I am doing poorly in school right now. How can I improve it?

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Last Updated: 06/27/2018 at 8:57pm
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8Moonlight
December 22nd, 2017 6:20pm
Basically, it is kind of normal to go through a phase where you feel lazy to study or your brain just can't take it anymore. To fix that, you could actually take a small break, to let your mind relax a bit. Also, find a calm environment to study and make it your usual place to study. You can also start by studying day by day; taking little every day makes you understand the lesson more, therefore you don't struggle to study the whole thing at once. And when you feel like you can't concentrate, go for a small walk and then try to study again. Don't worry about getting it right real quick, it will take a couple of weeks to get back on track, but you will improve.
shiningAngel90
December 29th, 2017 6:21am
Firstly just breathe. You will be able to improve, you just have to start somewhere. My suggestion would be to take some time to organize. Create a study time table allocate time to catch up on assignments and projects which are due with the week first. Make them a priority. If you require tutoring or extra help, get it, it won't harm. There will be plenty students offering these services to other students so you won't fall short of extra help. Finally chat to your teachers, They can help you and look out for your best interest ask them for extra credit or to re explain concepts you are struggling with, it won't hurt to ask. I hope this helps you, good luck.
shubalubs
January 30th, 2018 6:38am
Create small goals that you can achieve each day. Ask yourself, how can I set myself up for success? The first thing I suggest is to have positive energy. You can only achieve your goals if you have a positive out look. Ask someone else to help you stay in tract.
sillyseraph002
April 17th, 2018 2:14am
there are a variety of tutoring resources available both online and in real life. talk to your teachers or professors. there might be tutoring services officially available on your campus. if you atre comfortable doing so, reaching out to a classmate might also be a good start.
whimsicalKiwi32
June 12th, 2018 7:27am
Study, tell your teachers you are struggling and do your best. I know it may be hard but you will get out of it unscathed
StormsAway
June 27th, 2018 8:57pm
1) Create a timetable or a to-do list so you revise all the subjects you need to 2) Every 20 minutes during your revision sessions, check how productive you have been - this boosts productivity and allows you to reflect on your learning 3) Join a study group. Support from peers can make you feel more motivated to study. 4) Ask your teachers for support 5) Reward yourself for revising so you feel more motivated to do it 6) Have some time to yourself - this can control stress, which can affect your studies 7) Use past papers to practise and see which areas you need to refresh your knowledge in 8) Teach someone else what you have learnt after each study session. This makes you better at explaining which can benefit you in exams 9) After each lesson, ask yourself what 3 things you learn, 2 things you could improve on and 1 thing you are unsure of 10) Ask your peers if you have any questions during lessons