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by Ron Kurtus

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Reasons Students Get Poor Grades Son is struggling with numbers in school South Africa
Reasons Students Get Poor Grades Permission for research Philippines
General How to study Nigeria
Health Wants an overview of health for essay Nigeria
General Work hard but getting poor grades USA
Reasons to Seek Good Grades Motivations for good grades USA
General How can I do well in my exams? Ghana
Practice for Tests University entry test practice Pakistan
General Wants to get an "A" in nine final exams USA
General Wants to pass the fifth grade USA

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Son is struggling with numbers in school

Topic: Reasons Students Get Poor Grades


May 3, 2019

my son is doing grade 2 he is eighty years old he is olways strugling to pass at school am worried about it he is not good in counting numbers

Phelelani - South Africa



It is good that you are helping and giving him encouragement.

You might let him try out Counting Games for Kids on your computer. The practice can be fun for him and get him more interested in the subject. There are other similar websites to help young students practice.

I hope this helps. Best wishes for your son's success in school.

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Permission for research

Topic: Reasons Students Get Poor Grades


November 10, 2018

Good morning;

I will ask permission to the author for my research as my RRL

Who is the author of this?

I hope this message, will be reply

faisal - Philippines



You have permission to cite this material provided you include a link to the page.

The author is Ron Kurtus.

Best wishes for success in your research project.

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How to study

Topic: General


September 11, 2017

how to study

Patrick - Nigeria



Your teacher will usually give you instructions of what to study. How to study means you read the material and try to understand it. Also, it is a good idea to take notes during class to use as a reference when you study, as well as when you take a test.

See Taking Notes in Class, as well as other lessons in the Good Grades section.

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Wants an overview of health for essay

Topic: Health


February 22, 2017

Write on the overview of health

Dorathy - Nigeria



See What is Physical Health? to get some ideas for your essay.

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Work hard but getting poor grades

Topic: General


February 1, 2017

I always work hard in school but I have a d- in math an f in science and a c- in geography I'm in 6th grade and I work a hard a a do in ela and I have an A+ in the why am I having a harder time in the rest of the claess

abby - USA



The fact that you are working hard and scored high in the English Language Arts (ELA) test means that you have the potential of being a top student. However, you must be doing something wrong to get the low grades.

Are you doing your homework? Are you good in taking tests? Some students know the material but are not good in taking tests. See Be Good at Taking Tests for some hints.

Also, you might ask your teachers if they can give you some pointers on how you can do better in their classes. It is not easy to do that, but you might get some good pointers. Also, it shows the teacher that you want to get better grades.

Look at some of the other Good Grades lessons for other ways to improve.

Best wishes on getting top grades. I know you can do it!

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Motivations for good grades

Topic: Reasons to Seek Good Grades


January 20, 2017

I understand that many students are motivated in their school work to make their parents happy or prevent them from being angry but this is entirely external motivation. Nothing about this is motivation from inside the student. Nothing about this is visionary and external motivation is not necessarily a useful skill to have is it relies entirely on environmental factors. For these, I don't believe you should promote this type of motivation.

Carter - USA



Reasons to Seek Good Grades not only states that one external motivation is to please the parents, but it also gives internal motivations of satisfaction from proving yourself and being able to get into college.

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How can I do well in my exams?

Topic: General


November 27, 2016

how can i get good grades in my exams?

cudjoe - Ghana



Of course, you need to understand the subject you are studying. It is good to take notes in class to help you study for the exam. Also, teachers often give hints on what will be on the tests, so you should be aware of that.

Read our lessons on preparing for tests and exams, starting with Be good at Taking Tests.

Best wishes in your studies and in taking exams. I am sure you will be successful.

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University entry test practice

Topic: Practice for Tests


November 24, 2016

Sir Plz Send Me Some MCQS .... That Can Help me in different universities enter Tests ... Please Sir .. I Will Waiting For your Respected Respose..

Abbas - Pakistan



We only have the short Mini-Quiz questions. You can use Entry Test Preparation to take some Chemistry MCQS.

Best wishes in successfully entering the university.

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Wants to get an "A" in nine final exams

Topic: General


September 30, 2016

Hello Sir
I will be writing my final exams in 3 months from now on. I have not been hard on studies so wanted to know my chances for acing all nine subjects. The exam will be my final year from high school.
I'm learning English as a second language hope you understand the grammar.




Do not get overconfident about being able get an "A" in all nine subjects. Even if you have been getting good grades in tests and homework in all subjects, you still need to "buckle down" and be well-prepared for the finals.

Look over your previous tests, homework, and note you have taken. You could even do some practice exams with your friends.

Be well-rested for the exams, and be sure that you will do your best.

Best wishes on getting a "A" in each exam. That will be something to celebrate.

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Wants to pass the fifth grade

Topic: General


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.

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