How to Get Good Grades - Step 1 - Believe in Yourself!
Jan 31, 2010 Study Skills 2643 Views
"To Succeed, we much first believe that we can." Michael Korda. In order for you to succeed, you have to believe in yourself and in your abilities. Here's a little story to help illustrate this idea:
Two high school athletes are preparing to compete against each other. They are the same size, and they have about the same athletic abilities. Everyone assumes that it will be an exciting match. The first athlete runs out. He looks confident, and as he waits, he continues to warm up and stretch. The people nearby can hear him muttering to himself. "I'm ready. I can do this." The second athlete appears. He slowly shuffles out with his head down, and as he waits, he stands and fidgets with his watch. Those nearby hear him mutter, "I'm going to get killed." Two athletes, same size, same abilities... Even before the competition starts, everyone knows who's going to win.
Whether you're an athlete preparing for competition or a student tackling a difficult subject, it's important that you believe in yourself. You need to recognize the talents and abilities that you possess, and you must know, and believe, that you can succeed!
Take a minute now and list the courses that you're currently taking. Then write down the highest grade you think you can earn in each course this grading period.
Think of these grades as your academic goals for this grading period. Believe in yourself, and believe that you can achieve these goals. Then it will surely come true.
When you get good grades, your parents, relatives, and teachers are proud of you, school is more fun, and most importantly, you feel good about yourself. Whether you are an "A" student, or a student who only dreams of getting A's, this first step of believing in yourself is crucial.
Students who get A's know that it's important to be organized. They know how to study, how to take notes, and how to read a textbook. They know tricks that help them memorize information, and they know strategies that help them choose the right answers on tests.
My series of steps will show you how to do all of these things and more. If you read and follow the suggestions that I provide, you'll be on your way to getting the best grades you've ever gotten.
You may not be able to get the grades you want overnight, and it will require some work on your part, but if you want to improve your grades, this booklet can definitely help you do it!
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son Jesus Christ that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."