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by Ron Kurtus

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Avoid Failing Wants to pass a tough class USA
 
Purpose of Homework Hope you get an "A" USA
 
Reasons Students Get Poor Grades Son is struggling with numbers in school South Africa
 
Reasons Students Get Poor Grades Permission for research Philippines
 
General How to study Nigeria
 
Health Wants an overview of health for essay Nigeria
 
General Work hard but getting poor grades USA
 
Reasons to Seek Good Grades Motivations for good grades USA
 
General How can I do well in my exams? Ghana
 
Practice for Tests University entry test practice Pakistan
 

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Wants to pass a tough class

Topic: Avoid Failing

Question

October 21, 2019

I need help! I am 68-years-old and for some unknown reason decide to go back to the university and a Post-Master’s degree in Geriatrics and one of the courses is Advance Practice Pharmacotherapeutics. I am struggling - there is so much material and very difficult. I need an 80 yo pass the course and at te moment I have a 75.2 average. How can I better study and retain the material? Please help!

Marlene - USA

29229

Answer

Congratulations on going back to school and seeking an advanced degree, especially in something like Advance Practice Pharmacotherapeutics. It can be tough for young students as well as those who are older like yourself.

It is good that you are looking around for some help in getting through the class.

Certainly, you need to take notes in class and to organize your work and time. Setting aside a certain amount of time to study with no interruptions can help.

Also not that teachers of give hints about what is important and will be in the tests.

If you can, try to get some pointers from your professor about things you are having trouble understanding. Perhaps seek a mentor or some assistance.

Showing that you really want to do well in the class can help.

Best wishes for success in learning the material and in getting a passing grade in this class.

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Hope you get an "A"

Topic: Purpose of Homework

Question

October 4, 2019

WOw, I hope this throws my teacher off. I'm using this as an essay subject.

Najai - USA

29208

Answer

I hope you get an "A" in your essay.

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Son is struggling with numbers in school

Topic: Reasons Students Get Poor Grades

Question

May 3, 2019

my son is doing grade 2 he is eighty years old he is olways strugling to pass at school am worried about it he is not good in counting numbers

Phelelani - South Africa

29024

Answer

It is good that you are helping and giving him encouragement.

You might let him try out Counting Games for Kids on your computer. The practice can be fun for him and get him more interested in the subject. There are other similar websites to help young students practice.

I hope this helps. Best wishes for your son's success in school.

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Permission for research

Topic: Reasons Students Get Poor Grades

Question

November 10, 2018

Good morning;

I will ask permission to the author for my research as my RRL

Who is the author of this?

I hope this message, will be reply

faisal - Philippines

28784

Answer

You have permission to cite this material provided you include a link to the page.

The author is Ron Kurtus.

Best wishes for success in your research project.

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How to study

Topic: General

Question

September 11, 2017

how to study

Patrick - Nigeria

28227

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Your teacher will usually give you instructions of what to study. How to study means you read the material and try to understand it. Also, it is a good idea to take notes during class to use as a reference when you study, as well as when you take a test.

See Taking Notes in Class, as well as other lessons in the Good Grades section.

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Wants an overview of health for essay

Topic: Health

Question

February 22, 2017

Write on the overview of health

Dorathy - Nigeria

27901

Answer

See What is Physical Health? to get some ideas for your essay.

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Work hard but getting poor grades

Topic: General

Question

February 1, 2017

I always work hard in school but I have a d- in math an f in science and a c- in geography I'm in 6th grade and I work a hard a a do in ela and I have an A+ in the why am I having a harder time in the rest of the claess

abby - USA

27853

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The fact that you are working hard and scored high in the English Language Arts (ELA) test means that you have the potential of being a top student. However, you must be doing something wrong to get the low grades.

Are you doing your homework? Are you good in taking tests? Some students know the material but are not good in taking tests. See Be Good at Taking Tests for some hints.

Also, you might ask your teachers if they can give you some pointers on how you can do better in their classes. It is not easy to do that, but you might get some good pointers. Also, it shows the teacher that you want to get better grades.

Look at some of the other Good Grades lessons for other ways to improve.

Best wishes on getting top grades. I know you can do it!

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Motivations for good grades

Topic: Reasons to Seek Good Grades

Question

January 20, 2017

I understand that many students are motivated in their school work to make their parents happy or prevent them from being angry but this is entirely external motivation. Nothing about this is motivation from inside the student. Nothing about this is visionary and external motivation is not necessarily a useful skill to have is it relies entirely on environmental factors. For these, I don't believe you should promote this type of motivation.

Carter - USA

27816

Answer

Reasons to Seek Good Grades not only states that one external motivation is to please the parents, but it also gives internal motivations of satisfaction from proving yourself and being able to get into college.

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How can I do well in my exams?

Topic: General

Question

November 27, 2016

how can i get good grades in my exams?

cudjoe - Ghana

27508

Answer

Of course, you need to understand the subject you are studying. It is good to take notes in class to help you study for the exam. Also, teachers often give hints on what will be on the tests, so you should be aware of that.

Read our lessons on preparing for tests and exams, starting with Be good at Taking Tests.

Best wishes in your studies and in taking exams. I am sure you will be successful.

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University entry test practice

Topic: Practice for Tests

Question

November 24, 2016

Sir Plz Send Me Some MCQS .... That Can Help me in different universities enter Tests ... Please Sir .. I Will Waiting For your Respected Respose..

Abbas - Pakistan

27502

Answer

We only have the short Mini-Quiz questions. You can use Entry Test Preparation to take some Chemistry MCQS.

Best wishes in successfully entering the university.

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