by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 605 comments and questions on Grades issues. They are listed according to date.
You can read them to further your understanding of the subject.
|How to get my worst grade up||Purpose of Tricks for Good Grades||Lesotho|
|Wants A's and B's but doesn't do homework||General||USA|
|Stepson struggling in school||Reasons Students Get Poor Grades||South Africa|
|Wants to improve grades but struggling||General||USA|
|How to get best grades||General||Namibia|
|Why is homework important after math lesson?||Purpose of Homework||Zimbabwe|
|I don't do well in Math or Social Studies||General||USA|
|Giving up on school||General||USA|
|How to get good grades||General||USA|
|Relationship with respect to teacher||General||USA|
|I'm getting realy low grades at school||General||Lebanon|
|Having trouble getting my grades up||General||USA|
|How can I perform well in my science subjects?||General||Tanzania|
|I want to be first in my class||General||Ghana|
|I want to get good grades in school||General||Kenya|
How to get my worst grade up
June 10, 2016
i need help on how to get my worst grade up..
tahleho - Lesotho (27067)
The fact that you want to improve indicates you have potential.
Consider why you have problems with that subject. Is it too hard to understand or some other reason?
You can go through our lessons on Getting Good Grades for some helpful ideas.
Also, ask your teacher for some ideas on how you can improve your grade in that subject. Often teachers are willing to help students who want to improve.
Best wishes on improving all your grades. I know you can do it.
Wants A's and B's but doesn't do homework
April 16, 2016
I just have a couple questions....ok so everytime I were study the night before a quiz I would still fail in all of my 7 classes I have in my middle school. Then in language arts I have a 58% that's not good at all. My teacher gives out really weird and hard homework so I really don't do it, but I know that's part of it because when your assigned homework your suppose to do and all. But I just wanna know how to get all A's and B's in my classes. If you can help please! Thank you ;)
Matthew - USA (26935)
It is good that you want to get A's and B's. That is a start on being successful.
It is a good idea to take notes in class. Often teachers will give hints about what is important and may be on a test. Also, notes make it easier to review the subject matter when studying for a test. Note that note taking becomes more and more important in high school and college. See Taking Notes in Class.
Shame on you for not even trying to do your homework. At the very least, go over the homework material to do what is easy to do. Then for the hard stuff, give it a try or make note of the subject. You can ask your teacher in class to explain the hard stuff. See Zip Through Your Homework for some tips.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes on becoming a top student.
Stepson struggling in school
April 14, 2016
I have a 15 year old step son who has failed one grade and sporadically goes through a period of good results. Teachers have been saying he has potential but is never realised. He is not happy with his school but doesn't help himself by getting better marks to warrant him going to a better school.
Kevin - South Africa (26929)
15 year-old boys often have a struggle in finding themselves.
You might ask him what he really enjoys doing, what he dreams of getting (i.e. like a car), or what he would like to become. Tell him that you are just curious and do this in a non-judgmental way. Note that boys often don't want to share with their parents, but at least it might get him thinking about it.
Don't give him advice, but encourage him to go after what he wants. This could give him a direction and indirectly get him to do better in school.
If going to a better school is an option, see if you and your step-son can meet with a counselor in the school to learn the requirements. This would make the goal real, and he might buckle down and get better grades, so that he can transfer.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes in helping him excel.
Wants to improve grades but struggling
March 7, 2016
Hi, I am a high school student. I have a really hard time taking test. I need some help to get a better grade on the test. Right now I have two C and One D. which I am really upset about it, the most struggle class for me is health and world history. please help me and teach me some tips. My goal is to get in University of Columbia, I know it seems impossible but I really really really want to go. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Sara - USA (26848)
It is good that you want to excel, as well as having a goal to get int o the University of Columbia. That is a bog start on being successful.
Think about why you are having trouble in these two classes. Is it because you don't understand the material or just have trouble in your tests?
It is good to take notes in class to help you study later. Also, note that teachers often give hints on what is important and what will be in their tests. In fact, do your homework as if it was a test. This can help you when under the pressure of a test.
Although it is not easy to do, check with your teachers, tell them that you want to do better in class, and ask for some tips on improving your grades. They may point out things you didn't notice.
Check through our Getting Good Grades lessons for things that apply to you.
Best wishes on getting good grade and achieving your dream. I know you can do it.
How to get best grades
February 19, 2016
Kumpoma - Namibia (26794)
Go through our lessons on Getting Good Grades for tips and ideas.
Of course, you need to study and learn the material. It is also important to be able to do well in tests and exams.
Why is homework important after math lesson?
January 20, 2016
state and explain three reason why it is important to be given homework right after mathematics lesson
Kudzai Isau - Zimbabwe (26716)
One reason for homework is to verify that you understand the material taught in class. Doing the homework right away helps this process.
Another reason is that doing homework right after the lesson reinforces what you learned in class. If the homework is skipped, you might not remember what was taught.
In mathematics, it is important to practice solving different types of problems and performing various operations. Your homework will give you that practice to help in understanding the principles.
Best wishes for success in your mathematics class, as well as the others.
I don't do well in Math or Social Studies
January 4, 2016
I don't do so well in math or social studies
Destiny - USA (26663)
We do have material on Arithmetic and Algebra that could help you understand the topics. Unfortunately, I don't have any material on Social Studies.
Consider the classes in which you do well. Often, they are classes that you are more interested in. See if you can apply those principles to math and social studies.
Also, you might ask your teacher for tips or ideas of how you can do better in those classes. Often, they can provide some helpful ideas.
I know you have to ability and desire to excel. Best wishes for success in your classes.
Giving up on school
January 3, 2016
should i give up on school
kelly - USA (26658)
You should never, ever give up on school. You are way too smart to do that, even if this seem tough.
The thing to do is to set up a plan to get good grades and then study smart to make thing easier.
Go through the various lessons on Getting Good Grades to get ideas of how to excel in school (as well as to make it easier).
Best wishes for success in school. I know you can do it.
How to get good grades
January 3, 2016
How to get good grades
Morgan - USA (26659)
It helps to learn to be good at taking tests. That is why you should keep notes in your classes. Teachers often give hints about what will be on the tests.
Go through our lessons on Getting Good Grades in areas that will be helpful to you.
The fact that you want good grades is a big factor in success. I am sure you will do better in school.
Best wishes for good grades.
Relationship with respect to teacher
November 27, 2015
how to get a relationship with your teacher ??
andorian - USA (26568)
Just being in class gives you a student-teacher relationship. However, you want this relationship to be positive and friendly.
The best thing to do is to show your teacher that you are anxious to learn. They like students who want to learn, as opposed to those who hate to be in class.
When you try to do your best, you feel better about yourself, and your teacher should appreciate that.
Best wishes for top grades in school.
I'm getting realy low grades at school
October 31, 2015
I really really really need your help
I'm getting realy low grades at school and If that contiues
I'm going to flunk this semester
David - Lebanon (26493)
I am sorry to hear you are getting low grades in school. Do you have any idea why you are having such trouble? Do you do poorly in tests? Do you do your homework? Are you having trouble concentrating? Is the class material too hard for you?
The first thing to do is to examine where your problem is and what is the reason.
Being able to do well in tests and exams is important. Try to take notes of important things in class and do your homework as if it was an exam. That gives you practice.
Make sure you are not being distracted in class and when you are doing your homework.
Although it is not easy to do, talk to your teacher and tell that you want to get better grades and ask for some advice on how you can improve. You may find out what you area doing wrong.
Finally, go through our lessons on getting good grades, as well as reading the feedback from other students. You may get some good ideas.
The fact that you want to improve is a good start. I am sure you will be able to improve and get good grades. Try to get top grades. I know you can do it.
Having trouble getting my grades up
October 5, 2015
I am really having trouble getting my grades up can you possibly help me. My parents keep lecturing me but i hate it.
haley - USA (26422)
Just the fact that you want to get better grades is a good start.
Picking a good spot and time to do your homework is helpful. Have it a special time with no distractions. You can gt your homework done much faster then. Also, take notes of important items that will probably be on your tests.
Go through some of our lessons on getting good grades that may apply to you.
Once you get a good plan of action, tell your parents. If they know you have a plan, it should stop them from lecturing you.
Best wishes on getting top grades. I know you can do it.
How can I perform well in my science subjects?
September 26, 2015
How can i understood and perform well in my combination subjects (physics, chemistry & biology)?
David - Tanzania (26406)
Those courses require learning the basic concepts and using logical thinking. In other words, thing should make sense.
Physics probably will require knowledge of Algebra and ability to solve problems.
Read the material in your books, carefully and make notes about things you don't understand, so you can ask your teacher.
Also, take notes in class about important concepts the teacher mentions. Class notes will often help you when you study for your tests.
Sit towards the front of the class, so your teachers will know you are anxious to learn.
I am sure you will do well in your classes. Best wishes for good grades.
I want to be first in my class
September 16, 2015
I want to be first in class, what should I do?
Parden - Ghana (26384)
It is good that you want to be first in your class. Some ways to help your grades include:
Sit toward the front of the class.
Take notes of important items your teacher says; those notes can be used to study for tests.
Set aside a specific time to do your homework.
Practice taking tests, so you become good at doing them.
Also, go through our lessons to give you other ideas.
Best wishes for becoming a champion in your class.
I want to get good grades in school
July 4, 2015
I h've poor time planning.
I am avarage at school but I dont work hard.
I learn a secondary school in Kenya. There are stiff competition in our school. I want to score well from now on. Plz would you help me the tips of reading books?
Abdikafi - Kenya (26152)
A big problem many students have is that there are so many distractions around them, such that they never concentrate on their schoolwork.
It is good to set aside a specific time to do your schoolwork or homework, not allowing any distractions. In fact, you can set aside a certain amount of time for each subject matter or assignment. Then make sure you finish the assignment within that time period.
It is good to write down your schedule, so that you will then follow it. This is a good time management method.
Also, write down the grades you would like to get in each class and put that list somewhere where it will remind you of your goals every day.
Taking notes in class is a good way to keep up with the competition. It also helps you study for your exams.
You have good goals and the potential to excel. Look over the lessons on Getting Good Grades for ideas to improve.
Best wishes for success in school.
Questions and comments
Do you have any questions, comments, or opinions on this subject? If so, send an email with your feedback. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Share this page
Click on a button to bookmark or share this page through Twitter, Facebook, email, or other services:
Students and researchers
The Web address of this page is:
Please include it as a link on your website or as a reference in your report, document, or thesis.
Where are you now?