How to do well in school

Why it's actually super easy

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Students taking a test at the University of Vienna at the end of the summer term 2005 (Saturday, June 25, 2005).

Jacob Toth, Staff Writer

Lots of people struggle in school every single day, but here are five tips that I personally use to succeed in school and get straight A’s

  1. Study hard. Okay now, this one seems very obvious, but you should really set aside 30 minutes right after you get home from school. Spend no more than ten minutes on each subject because you will get overwhelmed and stressed.
  2. Use in-school free time. Maybe you don’t have a study hall to get your homework done but you can create mini-study halls, and what I mean by this is you can do your homework on the bus, during homeroom, at lunch or even in other classes if you get done early with that classes work. You really should just ask your counselor to add a study hall to your schedule.
  3. Take advantage of bonus opportunities. Even though it might be worth only one or two points, it’s worth it because if you do badly on a test or quiz it will significantly boost your grade in the long run.
  4. Don’t make school your whole life. Excessive stress will hurt your grades because stress does not allow you to think straight and focus. Once your studying is over for the day, you should be done.
  5. Don’t take too many AP classes. Personally, I have never taken them, but I have heard they are super tough with lots of assignments and homework. It’s best just to only take one or two as it is not good to overload your schedule.

Hopefully, with these simple tips, you will be able to go from a struggling student to a straight-A student. Just remember, doing well in school will increase your chances of getting an academic scholarship to a college of your choice, and that will lead to a high paying job.

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