Posts Tagged ‘school’

Extra Curriculars

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Athletes do better in school on average than non-athletes. You don’t have to be on a team, but you should be active. It’s good for your body including your brain function. It’s good for your self-image and self-confidence. If you are on a team of some kind, it makes you become a better time manager. (note: many of the same arguments can be applied to serious musicians or other types of performance)

Also, kids who do extra stuff outside of academics such as speech and debate, journalism, student body, etc, do much better than the typical student.

Online Grading

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Do check the online gradebook, if your school uses one, regularly. Not only do teachers sometimes make honest mistakes (which you can then point out to them) in entering grades, but also it will help you keep aware of what class or assignment you most need to pay attention to.

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.