September 17, 2018
Dear Faith: I want to
improve my grades this year, but already I'm struggling in two
classes. How can I keep up?
Faith says: I
applaud you for wanting to improve your grades. Perhaps you are not
using the right study techniques, or you may simply need to improve
how you organize your study time. I recommend that you read some of
the articles in
Succeeding in High School. You can find information and
tips about developing good study skills, organizing information,
writing research papers and more.
Everyone has a preferred way to learn and retain
information. Some people can organize information in their head and
recall it easily; some like to take notes and refer to them often.
It's possible to have a mix and use different styles and methods to
learn new subjects.
Share your concerns with your parents and school
counselor. They can help you create a plan to improve your grades,
perhaps by setting up tutoring sessions or other group-study
Don't give up! Your efforts will produce