Making the grade

By Jack Robaszkiewicz

LifeatStart.com reporter

Throughout my school career I’ve been a great student. I’m very dedicated to my studies and strive to be the best I can be in the classroom. This determination has earned me a 4.0 G.P.A. and high respect from my teachers. Throughout the years I’ve developed many tips and tricks to have success so I figured I would share a few of them with all of you.

Let’s say you have a big test coming up later in the week. Many students will wait until the night before and try to cram everything in before the test, which is one of the worst things to do. Your brain will quickly become over loaded, tired, and you’ll probably forget most of what you’ve studied. Instead, review a little bit of material every night leading up to the test. Your brain will process the information easier and by the time test day comes, you’ll have everything memorized.

If you want to pass you have to do your homework. I don’t like homework and I’m pretty sure 99% of the people reading this dislike it as well. However, you won’t pass your classes unless you do it. Just sit down and knock it out. Most assignments teachers give can be completed in 30 minutes or less if you put your mind to it. Plus most teachers give you credit for just attempting the homework; they don’t even grade it. Just doing homework helps your grade tremendously so just get it done.

Be respectful towards your teachers. Throughout high school I had teachers I liked and teachers I disliked; however, I was respectful towards all of them and it’s helped me out. When you show respect towards your teacher they’re most likely going to show respect back; though this doesn’t mean you should be the teacher’s pet. This means listen to the teacher when they’re talking, doing your work in class, not talking back, staying off your phone, etc. If you’re respectful, most teachers will give you extra credit if you need to bump your grade up.

I hope that you learned some new ways to help increase your chances of success in school. While I mainly went over only major tips I have several other small things that have helped me succeed. If you would like to learn more please feel free to contact me at Robie62499@gmail.com. I’ll be more than happy to help.