How to Obtain Good Grades Consistently
It is the dream of every student to obtain good grades. Irrespective of your field of study, one of the things you need is a grade worth showing off. However easy it sounds, it is one of the most difficult things for students to maintain. Most students don’t even know how to go about getting a worthy grade.
This article is for those students with the question of; how do I obtain good grades? A question that I once asked regularly. To my parents and tutors even myself. I feel many are equally having this challenge hence I’m putting down the steps that helped me raise my standard of results.
How Can I Raise my Result Standards??
I won’t be wrong for saying that this differs a little from one person to another… But these steps assisted me in attaining excellent grades. Staying above average is the most demanding task to give oneself. This involves taking everything seriously to the point of not leaving parts of any course not understood, or learned.
At this point, I know you are wondering if topping the class is possible. Yes, it is…. It requires enthusiasm, perseverance, self-confidence, confidence in one’s ability to understand a course… But above all, it requires COMMITMENT.
To read and have good grades is to discipline yourself, not to skip lectures, to learn (to read and understand at the same time) your courses, to redo the exercises given in class, to practice additional exercises taken either from books, manuals or even on the net …
How do I Get Good Grades?
- First, listen carefully to the lecturer’s teaching and explanations.
- Then, reread your manuals and handouts and try answering all the questions to make sure you understand the course. If their areas not understood, add little more efforts to seek help, just to understand it: Friends, senior colleagues who can assist, course mates (search among the good students of the class)… Remember, you are to learn those areas not understood, not to copy their assignment or exercises… Another solution may be to talk to your lecturer himself, if you get on well with him or her, respect them if they are willing to spend extra time explaining those things to you. Finally, another valid option is the internet… And yes, the courses that appeared a little difficult in class can be more detailed, more explicit, and it is possible that what you did not understand in class could appear clear and limpid when presented differently… But the goal is to really try to understand all and not allow any area untouched!
- Finally, when the course is understood, then you have to revise. One can easily forget what he/she knows if there are no constant reminders. Redo the exercises seen in class, look for additional exercises on the internet. You can equally ask your lecturer if he can give you a list of additional exercises to train you. Although this depends on the lecturer.
As I said at the beginning of this article, these tips will be followed more or less literally, depending on the person involved. But also, these tips should be observed on a regular basis, the less it will present difficulty…every evening after your classes make a revision. You must not wait to accumulate workload. Don’t push forward the day to start reading. Procrastination is the best enemy of every student.
Note: by following these tips daily (listening in class, rereading at night to understand and remember, and practicing the exercises required for the next class or train with new exercises) you would notice your progress on a regular basis and especially without having the terrible impression of incompetence…
Just make reading a habit…