Once in a while your grades may slip for a variety of reasons. Some students will bring them back up, and some students will panic and struggle to bring their grades back up. Improving your grades does not have to be an overwhelming task. There are many ways you can improve your grades in your classes, however it will take time, management, and patience.
Try to be organized as possible. Write down all your study groups, assignments, papers, projects and exam dates in your day planner or organizer. You also want to post these details on a wall calendar hung in your room. It is important to see these deadlines openly and every day. Day planners or organizers tend to be used when you are at school or work. That is why it is important to have a wall calendar hung in your room.
If you don’t understand a concept, or you need clarification, ask. Educators like you to ask questions, so that they can see that you are trying to grasp the concept. If you don’t feel comfortable asking your instructor, then ask a classmate. Not only she or he may help you, but maybe this will turn into a friendship as well. Having or making friends is another way to build a network of school colleagues. This can be useful for questions, doing group projects, or having a study group.
If you are still struggling, you may get a private tutor provided by your college or university. There is probably a learning resource center or writing center where tutoring is available on a variety of subjects.
Make sure you read chapters ahead of class time, and jot down notes or questions that arise from the reading. Chances are your instructor may not go into to much detail about what you are learning, or may present differently than the textbook. Your instructor expects you to read because he or she uses this as a learning tool and it may be on exams.
Some times teaching others what you were taught by your instructor sometimes helps in improving grades. You can talk about concepts you learned to your friends or colleagues. Hearing other perspectives sometimes will help you understand your class lectures more clearly.
Do not cram for an exam. Review every day. It is better to learn things in increments than all at once. Your hard work will eventually lead to your accomplishments.