Academic Performance

  • Let's face it, school can be stressful! Nightly homework, managing eight classes, test and quizzes, project deadlines, remembering your sneakers for PE, and the list can go on and on. Sometimes you may feel that you are too far behind in your classes to catch up. But, don't throw in the towel, Trojan! We have academic tips and resources specifically for you to get back on track. First, consider the following questions:

  • A/B day schedule got you down?

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    No worries, Trojan! Take a look at our Tips for Succeeding on an A/B Day Schedule.

     

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  • Are you organized?

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    Organization and time management skills are crucial to your success in high school and will help prepare you for post-secondary responsibilities whether it is college, military, or work. You wouldn't want to get fired from a job, would you? Try thinking about school like you would a job and commit to your responsibility as a student worker. Mistakes allowed!

     

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  • How do you study?

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    Daily, even if no written homework is assigned? A little each night helps you retain more information in the long run. Find out why you shouldn't CRAM.

    In a quiet place away from distractions like your phone or little brother? Learn the top 10 places to study for a test.

    With additional study resources such as online flashcards or Success Series videos produced to help you prepare for a test, understand concepts, and catch up on lessons you may have missed.

    Learn more study tips here!

     

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  • Do you regularly attend tutoring?

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    Reconsider your traditional definition of "tutoring." You can use the extra time with your teachers to just ask additional questions about your classes, gather work, make-up work, make test-corrections, learn something new from a peer, and even just show your teacher that your committed to success in their class! Make a personal weekly tutoring schedule for your classes and record it in your agenda (before, during lunch, or after school all counts). Do this until your grades are where they need to be. Then, go ahead and reevaluate your tutoring schedule. You may decide you want to continue your tutoring schedule as you find it helps you to stay on top of your school work and maintain good grades.

     

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  • Do you struggle with test taking?

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    Are you so worried about earning good test grades that the thought of studying or sitting down for an exam just makes you want to shut down? Or, maybe you just haven't quite figured out how to take a test to show off what you've worked so hard at learning. If so Trojan, you're not alone! You might just need to develop new study tips to better prepare or learn some test taking tips for reducing anxiety. With a few new tricks, you'll see your test and quiz grades improve.

     

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  • Can you recover from low or failing grades?

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    Certainly! But the time is now, you can't delay any longer. Talk to your teachers about Grade Recovery Plans and your counselor about Credit Recovery Contracts.

     

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  • Do you believe in yourself?

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    In order for you to get good grades, you have to believe in yourself and in your abilities. Think positively, be confident, and tell yourself you can do it. If you think that you can't succeed or if you allow past failures and mistakes to keep you from trying, you'll never get anywhere. If you'd like additional help with academic performance, talk to your counselor.

     

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  • Watch and listen to Kristine talk about how to get good grades with awesome student-to-student suggestions. These ten minutes can save you hours of struggling with how to get studying and organizing down pat.