How to Ace Algebra

Algebra can be a hard subject for many students, for many different reasons. If you're one of those people, or you're currently failing algebra, and you want to find out how you can ace it so that you don't have to repeat the course, then keep reading this article.


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    Get a small notebook and write down your assignments so you won`t forget to do them. Especially in a class like algebra where there are usually no projects, getting homework done is important. Even if you're getting a 100 percent on every test, if you don't do your homework, it will start to negatively impact your grade.
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    Ask questions often during class. Don't be afraid. If you don't understand the topic you're working on, then just ask your teacher to explain it again, most likely, they will be more than happy too. If your question was already answered, and you just didn't catch it, they won't be mad at you.
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    Study as much as you can. Even if you think that you know the material, go over it just in case you may have missed something.
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    Eat a healthy breakfast. This is especially important if you have algebra first thing, or if you find the class boring, because not eating may cause you to fall asleep during class.
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    Turn in all of your assignments early, if you are allowed. Depending on the teacher, you may receive extra credit. Even if you don't, they will at least be very happy, because that's one less student they have to check off when checking for everyone's assignments.


  • Especially if you are given a note packet or sheet, always take notes during class. Notes can be a vital study tool when it comes time for tests and quizzes.
  • Don't be afraid to ask the teacher if you can stay after school or come during a free period if you are having trouble understanding the material. Unless they have a meeting, most teachers would be happy to let you come and get extra help from them.
  • Avoid becoming stressed if you are having so much trouble. Becoming stressed out, especially over a class like algebra, will definitely not help you in the long run. If you feel yourself becoming stressed, relax, and take a few deep breaths.


  • Don't cheat on any test or quiz. If you are caught cheating, depending on your school and your teacher, they will most definitely take your test, possibly give you a zero, and possibly give you disciplinary action.

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