Posts Tagged ‘school help’

Physical Appearance

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Presentation counts. The content for your projects is important, but the whole package and attention to details matters. Why? Because in real life, people won’t pay any attention to your content if it’s sloppy, if it’s not presented in an attention-getting, appealing, and logical manner.

So even if teachers say they don’t care about your art skills… honestly they do.

Teacher’s Errors

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Don’t directly or indirectly point out the teacher’s errors in class, unless you already have evidence the teacher is okay with that. If it is something that is truly important, you can try to clarify with the teacher after class or after school.

There was a kid in one of my classes a few years back that constantly corrected the teacher. He was obviously a genius but also a social failure. He still got a great grade, but nobody, including the teacher liked him.

Don’t be a Grade Grubber

Monday, June 14th, 2010

While teachers do like the kids who check over their homework and tests afterwards, and ask questions, they don’t like the kids who seem to be focused primarily securing every single tenth of a point (even if they might be entitled). So even if you’re pretty sure you’re right, if right and wrong are not clear-cut or it is not a significant number of points involved, let it go.

Although you might need those points, it’s more important to make sure the teacher does not hate you.

Be Organized

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Use the calendar function that goes with your email or any other calendar to track assignments, extracurricular activities, other jobs and tasks, and send yourself reminders of everything things you intend to do. It is worth the time to input things.

I know that every single student has forgotten an assignment at least once in his/her life. If you continually keep track of everything, it’ll reduce the chances of losing a few points.

Who cares about a few points? Well every student hits a point where he/she could have gotten that grade a whole letter higher if not for a few points. I remember when I got a B+ by 2 points. If I hadn’t forgotten some homework, I would have gotten an A.