How To Be an A+ Student

Nolan Kelley

There’s a certain stigma about being an A+ student. Some people think that means your grades have to be perfect. That’s not the case though! There are many ways you can be an excellent, A+ student without having the “best grades.” Here are some of the most important things you can do to become a better, more successful student.

1. BEHAVING IN CLASS

Don’t do this.

DO THIS!

Behaving in class can be the difference in homework and extra homework. From my personal experience, behaving in class makes such big difference in the amount of work we have to do. Just the other day, my teacher gave us three extra pages of homework because we were behaving. By just following the rules, your teacher may show more leniency toward you when it comes to assigning work. Also, you will learn more when you’re paying attention.

2. TURNING IN WORK ON TIME

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DO THIS!

Turning your work in on time makes a teacher’s job so much easier and a lot less stressful. When you turn in your work on time, you are showing responsibility. Also, if you won’t have a lesser grade from deducted late points.

3. ASKING QUESTIONS

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Asking questions helps a teacher more than you think it does. When you ask a teacher a question, it shows that you are trying to learn or that you may need a little more help. They can re-teach or re-explain the topic or assignment. Making that initiative helps you in the long run. Also, there are probably other students around you who are struggling or have the same questions. You could be a big help to them as well.

4. RESPECTING YOUR CLASSMATES

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DO THIS!

Respecting your classmates and helping them learn helps the teacher out, especially when you are working in groups. When you are working in groups, you are showing the teacher how you work well with others. If a group of students work well together and get stuff done, then more than likely you will do a little bit more group work than other classes. If they do not work well together, then you will more than likely do more independent work. Also, you can help your classmates even when there isn’t group work. If you are finished early, ask to be a peer tutor.

5. RESPECTING THE SUB!

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DO THIS!

When a teacher has a sub, it is more than likely for a good reason. I promise you one thing, if a teacher misses, they don’t need to be worrying about how their class is doing. This is such a big issue in our school right now that they are assigning ASD (after school detention) if your name is left. Be respectful to your sub and your teacher by behaving and doing your work quietly.

 

What tips would you add to the list?