Either you’re starting college or you’re already in college and your semester is almost ending. Feeling hopeless and don’t know what to do on how to get straight A’s in college. These are tips how. I am not perfect and I tend to slack a lot during my first half of the semester and get hopeless the second half because I let it get so far and always stress because I want those A’s. I have written down some tips and tricks that I have followed to help me still get that A by the end of the semester.
Read the Syllabus
If you have checked out my other posts you know I am a big fan of checking your syllabus. It is the guide to that class! It will provide all the information you possibly need. Unless you are that lucky soul that has a professor who doesn’t believe in them. Check if your professor offers the option to make up old work, and check if they also have their grading system set up. That will allow you to check if they drop the lowest exam grade etc.,
Mark important dates
Make sure you get a planner/calendar and mark important dates such as exams, homework’s, tutoring dates etc. This will allow you to stay on top of things and don’t let everything pass right by you without you knowing. I have created a 12 month plain, simple, printable calendar that you can print to help you keep track of things if you do not have a planner. To get access to this make sure to subscribe!
Schedule study time
Take two hours out of your day to catch up on old work or get ahead on coming material so you don’t feel as stressed with everything coming in at once. When the semester is ending all professors have a tendency to assign work at the same time and now you have 3/4 assignments due in two days with basically no time to breathe.
Sit in the Front
In college there sometimes exist the silent rule that where you sit in the first day of classes is where you must sit the rest of the semester. But as the semester drags on, I see those who do not care about this rule and just sit wherever they please. As the semester is ending, I notice a lot more people sitting towards the front than in the back. They figure out that sitting in the front allows you to pay more attention and stay off your phone. It forces you to take notes and more attentive.
I am a big fan of Eating healthy! Especially when it has to do with school and learning. I’m not the best eater? in the world but I know that eating good nutrients and healthy, allows you to be awake longer, pay more attention, and remember information.
Go to class
Why are you in school if you are just going to miss the majority of your classes? Go to class! Even if you don’t want to, go to class! Missing class does not help in getting better grades. Even if the professor states attendance does not matter. Just go to class, and listen. Extra brownie points if you take notes
Take a breather
Make sure to take a minute from stressing and do something you love to do. Watch an episode of your favorite show, have that cupcake, nap, browse social media, workout. Thinking about school 24/7 is not going to help you get an A in the long run. You will just end up being miserable. But learning to manage your time and separating when to study and when to enjoy life will help immensely.
What are tips that you do to get A’s?