Students often ask how one can score better grades. There is no such formula which can be applied to get quick results however there are ways which can be followed to improve the grades. This post enlists 5 ways to get better grades and unleashes the answers to every student’s curiosity to know the secret of getting good grades in school and how some students always perform great. Well, it all boils down to a few habits successful students follow.
1. Study daily
Great students do not wait for the last night before the exams to cram it all. They block a specific time to study daily. Studying for a specific time daily will help you in understanding the subject more deeply and it will also ensure that you cover all the topics before the exam, and you don’t have any new chapters staring at you right before your exams. This time should be kept only for study (without any distractions). So, assign a specific time for study and make it a habit to do it daily. without fail !!
2. Time Blocking
While scheduling a time to study daily is good, but without creating a proper timetable and assigning time for each subject and even topic, you won’t be able to cover all the subjects equally and end up giving all your time to your favourite or easiest subject. However, dividing your time and assigning each subject a specific spot in your timetable will make things easier. This can help you focus and improve your grades in all subjects.
This step is very important, yet it is often neglected by students. Generally, students forget to revise what they have learned when they are busy catching up on the syllabus at school and coaching. They are so focused on finishing the syllabus that they forget to revise.
This type of study will not give you good grades, but just a momentary satisfaction of completing a topic. This instant reward is what makes you run away from revision and towards completing new topics. While revision, on the other hand, will not give you any instant results but will definitely pay off for your exams. Revision ensures that the topics get hard-wired in your brain and you can retain and eventually access the information at the time of your exams. So schedule your daily revisions guys.
4. Create a study- space
It is very important to have a clean, well-organised, and distraction-free space to study. You should ensure that all the required study material and stationery is available and all the items of distraction —like cell phone, computer, video games, comic books or novels—are away from your study space before you start your study session. This will help you to be more focused and productive and will also avoid any unnecessary distractions.
5. Don’t cram
Understanding the concepts is crucial for a great performance in any kind of exam, be it a home examination, board exams or entrance exams. Cramming will never help you in long term.
It is very important to understand the basics while you are at school. Understanding the concept will not only help you in getting good grades in your current standard, but it will also help you to create a solid foundation so that you can understand the subject when you get to a higher standard(class), and it gets more advanced and complex. For example, during your competitive exams preparation or at college.