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Old 22-11-09, 05:53 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am writing about how teenagers like you and I can improve our grades in the United States since some country's have different education standards.

Well, some of you are asking - Who cares about grades, school sucks! That however, is not true. Education is very costly to buy the text books, technology, and of course materials you need to use for an education (pencils, pens, erasers, markers, colored pencils, crayons, paper). The public school education allows a free education meaning you don't have to pay for education but they do have more policies. Do you know who pays for your education? People like maybe your parent/guardians may have to pay taxes which a certain percentage goes to the education system.

If your doing poorly in school your wasting the chance of a great education and a good job that's basically being handed over to you but, you have to prove it by doing exams/tests to receive it. If you don't you're not doing your end of the bargain. So, how can we improve this?

We can improve your grades in steps that may be challenged for people with LD (Learning Disabilities of some sort) or a rough home life or people that deal with peer-pressure or depression in general.

Of course, everyone has a subject they aren't familiar with or struggle with. That's completely normal! Even, I have a subject that I struggle with but I have to work extra harder at it to succeed!

You're not trying to get good grades to make your parents/guardians happy. You're doing it for yourself as well, you're gonna make it through life without working at a store that pays $5.00 a hour which isn't much to support you and your family in the future on.

Why don't you become organized with your binders? This helps so you can find your papers.

Why don't you become organized with your locker? It helps make sure you got the right materials. Are you one of them who likes to make a big mess with their books? Why not clean them everyone once in a while (Estimated every week or so!)

What about doing your homework? Homework is not difficult if you have your notes/study guides/examples to view. Make sure you take home your binder/book on how to do it or read about it.

What about highlighting your homework that have paragraphs of information? If your homework is a worksheet, I suggest highlighting key words or certain information that is needed to know and you can study this when you're preparing yourself for a test/quiz/exam.

What about showing up to school and class? If your one of those students who likes to take off every Monday or any day of the week, you're mostly gonna get lost in the material and do not know what to do and get behind in the subject.

Well, I'm stuck and lost what should I do? Why not talk to your teacher privately and ask for additional assistance or go to a tutoring program that may help you. Don't wait until the last minute if you notice your failing! Please ask for help or you will get behind and isn't easy to get caught up with the class!

What if I'm always late to class or leave beginning of class instruction? You tend to lose more knowledge leaving as the teacher may be irritated for having to repeat instructions. Please be punctual to class (ON TIME!) as it helps.

What if I'm absent and I come back? Please make sure you make up your assignments! It is not the teachers responsibility to remind you! You have a certain amount of days to make it up depending on your school district! It's better to get partial credit than no credit at all!

I'm frustrated and I give up, what should I do? You should clearly speak to the teacher that you're struggling and talk to your parent or guardian in the case of that event and specifically explain. The teacher will probably try to help you the best he/she. Please note: The teacher will not do the work for you, you must put some effort and at least try.

I'm hungry; and I can't focus what should I do?! Remember to eat lunch/breakfast! Your mind will focus more on your stomach growling, etc thus, it will cause your attention to switch off for temporarily or maybe even the whole class!

I'm mad at my friend, and I hate the teacher what should do? When you're irritated or angry your mind cannot think logically. In fact, it's been proven by scientists that if your angry or your attention is grabbed - you most likely will not understand what is being interpreted or taught in that matter.

Remember to spend at least an hour a day studying! Get at least 7 1/2 hours of sleep! Sleep is important so it refreshes your brain!
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its good advice! and for anyone, not just people from the US.
I should probably follow some of those tips.








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Old 23-11-09, 09:35 AM   #3
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its good advice! and for anyone, not just people from the US.
I should probably follow some of those tips.
Thank you.
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