February 13, 2013
How do I get better grades on a test and how to make homework fun
- USA (23201)
Go through the lessons on getting better grades that apply to you. Especially look at Be Good at Taking Tests.
If you can do your homework efficiently, it may not be fun, but you will have more time for other fun things.
Good student but teachers not teaching
February 12, 2013
I am an eight grader, I am in FFA and I am very busy because of my place in my chapter.Also, on five teams and in high school band. I am a very busy and good student. I am an ace in school. I score high in history and English. I struggle with math and a bit with science. I am failing math because I have a teacher who is lousy and she doesn't explain math nor does she spent anytime with the class. Just one student who has a learning disability. I understand that student needs her time but the teache only pays attention and teaches that one student. I have a 46 in my math Class. I am struggling. with math. Since I am failing I can't can compete nor attend practice. I have been very hard the past two weeks and my grade hasn't come up much. I am struggle in most of my class because I have to teach nearly everything to myself since my teachers haven' t taught me at all this year. I don't know what to do. My parent both agree with me about my teachers. They aren't being the teachers. My mother told me I guess you will just have to struggle though this year and hope to do better next year. I will be a freshman next year and I really needed this year to be my successful teaching year to catch up on what I struggle with.
Sara - USA (23197)
Congratulations on being in so many extracurricular activities in school, while still maintaining good grades. However, you might have to back off on some of the activities to spend more time on math and science. You certainly do not want to fail in math. A failing grade would most likely affect your activities.
Some teacher struggle trying to teach students with learning disabilities, such that they neglect the other students. Also, I'm guessing that your teacher isn't too good in math, and that is why she doesn't do a good job at explaining things.
One thing to do is to ask the teacher if she could suggest some outside resources that you could use to improve your understanding. Note that you should not blamer her, but simply say you want to look further into the subject.
There are a number of good resources in various subject on the Internet. It is worthwhile using them to get a better understanding and perhaps practice tests and such.
I have Algebra lessons that may give you a background on the subject.
Also, you might talk to some friends about working on homework together. Sometimes you can learn more when you help each other.
Don't give up, and don't blame the teachers. Just try to do your best. You know you have what it takes--as well as the energy--to succeed in your classes.
Sometimes my grades fall to Cs
February 2, 2013
I usually get good grades but sometimes i even fall to C , I want to stick to A. My weakest subject maths, science, french and english
- India (23169)
The classes you mentioned all have rules and laws to remember. It is good to know those rules.
Evaluate why your grades dropped to a C. Was the work too hard, or did you get side-tracked and did not study properly? It is good to know why you got the C, so that you can correct your studying and get back to top grades.
Best wishes for all A's in your classes. I know you can be a top student.
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