The first key to learning how to get high grades in college is that we must visit our professors regularly to seek help.
After all, the best person to help us get high grades in any class is the professor of that class.
However, the most important fact to remember when seeking help from our professors is that they don’t have time for all the students who need help; but they have plenty of time for the students who want help.
That’s right. We have to want to help ourselves get high grades because our professors are not going to chase us down and beg to help us.
Basically, when we’re looking to get high grades preparation is vital; and it all starts with visiting our professors so we know exactly what to do.
Whether we have a paper, quiz, test, or presentation coming up we must prepare for it by first being fully aware of what is expected of us. Because if we’re even a little bit confused or mistaken about what we need to do, it’s most likely going to end in disaster.
That’s why a simple face to face visit with our professors before class, after class, or during their office hours is so critical. It also shows our professors that we’re invested in getting high grades, and that’s always a good thing.
Then, after we have visited our professors we need to form, or join, a study group. That’s the second key to learning how to get high grades in college.
Yes, most students study a lot on their own. I realize that. However, if we truly want to get high grades we must take the extra step of getting involved in a study group. If we can’t find a study group to join; forming one is a lot easier than it seems.
Almost every student would rather study with classmates than do it alone. So, at the end of our next class we simply need to talk to the people who we sit next to and say, “Ya know, we should get a group going so we can figure this stuff out together.”
Once we say that a few times, to a few different people, the study group gets formed almost instantly. It’s that easy. It doesn’t take much effort at all, but the students who actually do it are the ones who usually end up with high grades.
It’s true that a basic benefit of study groups is they give students a way to socialize and study at the same time.
However, they also provide us with multiple viewpoints on the subject matter, which is a very advanced benefit, and something we cannot do on our own.
Also, study groups allow us to quiz each other and hear how other people arrive at the correct answers to questions. That’s why it’s critical for us to get involved with study groups if we’re serious about getting high grades in college.
Finally, the third key for getting high grades in college is to set aside an hour for rapid cramming just before we’re due to take a quiz, test, or final.
This hour of time dedicated to rapid cramming is in addition to visiting our professors, studying on our own, and being a part of a study group. This is massively important.
It will allow us to retain the information in our short term memories for easy recall. That’s why we must do an hour of rapid cramming as close to the start of the quiz, test, or final as possible if we’re really dedicated to getting high grades.
The reason we need to be serious about this is because other students are doing it and they’re the ones who are getting the high grades. We can’t allow ourselves to miss out any longer. The three keys to getting high grades are clear.
Now it’s up to us to use them and grab those high grades for ourselves.
That’s ultimately how to get high grades in college while tapping into our inborn power. This will bring us closer to living as the most complete version of ourselves immediately.
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6 Quick Tips For Taking Quizzes, Tests, And Finals
Tip #1: Be sure to get enough sleep and always eat something before the test so your brain will be alert. (Use caffeine in desperate situations.)
Tip #2: When the test is handed out, take a deep breath, let it out slowly, and stretch out your body to get the blood and oxygen moving throughout your body.
Tip #3: Answer the first question first and fully. Then proceed to the next one and so on.
Tip #4: Forget about any S.A.T strategies that instruct you to leave a question blank or to read ahead and answer the easy questions first.
Reading ahead and searching for easy questions will only result in your discovery of one or two ridiculously difficult questions that will consume your focus for the remainder of the test.
Tip #5: Do not worry if you are one of the last students to finish the test. You won’t get a better grade for finishing early. In fact, handing in your test with a lot of time left shows your professor that you had time to check your answers but didn’t care enough to do so.
Tip #6: Finally, if you do poorly on the quiz, test, or final; it is not the end of the world. Just make sure to find out about any extra credit work you can do, and if there is a retest you can take to improve your grade.
Bad grades happen, but not trying to turn them into high grades is unacceptable.
How To Get High Grades In College Now
– Written by Motivational Joe