Maybe you received midterm grade(s) a few weeks ago and you are struggling to raise your grade before the semester ends? Maybe you are doing alright in your classes but it is still important for you to raise your grade and you know you are capable of doing better?
Yes, it is the home stretch and the time to work extremely hard and study long hours. Hopefully you are not experiencing the kind of attitude that Calvin is here:
It can be easy to say “then forget it” especially if you believe you can’t improve your grade. But you can always improve your grade – don’t give up!
- Talk to your instructor/professor to find out exactly where you stand and what scores you need to get on the remainder of the exams and assignments to reach your goal
- Talk with your academic adviser so he/she can help you make a plan of action and share other resources with you.
- Go over your earlier test with your instructor to find out what you are doing wrong, are you over analyzing questions? Are you doing better on multiple choice questions or short answer questions? Are you studying the content you need to study?
- Meet with an academic coach at your College Academic Success Center. You will pick up some tips and methods of study that will help you.
- Study with your peers, especially the ones who are doing a little better in class.
- Ask questions, review notes with peers and instructors.
Do not let pride stand in your way. Ask the questions, professors want to help students learn the material. By visiting them in their office for extra help, they know you are a good student who is really to trying to pass their class and will be very helpful,
Have a good week of classes and set aside more than plenty if time to study.