wikiHow to Be a Great Student at School

Two Methods:To Receive Great Grades:Respect:

Do you want to become an A+ Student? Do you want to receive good grades? Want to earn friends and the teachers' respect? If you answered 'Yes!' to one or more, then this article is definitely for you!

Method 1
To Receive Great Grades:

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    Work hard. Getting good grades in school is not a walk in the park. A+ Grades cannot be summoned with a flick of the wrist and poof!, there is a grade you can be proud of. Make sure you understand that.
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    To start with, listen to the teacher. This doesn't mean talking while listening...no, they don't go together. Listening ultimately lets information or directions to come right in, so you don't have to get up and ask the teacher what he/she said and make them annoyed. Remember the rule: "Silence is Golden, Duct Tape is Silver"
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    Stop procrastinating! This gets you nowhere, and just makes you feel overwhelmed or hopeless. It's not worth it!
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    When a test is coming, actually study for it. Yeah, maybe you thought you remembered everything, except when you're on the test and notice you forgot Einstein's theory of Relativity or who the second king of Kush was. Studying can almost always stop this from happening. Pick a night you're free and devote it to finding a good way of studying, taking notes, etc. Studying with friends can help tremendously, as long as you can work and accomplish tasks efficiently without getting side-tracked.
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    When you're sick for a day, ask your teacher if you can come in for lunch. Miss recess for a day. Is 15 minutes out of your life really gonna' kill you? Probably not! Not only will you get the work and complete it, you have almost the whole time to have the teacher help you with problems and understanding them, so you'll be back in a jiffy. Plus, you'll earn the respect of your teachers for your high reputation of responsibility!
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    Probably the most obvious rule. Get your brain going and get that work done! What do you think the teacher's going to grade? So sit down, stop reading this if you have to, and start completing that homework! Hey, do you want that A+ or what?

Method 2
Respect:

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    Do your best at everything. It reflects on your character and who you are.
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    Be nice! Nobody likes a snob, a know-it-all, or a "get out of my way or I'll punch your brains out!". There's always a good-side of everything, kinda' like yin-and-yang. Think before you do. Also, think about this: who you are and what you do defines what is attracted to you, like a magnet. If you're not a very nice person to others, not very nice things will happen to you, like a scolding, detention, etc. Kinda' like Karma.
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    Use your manners. Closing a door on the jerk that humiliated you last block isn't right. There's no need for revenge. Try being polite to other people, it's contagious! Teachers will be more prone to being polite to you too, as well! Not only that, other people will be more prone to becoming friends, etc.
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    Don't cuss. It makes you look like an idiot. It makes habits. Soon, the words don't even make you feel relieved or anything. Don't do it.
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    Know that insecurity is common and natural, but some people let it control them. If you feel like you have to act differently around others or do stuff that you don't want to do while around companions, it's a sure sign of insecurity. If you feel this is interfering with your ability to be a great student, a counselor can help you lots!

Tips

  • Organization can help, too!
  • If you hang out with people who do things or act in a way that you don't exactly enjoy, then think to yourself whether or not they are people who you want to be friends with or hang out with.
  • If you can spare time or anything else, try to get Extra-Credit; this could save you from a B+ and earn you an A-. Also, you'll gain your teacher's respect by showing them that you care about your grades.

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Categories: Learning Techniques and Student Skills