Getting good grades in high school increases your chances of graduating on time, getting into a good college and attaining a scholarship. Some students have a tendency to slack off at the end of their high school years, but many seniors understand the impact that a strong academic finish can have on their lives after high school. Hard work will allow you to achieve good grades, even if your current grades are below average. By putting forth your best effort throughout your senior year, you can raise your GPA by one point or more each term.
Never miss class. Excessive absences affect your attendance grade, cause you to miss important information and can impact your relationship with your teacher. Be on time and prepared for class each day.
Befriend serious-minded students. Interact with those who come to class daily, contribute to classroom discussions and complete their work in a timely manner. Exchange telephone numbers and email addresses with them and contact them often to plan homework and study sessions.
Consult your teachers regularly. Teachers show interest in students who are serious about earning good grades. Let your teachers know about your academic goals. Stay after class occasionally to discuss your progress with your teachers.
Limit socialization during the school week. Decrease the hours that you spend chatting on the Internet, talking on your cell phone and text messaging your friends. Use this time to review classroom notes, study for exams and complete extra credit assignments.
Purchase a planner to keep track of all of your grades and assignments. This helps you to stay organized and decreases your likelihood of missing tasks and deadlines.
Sleep deprivation will affect your concentration and academic performance, so make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep each night.
- Sleep deprivation will affect your concentration and academic performance, so make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep each night.
Before starting her writing career, Tanya Brown worked as an eighth-grade language arts teacher. She also has a background in nursing, with extensive experience in urology, neurology and neurosurgery clinics. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and is pursuing her master’s degree in educational psychology.