How to Be a Great Student in Middle School

Do you want to excel in school? If you do, this is the right article for you! Read on to excel in class.

Steps

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    Have all supplies with you. Even a little extra is okay. It will give you an excellent grade on being prepared. Teachers love that in a student. Make sure you have at least 3 pens and pencils, all your books, notebooks, etc. That way, you don't have to be distracted and distract others for borrowing a pen or pencil.
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    Don't distract other people in class. Don't pass notes, talk out loud, or move a lot. Also make sure to raise your hand properly so that your teacher will think the best of you.. Make sure your seat is tucked in, you raise your hand, and participate in class. Participating not only helps you understand the lesson more, it helps your grade too. The teacher will see that you have learned something in the time he/she was teaching.
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    Study. Even if you don't have a test, studying is always the right solution. It will give you a head start and more knowledge. It will also give you good grades on quizzes, tests, and classwork. But, study in a quiet environment. Studying with a partner is okay.
    • Advanced reading is really helpful if you don't want to be overwhelmed with the new concepts and information being given to you on the next lecture.
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    Get great penmanship. You don't really need it to be a great student, but it makes it able for the teacher to read your beautiful work! Some teachers give additional points to students with great penmanship because of neatness. Great penmanship is usually needed in English, languages, and practical subjects for essays.
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    Have great behavior. Do not talk back to the teacher. Even if he/she tempts you to.
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    Love school (or at least like it). No matter how hard you try to be a great student, if you hate school, it won't work!
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    Dress nice. If you are dressing in mini mini skirts, belly shirts, or see through shirts, your teachers will think of you as disgusting (or brainless). They would also think you are improper and inappropriate, and especially trying to get attention, which is very irritating for most teachers.
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    Start a discussion. Be interested in the subject, and if you are well prepared, try to start a discussion. For instance if a question is asked, see if you can answer it. Or ask a question, there is no such thing as a stupid question( just an unworthy question). Make sure to ask enough questions to satisfy you and your teacher during other appointments (or time other than class-- Office Hours).
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    Even if you don't know the answer, try.
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    Never leave an answer blank on a test, if in doubt, guess.

Tips

  • Keep all supplies and extras with you.
  • Keep your locker clean.
  • If you have a smartphone or tablet, check out great education apps, that can help everything to studying to reading faster.
  • Always pay attention in class even if you think you already know everything that the teacher is talking about.
  • Write in a journal everyday. Not only will this help you keep track of your behavior, attendance, and schoolwork, it will also help improve your handwriting!
  • Make sure you have your books organized so you easily find what you're looking for.
  • Always make sure to tell the teacher if you're having a problem learning. For example, if your partner is bothering you, ask to move elsewhere.

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Categories: Summarization | Improving And Maintaining Grades | Surviving Middle School