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How to get better grades in school?

Are you running for scholarship or simply want to improve your academic standing? If so, read the tips from our community of experts on how you can get better grades in school.
 

Set a specific time for studying every single day

Do this regardless of how youíre feeling or how many assignments you have. This will condition your mind and body to do that particular activity over and over until it becomes a habit.

Read everything you can get your hands on

Doing so will improve your reading speed, comprehension and increase your brainís stored knowledge.

Get enough sleep

When you get enough sleep, you enable your body to refresh and heal itself. You also avoid sleep deprivation which leads to serious effects like brain shrinkage, memory loss and decreased mental alertness.

Eat a well-balanced diet

Eating good, nutritious foods at appropriate amounts keep you strong and healthy. This will give you the strength and endurance to meet the rigors of school life.

Exercise daily

Daily exercise improves mental alertness by increasing the bodyís resistance to fatigue and staying power as well.

Listen to classical music

Even experts agree that listening to classical music stimulates the brain. Music by Mozart and Bach are the most preferred by educators.

Learn to play the piano

It has been found that playing the piano can actually improve the function of the nervous system which leads to a 7-point increase in IQ. Piano playing trains you to practice self-discipline and increase your focus.

Take vitamin B complexes

Vitamin B complex vitamins are water soluble vitamins that can increase oxygenation to the brain. It allows you to stay awake and be able to focus.

Study the curriculum in advance

When you study the curriculum in advance, you have a stronger chance of mastering each topic.

Know the expectations of the professor

There are instances when meeting the professor's expectations is the most crucial thing to do in order to get high grades.

Manage your schedule

You need to make sure that you have a good handle on your personal schedule. This way, things like tests and term papers won't be able to creep up on you.

Balance your play time and study time

Too much studying can become counterproductive. You need to make sure that you still have some time for fun. This way, you will be able to recharge.

Establish a consistent study habit

Having a study habit goes a long way in ensuring good grades in school. You need to discipline yourself into following this routine. For instance, even if there are no assignments for you to do, you need to make sure that you are doing something related to your studies (like reading your notes),

Go beyond the syllabus

Expanding your horizons can certainly help with your grades. Sometimes, reading materials not included in your syllabus can help a lot. By doing this, you will be able to gain different perspectives on an issue or learn different methods to solving a problem.
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