There are many benefits to getting good grades in high school. These high marks can help you increase your chances of getting into your ideal college or qualify for scholarships that require academic excellence. Are you struggling in high school? Read on to find out how to most effectively improve your grades!
Generally high school students find themselves guilty of not asking enough questions inside and outside of class. The most effective way to learning from your mistakes or to progress from specific maths questions for example, is to ask more questions and get the question out of the way. This means that you won’t be wasting hours pondering on solving a potentially simple question. Not only does it help you save time, it also saves the time of other students too if you asked during class. Surely other students would have the same question and you can all work on getting the best grades possible.
One of the keys to success in high school, particularly Year 11 and Year 12 (Preliminary and HSC) students is to make notes and consistently update them throughout the semesters. Making notes help you revise content learnt in class and helps strengthen the foundations of theory you have learnt to prepare you for homework which puts your knowledge to the test and develop practical skills. These theoretical and practical skills are needed in all subjects offered in high school, so be be aware of both types in order to target and succeed in these aspects of subjects.
Making notes not only strengthens study foundations and puts your theoretical skills into deep thought and practise, it also means that you won’t be flipping through piles of content you received from school. You will just need to refer to your own notes, catered to your own learning style and abilities. This means, you will be sure of your strengths and weaknesses as well as which topics to target prior to the exam. But when you start studying prior to an exam with no study notes, you will unconsciously expect yourself to go through all the content you have ever received and referred to which will stress you out. This is inefficient and while you could be improving in certain areas of study, you have found yourself going through and finally binge creating study notes that you will barely remember for the exam.
With so many subjects to study, high school students are highly recommended to develop study habits as well as staying organised. Students will realise that studying for high school will be much easier when notes are kept organised. Keeping your study space neat can help you concentrate and make easier to find important textbooks and notes.
Good Study Habits
You are probably sick of seeing this section in all the blogs you’ve ever read but it cannot be ignored as this is the key element and time consumer when it comes to the time students have in order to maximise their potentials for higher grades. There are many study methods and styles that suit everyone in their own ways. All the study habits you develop and stick to during high school will stay with your through to college and even while you enter the workforce. So it is essential to have built the habit as early as possible.
And also remember to have regular breaks! Too much of something is never a good thing, even if it is study! Without breaks, high school students will often find themselves stressing out and being moody. Without some freedom and time to relax and enjoy doing what they love, they will burn out and refuse to study! It is highly recommended to stay consistent with study and have regular breaks to refresh the mind and prepare for another study session ahead!
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