Struggling with your grades can be stressful whether you're in elementary, high school or college. Bad grades happen for a variety of reasons from personal stress and and distraction to learning disabilities and confusing teaching techniques. Knowing how to recover from bad grades takes patience and determination to succeed in your education.

Attend all of your classes. If you have a history of skipping classes, then this has probably lowered your ability to make good grades. Improving your attendance increases the potential for you to learn everything taught in your classes.

Discuss your grades with your teachers. Some teachers have no problem assigning extra-credit work to help you raise your grade.

Find a tutor. High school and college campuses often have student tutor programs in various subjects. Find a tutor that is willing to work with you in subjects you are failing.

Study every day. Set aside a time everyday after school to study your most difficult subjects. The area where you study should be quiet and free of distractions. Studying for at least 30 minutes a day improves your mind's ability to absorb information.

Eat chocolate before quizzes and tests. This puts you at ease and makes you more receptive to successfully completing your tests. A study conducted by Dr. Bryan Raudenbush of the Wheeling Jesuit University concludes that chocolate enhances your brain activity. It helps you focus and improves your mood.

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