15 Tips on How-To Raise Your Grade Point Average + Get Better Grades

Saturday, July 25, 2015

With Back-to-School season right around the corner I thought it would be a good idea to share some tips on how to increase your GPA for the upcoming school year! I tend to get good grades in school and these are my tips on how I do it! But, you have to understand that doing well in school isn't always easy!

Be Prepared for Class
It is very important to be prepared for class with everything you need. Make sure you have everything your teacher needs you to have for class. Do your homework and have it ready and complete before you enter the classroom! Don't try to scramble to do your homework right before class. That is never your best work! It is hard to be successful without the materials you need, so be prepared for class!

Eat Before Class
It is important to not be hungry during class so that you can learn and absorb the information you are being taught! So make sure you eat before class so you concentrate on the information, NOT your growling tummy!

Get a Good Night's Sleep Before Tests
You should get a good night's rest not only before tests and exams but for class as well. This will also allow better concentration and allows your mind to be more awake! This will help you think better and more clearly, therefore, getting you a better grade on the test!

Make a Study Schedule
I know this can be hard if you have a busy schedule, but it is important to set aside time to study and review information. It doesn't have to be a lot of time, even 10-15 minutes will help you get a better grade!

Don't Procrastinate
I know this is easier said then done, and I am very guilty of this, but I have found that when I don't put off assignments I am lest stressed and more prepared!

Take Breaks
When you are studying it is important to clear your mind with a break, whether that means electronic time or eating a snack, it is important! Studies have shown that students who take breaks while studying do better on tests than those who don't take breaks.

Put Forth Your Best Effort
For this one just remember that you won't get the results you want if you don't put in the effort to actually achieve those goals. The amount of effort you put in effects the results and what you get out! So if you want good marks you have to work hard for them!

Don't Waste Time
This one kind of goes along with the procrastination tip! I have learned that instead of wasting time and doing things to just pass time, it is good to go ahead and get those assignments out of the way! I know it sucks and you would much rather be watching Netflix or looking at social media, but you will thank yourself when you have it done and don't have to worry about it anymore! It feels like a weight is lifted off of your shoulders!

Choose the Best Classes For You
You have to understand that everyone is different! Take classes that are not too easy (so that you learn) and those that aren't too hard (so that you can succeed). Only you know what is right for you! It is very important to choose the right classes in order to succeed.

Do All Offered Extra-Credit
When extra-credit is offered, you should view it as mandatory instead of optional. No matter what your grade is, extra-credit only helps! Also, if you think you have a good grade right now in the class it is still important to do extra-credit because it might save our grade later on!

Organization is Key
This tip is one of the most important ones! I cant stress enough how important it is to stay organized. Binders/Folders and my planner are what keeps me sane! My planner helps me remember when things are due and my binders help me keep all those papers organized!

Constantly Review Information
Instead of cramming before tests, review the information every night for at least 5 minutes. This will refresh your mind every night and help you remember the material a lot better!

Ask For Help
If you are struggling on a topic it is SO important to ask for help! You cant be scared to raise your hand or talk to the teacher before or after class! They will help you because it is their job!

Put Homework First
Homework should always come before hanging out with friends and everything else. You have to prioritize! This will ensure that you get it done and then you can reward yourself by going out with friends!

Remember not to stress too much! Take breaks and take time for yourself because school and grades are not the end of the world!

So, this is how I maintain an A average GPA. I hope these tips were helpful! Just remember that even though it is hard, it will be so rewarding when you get the grades you hoped for! Also, it is important to remember that grades don't mean everything! 
Thanks for reading!

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