You may think if you haven’t raised your grades by now then you have no hope, but it isn’t too late. Here are 10 tips to help bring up your grades; they may also bring a smile to your face.
1. First, you have to stalk the professors in your classes that are giving you the most trouble: Go to their office hours every day, talk to them after class, and call your professor on his or her cell phone number. If he or she doesn’t answer the phone then leave about 20 messages so your professor can know you are serious about your grade.
Sooner or later, they will have to give you some type of answer.
2. Instead of going to the club during the week, try going to the library. The library has the same impact the club has; you can find a date in the library and achieve academic enhancement at the same time.
3. Sit by people who you know do well on tests and ask for help. If you already sit by these people then you might not have any hope.
4. This Sunday instead of kneeling at the altar for prayer, try lying down. Get all of the “Lord’s spirit” you can get while still at home.
5. If you don’t believe in that God, try praying to mother Earth, Buddha, or whomever else you believe in and asking for academic help.
6. Study so much that when you go to sleep at night, you have dreams about your class assignments. It actually helps you remember what you are studying.
7. Instead of going out on dates, have a study-date. Try discussing some work over a home-cooked meal. You can release all the built-up tension inside between the two of you after you earn your better grades. You will be pleased in two different ways.
8. Bring your study materials to your job. Most of the time you were not working anyways, you were on the Internet, trying on clothes or flirting with a co-worker.
9. If you don’t have any time to study because of work and other activities, you might need to quit that part-time job right now. $200 a week is nothing compared to $1,600 of tuition down the drain.
10. Don’t procrastinate. Turn your homework in a couple of days early. Ask your teacher to check it before you turn it in. After your teacher checks it, go to the dean and let him or her check it. Prepare so much for your tests that when your professor gives you a fill-in-the-blank question, you are prepared to write a thesis.
If you are in a math class, give so many steps that when you get the answer, the paper looks like you solved the equation for pi.
Compiled by Latasha Edwards.