Grades, What are They Good For?

  • Posted October 8, 2021
  • By Andrew Bauld
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Now What? Grading

Now What? — A six-part series focused on education fixes as we head back to school in person.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools recognized the struggles their students were facing, many hit pause on traditional grading. In doing so, it gave some districts a chance to rethink grading altogether.   

Research has long shown that the traditional points system is riddled with problems, from unfairly factoring in non-academic considerations like turning in an assignment late, to lacking consistency based on the whims of some teachers, to actually diminishing student motivation. 

For the nearly 106,000 students who attend the San Diego Unified School District, those elements will no longer be a factor in how they are graded thanks to the adoption of a new standards-based learning system. 

“It’s the removal of non-academic factors in grading,” says San Diego Unified instructional support officer Nicole DeWitt. The elementary schools in the district have been using the system for a decade, but now the secondary schools will be providing students opportunities for revision and reassessment and shifting factors like classroom behavior and punctuality towards a student citizenship grade.  

The goal is to improve learning for students and make grading more equitable. Here are some of the ways San Diego’s new grading system plans on doing that:  

1. It will tackle inequity.    It wasn’t a health epidemic that initially moved the district to rethink its grading policy but rather a societal one. In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and the outcry for social justice in July 2020, the district evaluated its institutional practices and determined its grading practices were having a negative impact on students of color. 

“Seeing that there was a large discrepancy of D’s and F’s for students of color, students with disabilities, and ESL students, led to a change to make grading more equitable,” says DeWitt. In the first semester of school prior to the pandemic, that included nearly 30% of all D and F grades going to English language learners, while Hispanic students received 23% of failing grades and Black students 20%. Only 7% of failing grades went to white students. 

DeWitt and the district believe that by removing non-academic factors from grades and shifting the focus to mastery as opposed to a yearly average will give all students a more equitable chance of success.   

2. It will make mastery the goal. While the school will continue to use a letter grade for college transcripts, teachers take a harder look at the criteria that makes up those grades and ensure that students are evaluated based on mastery as opposed to just earning points. 

“When a student gets an assignment back with points earned, it doesn’t give you much,” says DeWitt.

In the new grading system, students will have a clearer picture of where they stand in their academic progress thanks to standards-based rubrics and feedback. They will also have additional opportunities to show mastery as opposed to one make-or-break test, including student projects and presentations. The goal is to improve learning, but also relieve pressure and decrease stress for students. 

3. Faculty and families are involved. Communication has been key for the district in getting all stakeholders on board with the new system. That has included rethinking communicating with parents about standards. Revising grading comments and feedback will be part of the next phase of implementation. 

The district also worked with experts in the field, including Joe Feldman, Ed.M.’93, an education consultant and author of the new book Grading for Equity , to give teachers in various academic departments a chance to ask questions about different ways to implement changes and brainstorm ideas for starting points. 

4. Schools won’t forget who this is all for. Already other districts have reached out to San Diego Unified to learn more about their new grading system, and DeWitt says they are also in talks with the Hewlett Foundation about a partnership to do research on the impact of the grading policy on students so other schools can learn from it. But there’s one piece of advice she already has for school leaders thinking about implementing a grading change: remember your audience.  

“A lot of us in education tend to forget we have this ‘edu-speak’ that we put into policy that isn’t necessarily parent or student friendly. It’s crucial to talk with students, teachers, administration, counselors, and parents so everyone can look at the policy, review the language, and ask questions before it goes to the board.”   

Want to learn more about breaking away from traditional grading?

  • Listen to this episode of the EdCast about grading for equity with Joe Feldman.
  • Read a Harvard Ed. magazine Q+A with Feldman.
  • Watch a panel discussion with Nicole DeWitt and the Education Writers Association..

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How to Get Good Grades in College

Students who earn good grades do all the basics: go to class, do the homework and ask for help.

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Good grades can open many doors in college : scholarships, acceptance into certain majors and better chances of getting into graduate school.

Likewise, bad grades can close those same doors, possibly requiring students to repeat classes to reopen them. But what defines a good or bad grade largely depends on the goals students set for their collegiate career, academic experts say.

"We really want our students to work with us to define what they think good grades are for them to be successful. At a bare minimum, it's going to be a 2.0 (grade point average)," says Chris Jensen, assistant vice president for student success at Western Kentucky University . "That's what they need to graduate, but we want our students to strive for more than that."

Broken down by letter grade, a student with all A's earns a 4.0, all B's gets a 3.0 and all C's hits the 2.0 mark. GPA is calculated over a student's college career by averaging all of their class grades.

While a 2.0 may be enough to graduate from many college programs, it may fall short depending on major requirements. Some programs – particularly those with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math – require a 3.0 or better. Similarly, admission to graduate school typically requires a GPA higher than a 2.0, especially for competitive programs .

Falling below a 2.0 can come with consequences as dire as academic probation , suspension or even expulsion. Poor grades may also disqualify students from scholarships or financial aid and cost students more time and money when pursuing a degree.

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GPA also matters for students looking to transfer to a more competitive program or another college. Students who struggle prior to transferring can have a tougher time getting admitted to certain colleges. Others who need to retake classes they failed may have to "play catch up" to avoid staying in school longer than planned, says Yvette Walker, assistant dean of student affairs at Oklahoma University ’s college of journalism and mass communication.

Here are some tips from experts on how to earn high marks.

Go to Class

In college, attendance policies vary by professor, and it can be tempting to skip class. But experts emphasize the importance of being present and on time. If you must miss class, make sure to notify the professor.

"Classes are where professors provide information that shows up on exams," Jennifer LeBeau, executive director for student success initiatives at the University of Idaho, wrote in an email. "Classes provide an opportunity to interact with other students, to have questions answered, and to apply the material being taught and learned."

Read the Syllabus

A typical syllabus includes a class description, a calendar, the grading rubric, attendance policies and required materials. Students will also find details on deadlines, assigned readings, extra credit opportunities and more. Knowing what's in the syllabus can give you an idea of what to expect over the course of a semester.

"Students should keep the syllabus with them every day and refer to it often throughout the semester," LeBeau says.

It's particularly important for freshmen to review the syllabus for each class, Walker says, to ensure they understand class policies and expectations, which can often be more rigorous than what students were used to in high school. She sees the syllabus as an opportunity to emphasize attendance and plagiarism policies, which she says are important foundational concepts for new college students to grasp.

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With the syllabus serving as the class road map, attentive students know what assignment is around the bend. Online materials can also help.

"Today content is offered in these hybrid models where your information is online ahead of time. And it's also delivered in the classroom. So what can you be doing to work ahead?" says Stephanie Bannister, assistant vice provost for student success at Kansas State University . Students should use the information to get a jump on class reading assignments, she says.

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Go to Tutoring

Walker says students often ask about doing extra credit – which is good – but "the extra credit is not going to help them unless they get their grade as high as they can possibly get it,” she says.

Stay on top of homework, and reach out to on-campus tutoring services if you need help.

It's important to normalize the fact that students will struggle in college, says Thomas Stearns, manager of the university tutoring center at the University of Missouri—St. Louis .

“Sometimes we need to hear something a couple times," he says. "Sometimes we need to practice something multiple times before we get it down. Just developing a culture where that is normalized can really help to take some of the stigma away from that label of tutoring.”

Some colleges offer group tutoring, while others have one-on-one sessions. Likewise, some schools offer tutoring through each academic department, while others provide it at a learning center.

Meet With Faculty and Advisers

Faculty office hours exist for a reason, and experts encourage students to take advantage of that time.

Students should seek out academic advisers to connect with campus resources and decide on classes. Advisers can help students stay on track for graduation by helping them set reasonable course loads and expectations, Jensen says.

"During COVID, it became even more evident how important connections and communication between students and their faculty are for student success," Jensen wrote in an email. "Faculty are understanding when students go through challenging life circumstances; however, they cannot help if they are not aware of the situation."

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Find a Balance

For many students, a job is necessary to help pay for college. As of 2020, 25% of full-time students and 66% of part-time students worked at least 20 hours per week while in college, according to the National Center for Education Statistics .

While that may be unavoidable for some students – particularly adult learners – experts caution against working too much, especially at the beginning. A 2021 study from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton College of Business found students who worked had lower grade point averages.

Jensen recommends students don't work more than 20 hours a week during their first semester, while Bannister suggests students start out with a campus job of 10 to 15 hours a week and add more hours if they feel capable.

And whether it's a job or something fun, LeBeau encourages students to pursue what they're passionate about.

"Academic and personal success are closely related," she says. "Students will be most successful when they find a balance between the two."

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Brief history of different grading systems

In 1785, students at Yale were ranked based on "optimi" being the highest rank, followed by second optimi, inferiore (lower), and pejores (worse). At William and Mary, students were ranked as either No. 1, or No. 2, where No. 1 represented students that were first in their class, while No. 2 represented those who were "orderly, correct and attentive." Meanwhile at Harvard, students were graded based on a numerical system from 1-200 (except for math and philosophy where 1-100 was used). Later, shortly after 1883, Harvard used a system of "Classes" where students were either Class I, II, III, IV, or V, with V representing a failing grade. All of these examples show the subjective, arbitrary, and inconsistent nature with which different institutions graded their students, demonstrating the need for a more standardized, albeit equally arbitrary grading system.

In 1887, Mount Holyoke College became the first college to use letter grades similar to those commonly used today. The college used a grading scale with the letters A, B, C, D, and E, where E represented a failing grade. This grading system however, was far stricter than those commonly used today, with a failing grade being defined as anything below 75%. The college later re-defined their grading system, adding the letter F for a failing grade (still below 75%). This system of using a letter grading scale became increasingly popular within colleges and high schools, eventually leading to the letter grading systems typically used today. However, there is still significant variation regarding what may constitute an A, or whether a system uses plusses or minuses (i.e. A+ or B-), among other differences.

An alternative to the letter grading system

Letter grades provide an easy means to generalize a student's performance. They can be more effective than qualitative evaluations in situations where "right" or "wrong" answers can be easily quantified, such as an algebra exam, but alone may not provide a student with enough feedback in regards to an assessment like a written paper (which is much more subjective).

Although a written analysis of each individual student's work may be a more effective form of feedback, there exists the argument that students and parents are unlikely to read the feedback, and that teachers do not have the time to write such an analysis. There is precedence for this type of evaluation system however, in Saint Ann's School in New York City, an arts-oriented private school that does not have a letter grading system. Instead, teachers write anecdotal reports for each student. This method of evaluation focuses on promoting learning and improvement, rather than the pursuit of a certain letter grade in a course. For better or for worse however, these types of programs constitute a minority in the United States, and though the experience may be better for the student, most institutions still use a fairly standard letter grading system that students will have to adjust to. The time investment that this type of evaluation method requires of teachers/professors is likely not viable on university campuses with hundreds of students per course. As such, although there are other high schools such as Sanborn High School that approach grading in a more qualitative way, it remains to be seen whether such grading methods can be scalable. Until then, more generalized forms of grading like the letter grading system are unlikely to be entirely replaced. However, many educators already try to create an environment that limits the role that grades play in motivating students. One could argue that a combination of these two systems would likely be the most realistic, and effective way to provide a more standardized evaluation of students, while promoting learning.

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by Suzanne Capek Tingley, Veteran Educator, M.A. Degree

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Grading is a big part of every teacher's life. It's so big that some teachers find themselves lugging home a book bag stuffed with papers every night.

But there are ways to make the process less overwhelming while still providing helpful feedback to students and parents. The secret is to keep firmly in mind what grades are meant to communicate.

The Purpose of Grades

During my first years of teaching, I graded everything. Tests, homework, papers, effort, and participation all factored into the 30 or so grades I averaged each quarter.

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It was common in this school to use grades as rewards or punishments. For example, some teachers allowed students to earn extra credit to improve their grade. Other teachers took 10 points off a paper every day it was late, so no matter how good it was, it wasn't an A.

I learned to do what my colleagues did.

Then I took a job in a different district. Here, teachers gave students not one but two grades every marking period. One grade was solely academic, the other was behavioral, including work habits.

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The academic grade was based only on a student's achievement on tests, papers, or projects. The purpose of the grade was to show how well the student was progressing toward reaching academic goals or benchmarks identified by the district or state.

The grade for behavior was entirely separate and included effort, participation, cooperation, and attendance. Teachers could also add comments to a student's report card.

My teaching life became easier and my evaluations fairer.

How to Grade

Researchers at the  Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)  suggest evaluating only students' work that shows their academic progress. Here are some ways to do that:

  • Establish learning goals so students understand what they will eventually need to know.
  • Base grades on academic evidence, not behavior.
  • Reflect current achievement. A student's grade should indicate where they are now, not an average of an entire period.
  • Use scales with fewer gradations, like A–F rather than 100–0. With 100 gradations, reliability goes down and many don't see a difference between 76 and 80, let alone 64 and 65.
  • Let students know how they're going to be graded. Rubrics help kids see what they need to know and how they will be evaluated.

In addition, researchers say what's on the final test shouldn't be a secret or a surprise. When students understand what they need to know, they are partners in the learning process.

What to Grade

"Students should not be graded for something that they are still learning," says middle school teacher Tyne Brack, writing for  Maneuvering in the Middle . Teachers should grade only what is evidence of what students have already learned, she says.

Brack describes evaluation as "tedious and time-consuming," and that's only the beginning, she says. You have to enter the grades in the book. You have to keep track of who was absent and who needs to redo the assignment. You have to return papers in a timely manner so they're still relevant.

Instead, she says, give kids feedback, not grades, on homework. During class, go over it as an opening activity. Put the answers on the board, and let kids check their work. Students can write answers on a whiteboard and hold them up for you to see. Walk around and spot-check their assignments.

You don't have to collect it.

My new school district adopted these ideas, and I stopped collecting homework and drafts of essays. Students shared their writing with one another, asked peers for feedback, and made corrections. I sat in on sharing sessions. When students determined they had a final draft, they handed it in to be graded.

Giving students helpful feedback in class without collecting their work reduced the papers in my backpack even more.

Measuring Academic Achievement

But some teachers believe if they don't grade every assignment, kids won't do it. That's why teachers spend "endless hours grading student work and have grade books that contain far too many assignments," says Miriam Plotinsky, writing in  Education Week .

Plotinsky, a learning specialist and veteran English teacher in Maryland, wonders if all these assignments indicate progress toward mastery or just time spent doing them. She also believes in accepting all late work but recognizes some teachers vigorously disagree with that policy. But, she says, "My job is to teach students to master skills and standards across content areas." If a student hands in a late paper, she explains, there's no penalty because it's punishment for behavior that has nothing to do with whether the student has acquired the skills they need.

ASCD researchers  agree with giving students several chances to redo work and identified several "outdated" practices that should be changed. These include grading on a curve, which puts students in competition with one another rather than judging the work against a goal. Researchers also recommend not including classroom behavior in the academic grade.

The Future of Grades and Grading

Some teachers believe traditional grading is "inaccurate and inequitable," according to a report from the  National Education Association (NEA) . Many still support traditional systems, but some are  rethinking what grades mean now —especially as students return to school with widely diverse educational experiences.

There is growing support for not confusing behavior with academic achievement. There is also support for collecting only final products, not homework. Giving kids more chances to learn the competencies they need is still not a widespread practice.

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But in an interview for the NEA report, California English teacher Sarah Schopfer, who has adopted all of these changes, said, "As teachers, we should always work to do what is best for the kids. So the way I was grading did not feel good to me. This was not why I became a teacher."

As students  return to school , now might be a good time to reevaluate how and what we grade.


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What Purposes Do Grades Serve?

Developing grading criteria, making grading more efficient, providing meaningful feedback to students.

  • Maintaining Grading Consistency in Multi-Sectioned Courses

Minimizing Student Complaints about Grading

Barbara Walvoord and Virginia Anderson identify the multiple roles that grades serve:

  • as an  evaluation of student work;
  • as a  means of communicating to students, parents, graduate schools, professional schools, and future employers about a student’s  performance in college and potential for further success;
  • as a  source of motivation to students for continued learning and improvement;
  • as a  means of organizing a lesson, a unit, or a semester in that grades mark transitions in a course and bring closure to it.

Additionally, grading provides students with feedback on their own learning , clarifying for them what they understand, what they don’t understand, and where they can improve. Grading also provides feedback to instructors on their students’ learning , information that can inform future teaching decisions.

Why is grading often a challenge? Because grades are used as evaluations of student work, it’s important that grades accurately reflect the quality of student work and that student work is graded fairly. Grading with accuracy and fairness can take a lot of time, which is often in short supply for college instructors. Students who aren’t satisfied with their grades can sometimes protest their grades in ways that cause headaches for instructors. Also, some instructors find that their students’ focus or even their own focus on assigning numbers to student work gets in the way of promoting actual learning.

Given all that grades do and represent, it’s no surprise that they are a source of anxiety for students and that grading is often a stressful process for instructors.

Incorporating the strategies below will not eliminate the stress of grading for instructors, but it will decrease that stress and make the process of grading seem less arbitrary — to instructors and students alike.

Source: Walvoord, B. & V. Anderson (1998).  Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment . San Francisco : Jossey-Bass.

  • Consider the different kinds of work you’ll ask students to do for your course.  This work might include: quizzes, examinations, lab reports, essays, class participation, and oral presentations.
  • For the work that’s most significant to you and/or will carry the most weight, identify what’s most important to you.  Is it clarity? Creativity? Rigor? Thoroughness? Precision? Demonstration of knowledge? Critical inquiry?
  • Transform the characteristics you’ve identified into grading criteria for the work most significant to you, distinguishing excellent work (A-level) from very good (B-level), fair to good (C-level), poor (D-level), and unacceptable work.

Developing criteria may seem like a lot of work, but having clear criteria can

  • save time in the grading process
  • make that process more consistent and fair
  • communicate your expectations to students
  • help you to decide what and how to teach
  • help students understand how their work is graded

Sample criteria are available via the following link.

  • Analytic Rubrics from the CFT’s September 2010 Virtual Brownbag
  • Create assignments that have clear goals and criteria for assessment.  The better students understand what you’re asking them to do the more likely they’ll do it!
  • letter grades with pluses and minuses (for papers, essays, essay exams, etc.)
  • 100-point numerical scale (for exams, certain types of projects, etc.)
  • check +, check, check- (for quizzes, homework, response papers, quick reports or presentations, etc.)
  • pass-fail or credit-no-credit (for preparatory work)
  • Limit your comments or notations to those your students can use for further learning or improvement.
  • Spend more time on guiding students in the process of doing work than on grading it.
  • For each significant assignment, establish a grading schedule and stick to it.

Light Grading – Bear in mind that not every piece of student work may need your full attention. Sometimes it’s sufficient to grade student work on a simplified scale (minus / check / check-plus or even zero points / one point) to motivate them to engage in the work you want them to do. In particular, if you have students do some small assignment before class, you might not need to give them much feedback on that assignment if you’re going to discuss it in class.

Multiple-Choice Questions – These are easy to grade but can be challenging to write. Look for common student misconceptions and misunderstandings you can use to construct answer choices for your multiple-choice questions, perhaps by looking for patterns in student responses to past open-ended questions. And while multiple-choice questions are great for assessing recall of factual information, they can also work well to assess conceptual understanding and applications.

Test Corrections – Giving students points back for test corrections motivates them to learn from their mistakes, which can be critical in a course in which the material on one test is important for understanding material later in the term. Moreover, test corrections can actually save time grading, since grading the test the first time requires less feedback to students and grading the corrections often goes quickly because the student responses are mostly correct.

Spreadsheets – Many instructors use spreadsheets (e.g. Excel) to keep track of student grades. A spreadsheet program can automate most or all of the calculations you might need to perform to compute student grades. A grading spreadsheet can also reveal informative patterns in student grades. To learn a few tips and tricks for using Excel as a gradebook take a look at this sample Excel gradebook .

  • Use your comments to teach rather than to justify your grade, focusing on what you’d most like students to address in future work.
  • Link your comments and feedback to the goals for an assignment.
  • Comment primarily on patterns — representative strengths and weaknesses.
  • Avoid over-commenting or “picking apart” students’ work.
  • In your final comments, ask questions that will guide further inquiry by students rather than provide answers for them.

Maintaining Grading Consistency in Multi-sectioned Courses (for course heads)

  • Communicate your grading policies, standards, and criteria to teaching assistants, graders, and students in your course.
  • Discuss your expectations about all facets of grading (criteria, timeliness, consistency, grade disputes, etc) with your teaching assistants and graders.
  • Encourage teaching assistants and graders to share grading concerns and questions with you.
  • have teaching assistants grade assignments for students not in their section or lab to curb favoritism (N.B. this strategy puts the emphasis on the evaluative, rather than the teaching, function of grading);
  • have each section of an exam graded by only one teaching assistant or grader to ensure consistency across the board;
  • have teaching assistants and graders grade student work at the same time in the same place so they can compare their grades on certain sections and arrive at consensus.
  • Include your grading policies, procedures, and standards in your syllabus.
  • Avoid modifying your policies, including those on late work, once you’ve communicated them to students.
  • Distribute your grading criteria to students at the beginning of the term and remind them of the relevant criteria when assigning and returning work.
  • Keep in-class discussion of grades to a minimum, focusing rather on course learning goals.

For a comprehensive look at grading, see the chapter “Grading Practices” from Barbara Gross Davis’s  Tools for Teaching.

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No matter how old we are, getting good grades is a goal for many of us. Juggling homework, tests, and projects can be tough, but with a little bit of effort and dedication, you can get (and keep) your grades up. Keep reading to learn how you can stay on top of your schoolwork and put your best foot forward during class.

Get a planner.

A planner makes it easy to track homework, assignments, and due dates.

  • Every day when you get home from school, check your calendar and see what needs to be done before tomorrow, as well as what's on the horizon for the next few days. Check off what you have already done so you don’t get confused.

Participate in class.

Raise your hand to ask and answer questions.

  • If you’re an auditory learner, try recording the lectures so you can listen to them later on.
  • Your teacher will really appreciate it if you participate, especially if you’re one of the only people doing so. And if you get on their good side, they’re more likely to be lenient on you during the grading process.

Take good notes.

Write down the most relevant information during class.

  • To write notes quickly, try using shorthand instead of full sentences. For instance, if you’re in math class, shorten “geometry” to “geo” and “algebra” into “alg.”
  • Understand the 80/20 rule of studying: 80% of the test questions surround 20% of the most important concepts. If you are crammed for time figure out these core concepts by looking at past tests and study these first.

Ask your teacher for help.

Your teacher is there to answer any questions you might have.

  • Often things we're told one-on-one stick with us more than things we're just being lectured about.
  • If you’re a visual learner, try asking the teacher for handouts or study guides you can use.
  • If you’re a hands-on learner, your teacher might have suggestions for you on how you can translate your work into good study material.

Get a tutor if you need to.

You might struggle with some subjects, and that’s okay.

  • Your school might also have a tutoring center where you can go and get help from different departments.

Make a study schedule.

Try to stick...

  • Use your common sense when it comes to allotting time to specific classes. For example, Badminton needs a lot less time than the Principles of Celestial Mechanics.

Form a study group.

Studying with your friends can help you understand tough concepts.

  • This takes the information off the page and makes it fun and memorable. When you have to explain something to a friend, you think about it in a different way that can make it easier to understand.

Use memory tricks for memorization.

Mnemonic devices can help you remember tough information.

  • Associations work, too. If you're trying to remember that India used to be a British colony, picture the queen jogging laps around the Taj Mahal. When the test comes, you may not remember what you actually should remember, but you'll remember enough to jog your memory!

Study for 10 to 20 minutes every day instead of cramming.

Cramming isn’t the most effective way to retain information.

  • Try not to pull all-nighters before a test, either. If you’re tired and groggy, you won’t be able to think clearly and effectively.

Try practice tests.

They’ll help you prepare for the real thing.

  • There are tons of practice tests for big exams like the SAT or the ACT online.
  • If you have trouble finding a practice test, ask your teacher to give you one.

Take 15-minute breaks every 45 minutes.

Taking breaks gives your brain a chance to relax.

  • Make sure you do something on your break that’s actually relaxing. It will help you feel rested and ready to tackle the rest of your work.

Eat a good, healthy breakfast every day.

Studies show that breakfast can really put your best foot forward.

  • Pick a breakfast that’s both filling and nutritious. Go for oatmeal, toast, bagels, eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, or granola to fuel your mind and your body.

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Don’t worry — you’re not alone.

I’ve spoken to thousands of students around the world, and many are quick to say:

“I study hard but I still get bad grades.”

Here’s the thing…

Those successful students that you know? They aren’t necessarily any more intelligent than the rest of the class.

They’ve simply developed study strategies that help them perform better in school.

You can get good grades, too. Your academic goals can be achieved by studying more effectively, not by studying “harder”.

In this article, I’ll cover the winning habits I used to be a straight-A student throughout my academic career — no all-nighters required.

Ready to stop stressing about grades and start doing better in school? Then let’s explore the useful strategies that will help you do just that.


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Why is it important to get good grades?

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The first step to doing better in school isn’t cracking open a textbook — it’s understanding why good grades matter.

Now, let me say this…

Your grades do not define your intelligence or self-worth.

Your academic record is only one part of your education, and you can lead a successful life with or without straight A’s.

That being said, there are real benefits to getting good grades.

For example, a solid academic record provides more opportunities for scholarships, higher education, and employment. Academic excellence may be the bridge to your dream career.

More significant, though, are the life-changing skills you’ll gain as you work toward becoming a top student — traits like focus, determination, discipline, and confidence. These values are crucial to achieving any of your goals, inside or outside the classroom.

A good grade is more than just a letter on a page. Achieving academic success after learning how to focus when studying is a rewarding experience that offers long-lasting benefits.

10 ways to do better in school

Now that you know the value of good grades, let’s dive into the habits that will help you get them.

1. Know why good grades matter to you

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We already covered why academic success is generally important.

But if you really want to know how to get good grades, it’s essential to understand why academic success matters to you .

What difference will good grades make in your life, now and in the future?

Do you have dreams of attending a specific university or following a particular career path?

Maybe you want to develop your grit and persistence — to have the confidence that comes with knowing you gave school your best effort. Or perhaps you want financial security and the ability to provide for your family in the future.

There’s no right or wrong here. Just ensure that your motivation for pursuing academic excellence is a compelling one.

Even with the best study habits, it isn’t easy to consistently put in the work required to get good grades.

Sometimes, you’ll want to quit. When you’re feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, come back to your why . It will put all those study sessions in perspective — and make the journey to becoming a successful and resilient student a more rewarding one, too.

2. Write down all important deadlines and dates

Upcoming exams. Project assignments. Events and extra-curricular activities.

You’re a busy student with a lot of dates to remember.

It’s normal to think that you can keep track of all your deadlines in your head. The only problem is, relying on memory (and memory alone) doesn’t work for anyone.

Instead, it leads to forgotten assignments, last-minute panic, and low-quality work.

There’s a simple way never to forget another assignment again. Write down every due date. Use Google Calendar or Google Keep. You can even jot it down in an old-fashioned notebook.

Choose the medium that works for you.

The less you stress about deadlines, the more energy you’ll have for completing your assignments. You’ll become a more effective student and you’ll free up valuable mental capacity for the things that matter.

3. Don’t forget to schedule your downtime

teenager listening to music

In your calendar, take a moment and block out time for relaxation.

That’s right. Not only am I permitting you to schedule downtime, I’m encouraging you to do so.

Relaxation is necessary for mental and physical well-being. You’re not a robot — no one expects you to study like one.

Pursue the activities you love. Allow your mind to be at play. Your overall health and happiness will improve, and you’ll become a better student in the process.

That’s because exercise improves concentration and creativity. Relaxation promotes memory and retention.

Free time to pursue the activities you love outside of academics develops a school-life balance — a lifelong pursuit that brings more meaning to your goals and joy to your life.

Even small blocks of relaxation are helpful. Most students can only maintain deep focus for 30 to 45 minutes at a go. Scheduling short intervals of downtime after longer chunks of work is a strategic and fun way to approach assignments.

And try not to use your phone or computer during your quick study breaks. As studies have shown , your brain won’t fully relax, and the distraction often makes it more challenging to go back to the task at hand.

4. Find a seat at the front

Can you choose where you sit in class? Then grab a seat at the front of the room.

Studies show that students who sit in the first few rows tend to get significantly higher exam scores than their peers.

Why does sitting at the front of the class make such a big difference in test scores?

One reason is focus. If you’re at the back of the room, it’s easy to become distracted by your classmates. If you sit at the front, your attention will be on the teacher — not what is happening around you.

Then there’s the issue of accountability. If you’re tucked away in a corner, it’s easy to get away with passing notes, dozing off, or doodling.

Set yourself up for success by controlling as much of your environment as possible, and you’ll stop fretting about how to get good grades.

5. Take more effective notes

studying with a book and laptop

Now that you’re sitting at the front of the class, you’re ready to take notes as you actively listen to your teacher.

You’ve got your notebook open and your pen in hand. What more do you need to know?

For one, there’s how to take notes effectively.

There’s a structure to note-taking that works . Otherwise, you risk jotting down ideas that make little sense later on.

Here are some tips for note-taking success:

Handwrite your notes

Handwriting your notes helps you to process and frame the information in a way that works for you.

You’ll think more deeply about what you’re writing and, as a result, remember more from the lesson during your study sessions later.

Organise your notes

Whichever note-taking method you use, keep your notes neat and organised.

Group together similar ideas. Copy your notes after class if your handwriting is messy and hard to read. Clear, easy-to-navigate notes are crucial for anyone struggling with how to get good grades.

6. Understand the topic (don’t just memorise the information)

Many students think that studying is all about memorisation.

So they make heaps of notecards for dates, facts and names, then hope they can retain enough information for the exam day.

The problem with memorising information is that it only works for the short term.

Have you ever taken an exam, only to forget most of the material a few weeks later? That’s because memorisation is not an effective way to categorise and recall information — skills that become increasingly important as you progress in your studies.

You’ll learn more and become more successful in school when you actually understand the topic at hand.

Note-taking is an excellent first step towards processing information. From your notes, summarise the material. Find connections with other topics, and draw your own conclusions.

When you realise that getting good grades is less about memorising the material and more about understanding the topic, you’ll find it much easier to perform well academically.

7. Create a consistent study routine

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The students who do the best know they can’t wait for inspiration to study.

Instead, they consistently show up and do the work, even when they don’t feel like it.

You’ll become a more efficient student when you make your study routine a habit. Soon, you won’t have the mental debate over whether or not you should study. You’ll just do it.

And that’s when the magic happens — better grades and more time for the other activities you enjoy.

The first step to creating a study routine is to set up a schedule. Plan out your week in advance with set blocks of time for your studies. Faithfully stick to your plan.

It typically takes a few weeks to form a new habit, so don’t be discouraged if you find it difficult at the start to follow your routine. With time and dedication, your study schedule will become second nature.

8. Use smart test-taking strategies

There’s no sugar-coating it: If you’re asking how to get better grades, you’ll need to perform well on exams.

But what if you’re not good at taking tests ?

Many students get test-taking anxiety or struggle with exam pressure. But you can still perform well on exams, even if you’re not a confident test taker. Here’s how:

Manage your time wisely

When you see the exam paper, note the total number of questions. Calculate how much time you can allocate to each question to finish within the testing period.

If you come to a question you’re unsure about, move on when you reach your self-imposed time limit. Then, you won’t miss answering the questions you do know how to do.

Avoid common mistakes

One of my top tips for how to get good grades is to avoid small errors. Always read questions twice to prevent misreading. If you’re shading your multiple-choice answers, check that you’re shading the answer that corresponds with the correct question.

When you’re nervous, it’s easy to make silly mistakes. Come equipped with the right tools and test-taking practices to stop anxiety in its tracks.

Stay focused for the entire exam

Staying focused is easier said than done. If you’re finding it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand, take a break!

Put your pencil down. Take a sip of water. Breathe deeply. It’s better to pause for a moment to regain clarity than speed through the rest of your exam.

Want to improve your grades by 20-30% right away? Check out my ultimate guide to acing tests and get 58 pages of my best exam-taking tips.

9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

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Your teachers and parents want to help you in your pursuit of academic success. If you need support, don’t be afraid to ask for it.

A study by Saint Louis University researchers found that students who ask for help are more likely to get straight A’s.

That’s not surprising.

But what if I told you the same study found that only 1 in 5 students take the time to ask their instructors for support?

Be one of the few who asks for help when they need it. You’ll likely discover that you no longer worry about how to do better in school.

10. Reward yourself for making progress

You’ve worked hard to get good grades. When you’ve made progress in terms of your habits and attitude, it’s time to celebrate!

Rewarding yourself now will help you continue to get good grades in the future.

The key is to connect the increased effort to a positive feeling or outcome. You’ll stay motivated to continue working hard — and it’ll make studying more fun too!

Remember, learning how to get good grades is just as important as finding school-life balance. Rewarding yourself when you make progress is an excellent way to do that.

The bottom line

You’re already capable of getting good grades.

All you need are the right strategies to help you become a more effective student.

I guarantee that the tips in this article will help, so try them out today!

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Grades can be defined as the parameter to interpret your academic performance. They do not entirely explain your abilities, intelligence, knowledge, and skills, but employers can judge your academic performance by just looking at your report card. A grade is a final output, and teachers evaluate your marks on the basis of your performance in exams, assignments, dissertations, etc. So, you should understand why getting good grades is essential and how it can affect your career. Our writers have written some benefits of scoring excellent grades:

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Good grades can enhance your confidence as when you get a reward for your hard work, your self-belief strengthens. This can boost your academic performance as you are confident to face next semester's exams with the belief that you can get through it by putting in some effort. Also, you develop a habit of preparing yourself before facing challenges and this can help you boost your career after college.

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Well, grades in any subject define how much knowledge you have in it. It is the reason why every employer asks for grades so that they can know if you are capable of doing the work they are looking for. Scoring good grades directly improves your chances of getting recruitment by big companies because their standard is quite high.

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Many universities and colleges offer scholarship programs for students to help them fund their studies. This is the best way to get support for your studies, as you don’t have to take the stress of earning money to pay your college fee. So, if you have scored good marks in your academics, you can easily avail of scholarship programs, and this way you can save a lot of money.

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You’ve landed here because you are wondering how to can get better grades.

Maybe you are working hard, and just not earning good grades, or you are getting ready to start the semester and want to figure out this whole college thing.

Lastly, you could be that student who just wants to find out the secrets to getting good grades with the least amount of effort required.

Well, I know a lot of information that can help you succeed. I was a professor for 15 years. And I graded thousands of students’ assignments, gave hundreds of exams, and created dozens of grading rubrics. So, I know a thing or two.

After reading this article, you are going to know exactly what professors are looking for so that you can make good grades. And I will give you some tips on how to earn good grades too.

I do need to say that not every student will succeed, even with all these secrets because not everyone has the same academic rigor, skills, knowledge or time to make good grades. While I think the vast majority of people can do it with these tips, not everyone can.

But I bet you can. Let’s get started.

Read the grading rubric and follow it

Most professors should have a grading rubric for how they objectively grade assignments. Not every professor will have a rubric because it isn’t some kind of college policy, but it is just a good practice.

A rubric should categorize all the content that the professor expects from students. And you should know exactly what would get a perfect score on an assignment vs a bad grade. It’s literally a road map to your success.

Keep in mind that grading rubrics can be rather vague and subjective, so your grade might not always align with the rubric. Anytime a human is grading an assignment, there will be some subjectivity.

What I mean is that one professor could grade your assignment and give you a 90 while another professor thinks it’s a 70. That’s because there is some subjectiveness to grading, most of the time.

So, grab the rubric, and make sure you hit all the marks for a perfect score.

Talk to your professor

I know it may seem intimidating and time consuming to talk to your professor, but reach out to them anyway.

If you have a major assignment due, go to their office weeks before it is due, and ask about their expectations. I wouldn’t suggest you bring a rough draft or anything in for them to review, because they aren’t going to want to edit a draft just for you and not everyone else. But instead, give them your ideas for the project, and ask what they think about your vision. You could even bring in an outline.

Hopefully they will give you the green light to move forward. It doesn’t guarantee a good grade, but it can help.

So, reach out, and meet with them. Let them know you are very concerned about getting a good grade on the project and want to make sure you are meeting their expectations. Every little bit helps.

Your professor can make sure you understand the project and can direct you further. Don’t underestimate these opportunities.

And if you have made a bad grade, and are wondering how you could improve, you should schedule a meeting with your professor to talk about your performance. Since they are the ones who are creating the exams, and grading assignments, they need to be the ones to tell you how you can get better.

But never ever wait until the end of the semester to start these discussions. They need to happen from the very beginning of the semester.

Get a tutor

Some universities have teaching or graduate assistants. There might be someone in the department that can give you FREE tutoring. Talk to your professor and ask if they have any suggestions for a tutor.

Sometimes it comes directly from the college, or a third-party contract. Maybe your college works with a company that provides tutors for college students. Or maybe they have tutors that they’ve hired and students can attend on campus.

I have seen colleges hire adjunct professors for tutoring positions so it’s quite possible they offer something like this. Go to your college’s website and search tutoring or tutor and see what you can find. It’s often free.

If you had the funds, you could always hire a private tutor. And remember, your professor should be willing to help you understand the material so go during office hours to discuss anything you need help with. While they can’t repeat entire lectures or sit with you while you do your homework, they should be able to answer your questions to clarify the material.

Improve your studying habits

You might not get good grades because you just don’t know how to study. Think about how you could improve your studying habits and strategies.

Some colleges have seminars where you could learn more information on these subjects. Check and see if there is a counseling or student life department at your university. I have seen many colleges who regularly hold seminars/trainings for students in different areas.

They may include something about studying tips and tricks. If not, start researching the best ways to study and see if you can get to work on improving your strategies.

Lastly, reach out to your professor and ask if they have any tips based on their experience. Sometimes they can share with you what other students have done in the past to make good grades.

Find out what kind of learner you are

There are different types of learners. Some people learn better visually while others might need to immerse themselves in activities for a more hands-on experience.

Either way, people learn differently and you need to think about how you learn.

Do you prefer to be more visual? Do you need the PowerPoints to stay focused or would you prefer to read the information in a book. Maybe you really like exercises or are more inclined to hear the information presented.

As you can see, there are different ways people learn and take information in. If your professor primarily does PowerPoints, but you need activities to learn better, you’ll need to understand how to adapt.

Create a study group

Sometimes students learn better from other students. Talk with other classmates and find out if they want to create a study group. Maybe you meet once a week or every other week to review the material.

Having other students who can share their ideas and explain material is really powerful for students.

So, please consider creating a study group with other classmates to go over the material.

If it doesn’t help you get better grades, at least you made a few friends.

Your grades can be a reflection of how much time and effort you put into studying, so make sure you are really spending enough time doing these things.

While you need to study the right way, you also need to study enough.

If you aren’t making good grades, you should really think about how much time you are spending on the course. If you aren’t spending the recommended time reviewing the material, you need to increase this right away.

This is often where I would see most students miss the mark. The problem was usually their studying habits and by spending more time focusing on the material, students usually did better.

Find your passion

Oftentimes people will be more inclined to study and immerse themselves in a subject when they are really passionate about a topic.

If you aren’t really enjoying your major, maybe it isn’t for you. Obviously bad grades don’t always mean that you aren’t passionate about the subject, but it’s something to consider.

Look, I get it. Not every course you take at a college will be directly focused on your major, or even your career. And sometimes you just have to get through it.

But the more classes you take, that you love, the better experiences you will probably have. It’s just hypothetical, and may not be true for everyone, but it’s worth talking to an advisor about and pondering.

Find the perfect professor

I am not suggesting that you just look for professors that are considered easy professors, but search for professors that are most compatible with you and your learning style.

I have the perfect guide to finding a terrific professor here.

But keep in mind that you are really trying to find a good match for you, and not just looking for the easiest classes.

When you find that professor who just clicks with your learning style, and makes you excited to come to class, I think you’ll see your grades improve.

Students’ grades don’t always fall back on the professor and their teaching abilities, but there could be some correlation.

Stay organized

During your college career, you are going to need some organization to stay focused. Make sure you plan accordingly to study, do assignments, and go to class.

You might need to get a planner to organize everything, but don’t underestimate the power of organization. If you are planning everything out and actually making time for college, you will likely do better.

Don’t overlook organization. Think about it. Bad grades might happen because you rushed to complete an assignment because you forgot about it or procrastinated. But if you would have just prepared for it in advance, you might have done better.

Look, college can be challenging, and it should be, but it doesn’t have to be disappointing. Take these things and implement them to make good grades.

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In Classroom, you can give a numeric grade, leave comment-only feedback, or do both. You can also return assignments without grades.

You can grade and return work from:

  • The Student work page.
  • The Classroom grading tool.
  • The Grades page.

For Grades page instructions, go to View or update your gradebook .

For practice sets, learn how to grade a practice set assignment .

You can download grades for one assignment or for all assignments in a class.

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Go to  and click Sign In.

Sign in with your Google Account. For example,  [email protected] or [email protected] .  Learn more .

  • Click the class.
  • At the top, click Classwork .
  • Select the assignment to display.
  • Tip: You can only get to the student work page when the number isn't "0" for both "Turned in" and "Assigned."
  • Assigned —Work that students have to turn in, including missing or unsubmitted work
  • Turned in —Work that students turned in
  • Graded —Graded work you’ve returned
  • Returned —Ungraded (non-graded) work you’ve returned
  • (Optional) To see the students in a category, click Turned in , Assigned , Graded , or Returned .
  • To see a student’s submission, on the left, click a student’s name, then click on the assignment thumbnail.
  • At the top-right, click Import Grades .
  • Click Import to confirm. The grades autofill next to the students’ names. Note: Importing grades overwrites any grades already entered.
  • (Optional) To return grades, next to each student whose grade you want to return, check the box and click Return . Students can see their grade in Classroom and Forms.

Enter, review, or change grades

  • Red—Missing work.
  • Green—Turned in work or draft grade.
  • Black—Returned work.
  • To open and review any file the student attached, click the thumbnail.
  • Alphabetical, for example, letter grades (A to F) or proficiency (unsatisfactory to excellent)
  • Numeric, for example, 4 point scales
  • Custom grading scales, for example, emojis

Grading scales features work with:

  • Average grade calculation
  • SIS integration
  • Practice sets and Forms auto-grading

You can enter a grade either for the number of points or, if you have grading scales set up, based on the levels on the grading scale. For example, if you have letter grades set up in your class and you assign a 10 point assignment, under “Grade,” you can:

  • Enter “Good”
  • Select “Good 8/10” from the dropdown menu
  • You and your co-teachers can find all grades in both points value and the level it corresponds to.
  • A student can find both the points value and the level it corresponds to if a grade is returned.
  • Next to the student's name, enter the grade. The grade saves automatically.
  • Enter grades for any other students.

You can enter grades and give your students personalized feedback with the Classroom grading tool. For instructions on using the grading tool, go to Give feedback on assignments .

  • Open a student assignment in the grading tool.


  • Under Grade , enter the grade.
  • On the left, click a student's name.
  • Click See history .
  • Next to a student’s name, click the grade you want to change.
  • Enter a new number. The new grade saves automatically.

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Students can’t edit any files attached to an assignment until you return it. When you return work, students get notifications if they’re turned on. You can return work, with or without a grade, to one or more students at a time.

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  • Create your own: Creates a custom grading scale.
  • Edit the level and values of your grading scale.

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  • Click Select .
  • At the top right, click Save .
  • When you edit a default grading scale, it becomes a custom grading scale.
  • When you remove a custom grading scale that was previously used in a class, a confirmation dialog displays, and you won’t be able to access it again.
  • In the right panel, click a student's assignment.
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  • (Optional) To return the student’s work, in the top-right corner, click Return


  • The student’s assignment is marked Returned.
  • On the left, check the box next to each student whose assignment you want to return.
  • Click Return and confirm.

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  • To download grades for one assignment, select Download these grades as CSV .
  • To download all grades for the class, select Download all grades as CSV . The file saves to your computer.

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How to Get Good Grades in College: 16 Best Tips


Have you been wondering how to get good grades? Here is a list of 16 hints and tips to help you improve your high school or college grades. Truthfully, the ultimate secret to getting good grades is to develop super study skills .

Top Tips on How to Get Good Grades

1. attend all your classes.

Try your absolute best to attend all of your classes. Sometimes missing a class is unavoidable, but there are enormous benefits to making sure that you never miss a class:

  • You will be more likely to keep ahead of your subject
  • You will avoid knowledge gaps due to missing out on important material
  • You will have the opportunity to make your presence known, by answering questions, participating, and contributing your ideas, thoughts, and opinions.
  • Some colleges give attendance points, so if this is the case, make sure that you benefit from them.

2. Master Your Professors

  • Get to know your professors and make sure that they get to know you. They will have a better opportunity to understand your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Let them know when you are struggling. They are there to help you.
  • Understand your course expectations. If there is anything that you are unsure of, don’t hesitate to ask your professor to clarify.

3. Stay Organized

If you want to know how to get even better grades, organization is really key.

  • Use a planner or calendar and make sure that you are up to date with all of your deadlines
  • Create a designated workspace with good lighting and a comfortable chair
  • Declutter your desk
  • Schedule blocks of time for learning
  • Organize your digital files in named folders for ease of access
  • Keep stationery on hand. Make sure that you have pens, highlighters, eraser, sharpener, notebooks, flashcards, and colored markers

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4. time management.

Balancing work, study, and family responsibilities can be challenging if your time is not managed carefully . Time is a valuable commodity.

  • Make a To Do list: Once everything that you need to do is written down, it not only helps you to remember it, but it gives you some relief from worrying about it.
  • Use a planner/calendar: Record assignment deadlines and schedule your learning.
  • Set goals: Decide on your daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Once you know where you need to get to, you will already be half way there. Setting goals gives you clarity and motivates you to take action.
  • Utilize your “dead time”: Such as time in a doctor’s waiting room or time travelling on buses or trains. This time can be used for reading, researching, or typing up your thoughts, ideas, and notes.
  • Clear your workspace: Our physical environment has a major effect on the way we work. A tidy space creates a tidy mind. Keep your workspace tidy and remove all clutter. A tidy workspace helps you to have a clearer mind. Marie Kondo, a decluttering expert and author of the book “Spark Joy” has some excellent hints and tips on how to keep your workspace tidy .

5. Taking Notes

Taking notes will help you at the revision and exam stage. The use of abbreviations is the best way to speed up your note taking . Your abbreviated notes should then be written out fully after class.

According to a research study on the correlation between writing and memory at Princeton University, there is a direct correlation between writing and memory. Writing involves a thinking process, resulting in greater retention of information, while typing on a keyboard can be done verbatim, without processing and reframing information, resulting in a lower rate of retention.

In order to get better grades, close your laptop and go back to old-fashioned pen and paper!

6. Become An Active Listener

  • Concentrate on the words and messages. Avoid being distracted by a lecturer’s accent, clothes, speech, or mannerisms.
  • Try to identify the most important points and take notes on them.
  • Avoid getting distracted by your smartphone. Turn it off completely in class.

7. Participate In Class

  • If you ask questions , you are more likely to remember the material, as the answers to your questions relate to your thoughts on the subject. If you make a habit out of asking questions, it has the additional advantage of encouraging you to listen well.
  • Listen to the opinions and thoughts of your classmates. Listening will help you to process and remember information. Conversations tend to be remembered more than written information.
  • Contribute to the discussion — by developing a regular habit of making contributions to discussions on the subject, it encourages you to listen, focus, and process. You will want to make a good impression by making educated and intelligent contributions.

8. Develop Good Writing Study Habits

During lectures, it’s generally a good idea to write down points, which can act as memory joggers. Then, after class, you can write out these notes in full.

Another popular method is to draw out mind maps during the lecture and expand on them later on. A mind map is a visual, usually colored diagram designed to be a hierarchy of information in which main points can be expanded on in note form later on.

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Another tip on writing notes well is to draft, rewrite, and proofread your work. The more comprehensive your notes are, the easier it will be to review and study them at the exam stage.

9. Learn In Groups And Learn From Each Other

  • Studying in small groups can break up the monotony of revision.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn from each other.
  • Make sure that when you are learning in a group, it doesn’t turn into a social event and you don’t get too distracted by unrelated conversations.

10. Know Your Learning Style

In order to become a better learner, you need to define and categorize the method by which you learn best. Once you have done this, you will have a much clearer idea of how to help yourself to process, absorb, and memorize information.

The VARK model of learning styles, developed by Neil Flemming — an educational theorist — identifies 4 distinctive categories of learners:

  • V – Visual – Visual learners learn through seeing, therefore respond well to visual aids such as maps, charts, graphs, presentations, images, and videos.
  • A – Auditory – Auditory learners learn through hearing and best absorb information that they hear such as lectures, discussions, and listening to audio books.
  • R – Reading and Writing – Reading and writing learners learn through the input and output of words. This includes writing assignments, essays, reading books, manuals, and websites.
  • K – Kinesthetic – Kinesthetic learners learn through touching, interacting, and doing. They learn best when they are physically engaged or active during the learning process. They remember and process knowledge best by interacting hands-on with their environment.

Assess yourself! Once you know how you learn best, you will be a far better learner.

11. Use Learning Aids And Study Resources

There are plenty of online tools and resources for flashcards, mind maps, quizzes, record keeping, scheduling, and memorizing that can be highly beneficial to learning.

To save you time, we have compiled a list of excellent study resource websites. Check out the following:

  • Hippocampus
  • StudyBlue (Chegg)
  • Studystack .

12. Manage Interruptions And Distractions

  • Find a quiet place to study. It can be a designated space at home or a library.
  • Turn off your smartphone during your study sessions. Checking your phone every time you receive a notification is distracting and will take your mind off your learning and hinder your concentration.

13. Eat healthily and exercise

  • Make sure to eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly. It doesn’t need to be a full workout or an expensive gym membership. Go for walks, jog, run, or take a regular exercise class.
  • Exercise improves concentration and memory .
  • Drink plenty of water.

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14. ask for help.

Many students see asking for help as a weakness. But asking for help is a strength! It shows that you have maturity, self-awareness, and that you are able to recognise a problem before it develops. If you are struggling with your schoolwork or have a personal problem, speak to your professors about it. They are there to help you with all your needs.

15. Take Regular Breaks

In order to get the most out of your study, you need to take breaks regularly.

Set an alarm every 30 to 60 minutes and get up, close your laptop and books, and get some fresh air for 5 to 10 minutes. Do any activity that will take your mind off studying so that when you come back to it, you are feeling refreshed and energized.

Everybody knows that lack of sleep is detrimental to your health. It produces lethargy, lack of concentration and “brain fog,” a form of mental clouding.

However, research has shown that a good night’s sleep is not only vital for health and general well-being, but extremely beneficial for learning and memory. During sleep, our brain is not resting as is commonly believed. Findings reveal that our brain mechanisms are at work during sleep, solidifying our memories by transferring them to more permanent regions of the brain.

The Bottom Line

If you follow these 16 tips on how to get good grades, you will surely see a marked improvement on your next test scores.

If you are still undecided on your choice of study and need to balance studying for a degree with work or family commitments, University of the People is a tuition-free, American accredited university that provides world-class bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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Importance of Assignments in Boosting Grades

For a person, education is necessary to develop an identity. In specific, examinations and assignments cover the major part of scholastic life. No matter whether you are in a school, college, or university, in order to evaluate your overall academic performance, your instructors will highly rely on your assignment and examination scores. Especially, in educational institutions, assignment plays a vital role in your grade. Depending upon your academic level, definitely, your teachers will ask you to submit plenty of assignments or homework on a wide range of subjects in your curriculum.

Homework has its own pros and cons. In general, homework is not only beneficial for the growth of students, but it also helps a student in securing top grades. By writing an assignment in a well-organized and manageable way, a student can effortlessly achieve higher marks. If you want to know more about the role of assignments in enhancing your grade, continue reading this blog post. Here, we have shared everything about the importance of assignment writing.

Benefits of Assignment Writing

Assignments are the basic academic need that every student has to cover. It enhances your knowledge and improves your skills in a particular subject. No matter how hard you try you cannot escape from the bulk of assignments that your college gives you. For the sake of good grades, you need to complete them before the due date. The Ways to Make Your Assignment Look Presentable will help you to create a positive impact on your teachers.

Here, let us have a look at some advantages of assignment writing.

Improves Focus

Student life is hard. There are a plethora number of things that students need to focus on. But procrastination and stress ruin your attention and you end up wasting your valuable time. When you focus on a particular task without any distractions, you can achieve better results in no time. Writing is the best habit to give words to your daily thoughts. There are a number of things that are hard to remember for a student. They often forget those things which are beneficial for their work. When you write, you maintain those thought processes in an organized way. It also boosts your creativity by making you write in the better way possible. With the help of brainstorming, you can put novel ideas into your writing.

Not only that but also when you write on a daily basis, it helps you create wonderful assignments. Random ideas resolve the day-to-day homework issues.

Helps to Manage Time Effectively

Time is everything. Being a student, managing time becomes the most difficult thing. There is so much to do in a day. There are other activities and academic studies. If you are unable to manage your time in a scheduled way, you will not be able to survive in this competitive market. One of the most beneficial points of homework writing is time management. When you work with a specific goal, you finish your work faster than usual. Homework writing is the best way to work on deadline-oriented tasks. You need to prepare a proper schedule to manage your day-to-day work. And this way you can manage bulky projects in a limited time.

Time management helps students to do multiple works at a time. It makes them handle complicated situations with ease. Thus, you can say assignment plays a vital role in students’ academic progress.

Enhances the Writing Skills

If you think that this is it, then you are so wrong. The advantages of homework writing do not end here. The bigger benefit that students get while preparing their day-to-day assignments is improved writing skills. When you write on a daily basis, you indirectly work on your thought process. You start to focus much on the creative part. And thus your writing skills improve without any complications.

On the other hand, well-organized and plagiarism-free writing makes your marks better. Overall, assignment plays a vital role in your grade improving your credibility in front of teachers.

Develops Knowledge and Analytical Skills

When you prepare assignments on your own, you develop a researched knowledge of that particular subject. You know that topic from the core. At the time of homework writing, it is also equally important to find out relevant information and present it in a proper manner.

Full-fledged research helps you to improve your research skills. Not only that but also it enhances your analytical skills. It proffers a platform where you can practice your innovative ideas and skills. In professional work also, in-depth research turns out to be the best idea. Thus, you can say assignment plays a vital role in students’ academic progress.

Helps to Get a Better Perception of Everything

What studying cannot do, assignments can. Assignment writing is one such thing that helps you to get a better overview of a particular subject. Proper education makes a student grow in the proper direction. As you work on your assignments, you directly or indirectly achieve your goals.

You develop an analytical perception of the happenings around the globe. This helps you to meet the challenges with courage and motivation. It enhances your knowledge to get recognized in this competitive market. Gradually, it also impacts your grades which later leads to a better future.

Why Assignments are Important for Good Grades?

Believe it or not, assignments are the first step to getting a better score in exams. No matter how hard you study, if you fail to do your homework properly and on time, you will not get any other better way to score well. Assignment plays a significant role in improving your academic skills as well as credibility amongst your peers.

Be it mathematics, chemistry, physics, or any other financial or law subjects, based on your academic level and course of study, before the due date, you will have to complete your assignments in the way your teachers ask you to write. Well-organized, flawless, and plagiarism-free assignment papers will make your work look authentic. Moreover, it will also help you in getting top grades without many difficulties.

The Bottom Line

We hope you have gained a basic idea of the importance of assignment writing in boosting your grades. Whenever your teachers give assignments on any subject, to get good grades, make sure to finish your assignments on time exactly as per the instructions they share with you.

In case, you are struggling to finish your assignments and get better scores, without any hesitation, reach out to us and take our Assignment Help online. Particularly, to assist you in doing your assignments, in our team, we have plenty of assignment helpers in diverse academic disciplines. By taking assistance from our academic experts, you can complete your assignments and projects before the due date and elevate your grades. Most importantly, taking our assignment writing help will also give you ample time to focus on your studies and other activities. Without stepping out of your comfort zone, enjoy all the scholastic advantages that our assignment writing service provides.

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Elevate your academic game with these 21 ways to get good grades. Discover tips for success and unlock your full potential.

Hey there, fellow student! We get it – the quest for those stellar grades can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride. But fear not, because we’re about to embark on a journey that will transform your academic life.

Welcome to “21 Ways to Get Good Grades as a Student” – your roadmap to conquering the world of academia while having a bit of fun along the way!

Picture this: you, confidently acing your exams, understanding complex topics like a pro, and feeling like a true scholar. It’s not a distant dream; it’s your next big adventure.

In this guide, we’re not going to bore you with textbook jargon or impossible standards. Instead, we’ll spill the beans on 21 practical, real-life strategies that will help you skyrocket your grades. From managing your time like a champ to sneaky tricks for staying motivated, we’ve got you covered.

So, grab your backpack, your favorite study snack, and get ready to dive into a world where the pursuit of knowledge meets the thrill of success. We promise, this journey will be worth every “A” you earn. Are you ready to unlock your full academic potential? Let’s dive in!

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Getting those stellar grades in school? It’s not just about impressing your teachers – it’s a ticket to a world of opportunities! Here’s why acing those tests and assignments is so darn important:

Academic Success

Good grades aren’t just random numbers; they’re proof that you’ve got a grip on the stuff you’re learning. Think of it as building a solid foundation for the brainpower of the future.

Educational Adventures

Ever dreamt of going to that top-tier college or studying abroad? Well, good grades can swing open those fancy gates, my friend.

Money Matters

Scholarships and financial aid love students who excel academically. Earning good grades could save you a boatload of cash on tuition fees.

Job Hunt Advantage

Employers, especially for those entry-level gigs, often peek at your grades. Good grades can make you shine in a sea of applicants.

Confidence Boost

Imagine the swagger that comes with nailing a tough exam. Good grades can seriously pump up your self-esteem and make you feel like you can conquer the world.

Brainpower Booster

Striving for good grades sharpens your problem-solving skills. It’s like a mental gym that keeps you in tip-top shape for life’s challenges.

Time Mastery

Keeping those grades up teaches you the art of managing your time like a pro, a skill that comes in handy both academically and personally.

Networking Gold

Being an A+ student might land you cool opportunities to hobnob with professors, classmates, and experts. Who knows where those connections might take you?

Intellectual Thrills

Excelling academically often means you’re diving deep into intriguing ideas, fostering a love for learning that’ll last a lifetime.

Competitive Edge

In the fierce race of life, good grades can be your secret weapon, setting you apart from the competition.

But here’s the kicker: while grades matter, remember they’re just one part of the puzzle. Balancing your academic success with life’s other adventures – like friendships, hobbies, and some good old relaxation – is key. Because, in the end, it’s not just about acing the test; it’s about acing life! 

21 Ways to Get Good Grades

Have a close look at 21 ways to get good grades:-

1. Attend every class

Here’s the scoop – attending every class is like catching the latest episode of your favorite show. It’s not just a no-brainer; it’s the secret sauce for academic success.

Think of it as your backstage pass to crucial information and expert guidance. When you’re there, you’re in the front row, soaking in every vital detail.

Missing class is like skipping a chapter in your favorite book – you’ll miss out on the plot twists that could make or break your academic journey.

So, make showing up a habit, and you’ll be well on your way to acing your studies!

2. Take good notes

Let’s talk notes, shall we? Taking great notes is like having your secret treasure map to academic success. It’s not just about staying organized; it’s your ticket to remembering all those juicy nuggets of knowledge from class.

With note-taking, there’s a buffet of techniques out there – pick the one that feels like a snug fit for you, whether it’s bullet points, doodles, or even emojis!

Your notes aren’t just scribbles; they’re your trusty sidekick on your educational adventure, helping you navigate the terrain with style.

3. Review your notes regularly

Regularly reviewing your notes is like tending to a garden – it keeps your knowledge blooming. Don’t procrastinate until the eve of a test; instead, make it a habit to revisit your notes consistently.

This ensures the information stays sharp and readily accessible in your memory. It’s like doing small, frequent waterings for a lush mental garden, rather than a frantic, last-minute rescue mission.

So, nurture your notes regularly, and watch your understanding and confidence flourish

4. Ask questions

When in doubt, asking questions is your golden ticket to clarity and learning. Don’t hesitate; reach out to your teacher or classmates when something’s unclear.

The sooner you seek help, the smoother your learning journey becomes. It’s like asking for directions when you’re lost – the sooner you do it, the quicker you find your way.

Embrace questions as your allies in understanding, and you’ll navigate the academic landscape with confidence.

5. Form a study group

Ever thought about teaming up with fellow students to conquer those textbooks? Forming a study group is like creating your own academic dream team.

It’s not just about hitting the books together; it’s about staying pumped up and accountable. Think of it as having your own cheering squad, motivating each other to excel.

Just like how workout buddies keep you hitting the gym, study buddies keep you on track for academic victory.

So, why not assemble your crew and tackle those challenges together, armed with enthusiasm and mutual support?

6. Create a study schedule

Let’s talk study schedules – your secret weapon against the dreaded cram session! Creating a study schedule is like plotting your own adventure map through your academic terrain.

First, figure out how much daily study time you need and then stick to it like a pro. It’s your way of staying on the path to success, just like pacing yourself in a race.

With a solid schedule, you not only absorb information better but also keep stress at bay. So, think of it as your passport to a more balanced and effective learning journey.

7. Find a quiet place to study

Let’s talk study spaces – your ticket to the distraction-free zone! Finding a quiet spot to study is like discovering your very own Batcave.

It’s where you can channel your inner focus superhero and shield yourself from the forces of distraction. Think of it as crafting your personal haven amidst the academic buzz.

By nesting in a peaceful nook, you’re not just studying; you’re unleashing your learning potential. So, go ahead, find your quiet sanctuary, and dive into the world of productive, uninterrupted studying!

8. Take breaks

Let’s chat about study stamina – we all need a breather! Long study marathons can feel like running on empty. So, here’s the scoop: taking breaks is your secret weapon.

Every 20-30 minutes, it’s your cue to hit pause and recharge. It’s like refueling your brain’s tank. Stand up, stretch, grab a snack – heck, even a dance break!

Think of it as a mini vacation for your mind, preventing burnout and keeping your study sessions fresh and lively. So, break free, and return to your books with newfound energy and focus!

9. Get enough sleep

Let’s talk about the magic of sleep – it’s not just for dreams! Getting enough shut-eye is like giving your brain a superhero boost. When you’re well-rested, your focus and learning powers go into overdrive.

It’s like having a mental energy drink minus the jitters. So, hit the sack, recharge your brain, and wake up ready to conquer the world of knowledge!

10. Eat healthy foods

Fueling up with nutritious bites isn’t just about a balanced diet; it’s your secret sauce for study stamina. Eating healthy foods provides the energy your brain craves to stay sharp and focused.

It’s like giving your mental gears the best-quality oil to run smoothly. So, load up on those brain-boosting snacks, and let your taste buds power up your learning journey

11. Exercise regularly

Let’s talk about a double win – exercise! It’s not just about staying fit; it’s your stress-busting, focus-boosting secret weapon. Sweating it out regularly is like a mental refresh button.

It clears away the cobwebs of stress and amps up your concentration. It’s like a superhero workout for your brain, so lace up those sneakers and get ready to conquer stress and sharpen your focus with every step!

12. Manage your time wisely

Time management is your ticket to balance in the hectic student life. It’s not just about squeezing more hours into your day; it’s about finding that sweet spot.

Learning how to budget your time ensures you have room for studies, assignments, and well-deserved ‘me-time.’ It’s like being the conductor of your own orchestra, harmonizing work and play.

So, grab that conductor’s baton, and make your daily symphony of responsibilities and leisure a masterpiece!

13. Stay positive and motivated

Let’s talk about the magic of staying positive and motivated – it’s your secret recipe for success. Here’s the deal: not every test will be an A+ moment, and that’s okay.

Think of it as seasoning on your academic journey. If a grade doesn’t quite hit the bullseye, don’t let it rain on your parade. Instead, see it as a challenge to rise even higher.

Keep that fire of determination roaring, and watch how your hard work blooms into improvement over time. It’s like turning academic hurdles into stepping stones towards your goals!

14. Reward yourself for your hard work

Let’s talk about the art of self-pampering – it’s your secret sauce for staying pumped up! When you hit a goal, don’t be shy to throw yourself a little celebration.

It’s like giving yourself a high-five. These mini-rewards are like turbo boosts for your motivation engine, propelling you forward to conquer the next challenge.

So, go ahead, savor that victory, treat yourself, and keep riding that motivation wave!

15. Get help when you need it

Seeking help when you’re in a tight spot isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a smart move. Whether it’s reaching out to your teacher, a tutor, or tapping into available resources, think of it as summoning your academic superheroes.

They’re there to swoop in and save the day when you’re struggling. It’s like having a lifeline in the academic game show.

So, remember, when you’re stuck, don’t hesitate to raise that flag and get the assistance you need to soar to success!

16. Find a mentor

17. set realistic goals.

Let’s chat about goal-setting – it’s like crafting your personal treasure map to success. Instead of trying to conquer the world in one leap, break your dreams into bite-sized, manageable steps.

It’s like turning a colossal puzzle into smaller, solvable pieces. By taking it step by step, you not only make your journey less daunting but also up your odds of reaching those glittering goals.

So, picture your ambitions as a staircase, and start climbing, one step at a time!

18. Don’t procrastinate

Let’s talk about the notorious procrastination monster – we’ve all had our battles. The secret weapon? Start your study sessions early and avoid those heart-pounding, last-minute cramming sessions.

It’s like setting sail on an academic adventure well-prepared, rather than rushing to put out fires. By taking the reins early, you not only slash stress levels but also open the doors to deeper understanding and solid retention.

So, bid farewell to procrastination and say hello to the liberating world of early action!

19. Stay organized

Let’s dive into the wonderful world of organization – it’s like having your own superpower for school success!

To keep the chaos at bay, grab a trusty planner or calendar and jot down your assignments, due dates, and essential notes.

Think of it as crafting your very own treasure map to acing your academic journey. With your path clearly marked, you’ll sail through your educational adventure smoothly, never missing a beat or a deadline.

20. Take care of yourself

Let’s chat about self-care – it’s like your personal superhero cape in the academic world! Make sure you’re catching enough Zzz’s, munching on nourishing foods, and giving those muscles a workout.

Think of it as tending to your own secret garden of well-being. By nurturing your body and mind, you’ll have the energy and mental agility to conquer the academic battlefield.

So, make self-care your daily mission and unleash your inner academic superhero!

21. Believe in yourself

Let’s dive into the magical realm of self-belief – it’s your secret potion for success! When you believe in yourself, it’s like igniting a rocket that propels you towards your goals.

Picture it as your very own cheering section, rooting for you to conquer every challenge. So, wrap yourself in that cloak of self-belief, because it’s your superpower, making success not just possible but inevitable!

Remember that everyone’s learning style is unique, so it’s essential to experiment with different strategies to discover what works best for you. Adapt these tips to your personal preferences and needs to improve your academic performance.

Benefits to Get Good grades

You know what’s pretty cool about getting those good grades? Well, here are some awesome perks:

Scholarships and Money Matters

Good grades can be your golden ticket to scholarships and financial aid, helping you dodge the financial hurdles on your path to education.

Dream School Dreams

Ever had that dream college in mind? Well, good grades can open those admissions doors wide, giving you a better shot at joining the ranks of your dream school.

Workplace Wow

When you step into the job market, employers often take a peek at your grades. Good ones can send a loud message: “I’m a hard worker and I’ve got the skills!”

The World of Opportunities

Good grades are like keys to a treasure chest of opportunities – think internships, research gigs, and leadership roles. These experiences aren’t just résumé boosters; they’re life experiences that shape your skills and connections.

When you’re acing those tests and assignments, your confidence gets a power-up. It’s like having a secret superpower that spills over into everything you do.

That ‘I Did It’ Feeling

Earning good grades isn’t just about numbers; it’s about achieving goals. It’s a pat on the back and a reminder that you’ve got what it takes.

So, getting those good grades isn’t just about impressing the report card—it’s about unlocking doors to a world of opportunities and boosting your confidence along the way!

How can I get good grades easily?

Have a close look at how to get good grades easily”-

  • Set Clear Goals: Know what you want to achieve in each subject.
  • Organize Your Space: Create a tidy, quiet study area.
  • Plan Your Time: Make a schedule for studying and stick to it.
  • Prioritize: Focus on important assignments first.
  • Effective Techniques: Use proven study methods.
  • Good Notes: Take clear, organized notes in class.
  • Participate: Engage in class discussions and ask questions.
  • Ask for Help: Don’t be afraid to seek help when needed.
  • Break Tasks Down: Divide big tasks into smaller steps.
  • Online Resources: Use online tools and resources.
  • Practice Regularly: Practice problems and review.
  • Stay Healthy: Eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep.
  • Minimize Distractions: Remove distractions while studying.
  • Set Realistic Goals: Don’t overwhelm yourself.
  • Stay Positive: Believe in your ability to succeed.
  • Take Breaks: Include short breaks in your study sessions.
  • Peer Groups: Study with classmates when possible.
  • Stay Organized: Keep track of assignments and deadlines.

Consistency and a positive attitude can make getting good grades easier.

How to get 100 on grades?

Have a close look at how to get 100 on grades.

  • Set High Standards: Aim for excellence in every subject.
  • Understand Grading: Know what’s expected in each assignment or test.
  • Participate Actively: Engage in class and ask questions.
  • Take Good Notes: Organized notes are essential for studying.
  • Stay Organized: Use tools to manage your assignments and deadlines.
  • Study Effectively: Find techniques that work for you.
  • Seek Help When Needed: Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.
  • Review Regularly: Revisit your notes and materials consistently.
  • Stay Positive: Believe in yourself and stay motivated.

Remember, perfection isn’t always attainable, but aiming high and putting in consistent effort can lead to excellent results.

How do I make straight A’s?

Have a close look at how to make straight A’s:-

  • Set Clear Goals: Aim for top grades in each subject.
  • Study Smart: Use effective study techniques.
  • Stay Organized: Use planners to manage assignments and deadlines.
  • Review Regularly: Consistently revisit notes and materials.
  • Practice Test-Taking Skills: Learn strategies for exams.

Balancing hard work and smart strategies is key to achieving straight A’s.

How do you become an A+ student?

Have a close look at how to become an A+ student:-

  • Set high standards for yourself.
  • Use effective study techniques.
  • Manage your time well.
  • Actively participate in class.
  • Take detailed notes.
  • Stay organized.
  • Seek help when needed.
  • Review and practice regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Believe in your abilities and stay motivated.

As we come to the end, think of your quest for better grades like a thrilling adventure. These 21 strategies we’ve explored are like your trusty companions on this journey.

But here’s the real gem: It’s not just about the grades; it’s about the incredible growth and life skills you pick up along the way.

Whether you’re a high school student, a college-goer, or someone simply hungry for knowledge, remember that learning is a lifelong voyage. These tips are your buddies on this ride, but don’t forget to enjoy the sheer joy of learning itself.

In the grand scheme of life, good grades are just one chapter. What truly matters is the amazing person you become through your learning adventures. So, stay friendly, stay curious, and keep embracing the wonders of knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if i’m still struggling with my grades despite following these tips.

If you’re still facing challenges, consider seeking additional support from tutors, academic counselors, or study groups.

Can these strategies be applied to both high school and college?

Yes, these strategies are applicable to students at all levels of education.

How can I balance extracurricular activities with academics?

Prioritize your commitments and create a balanced schedule that allows time for both academics and extracurriculars.

Is it necessary to follow all 21 strategies, or can I pick and choose?

You can customize your approach based on your individual needs and preferences. Start with a few that resonate with you and add more as needed.

What’s the role of self-discipline in getting good grades?

Self-discipline is crucial for consistency in implementing these strategies. It helps you stay on track and focused on your goals.

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6 Ways to Get Good Grades in your Assignments

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Why do Assignments matter?

Generally, the students believe that assignments are just a waste of time and there is no academic importance of them for grades. They get annoyed whenever their teachers give them essays, reports, thesis, assignments, or other things. Assignment writing is not liked by students and they generally take Assignment Help.

It has been a practice from the start by the teachers to give assignments to the students. The purpose of it is to make sure that their analytical and critical are developed. The assignments are not complex in the beginning stages of education, i.e., elementary school. But with time, when the student enters into the colleges or universities, the assignments become complicated as well as lengthy.

Students are given essential knowledge and information from the instructors throughout the term.  Different concepts are taught to them in all the courses. However, the students can’t be given everything by the teachers because this will make them lazy and they won’t work hard. Their learning is affected and education seems meaningless to them. Therefore, assignments help them in exercising their knowledge and concepts.

We have highlighted some of the significances of assignments in a student’s life.

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  • Assignments help in developing the focus of the students

The students have to submit their assignments within the deadlines to pass their course. Their final grades are boosted if they submit quality assignments. Therefore, they are kept focused on assignments as they want to enhance their grades. They concentrate more on their studies and work hard to get good grades.

  • Assignments ensure learners’ advancements

Students are asked to submit different types of assignments and they do it at their homes or through Assignment Help . This results in their dedication towards their education and results in their academic development. Various experts say that human growth is linked to the utilization of the brain directly. Hence, the more effort and time students give to their assignments, the more knowledge they gain.

  • Assignments teach new skills and techniques to the students

Students learn new techniques, concepts, and writing tips through assignments that help them in their academic life. When someone writes an assignment, they solve different problems, present their ideas on certain topics, and make arguments or opinions. This helps them in developing new skills and techniques which will help them throughout their academic as well as professional life.

  • Assignments make students effective in managing their time

The assignments have certain deadlines and must be submitted within that specified period. This makes the student effective in time management. They prioritize their tasks and complete them as per their urgency and significance. This skill always remains helpful for the students in their personal as well as professional life. Therefore, assignments make a person ready to handle his work, life, family, etc through effective time management skills.

  • Assignments help instructors in evaluating the students

One of the purposes of giving to students is to evaluate their learning. If the students are not clear about the concepts, they will not submit quality assignments. This will make the teachers reflect on their teaching styles, they can even ask the students for improvements to ensure their maximum learning.

  • Assignments help students in becoming successful

Assignments assist students with their future studies and concepts. It helps in preparing the students for their exams. By submitting effective assignments, a person gets a chance of achieving their targets and goals in the future.

What are the 6 Ways through which you can get good grades in your assignments?

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It is not easy to write an assignment. The students have to study all the requirements, keep the marking rubric in mind, and then write a quality assignment. They also have to check the assignment on grammar checker and plagiarism checker so that they can get good grades. The sources used in the assignments have to be cited properly. Therefore students learn different referencing styles such as APA, MLA, Harvard, et c.

We have come up with a guide on how can you write an assignment which will give you good grades.

  • First of all, make an outline of your assignment

Before you start writing an assignment, you must draft an outline. This helps you in discussing all the points while writing. It will also result in putting all the necessary required information in your writing. The students don’t forget the basic idea of their assignment topic when they are making different headings and paragraphs because of the outline. It also saves your time and your assignment stands out among all the students.

  • Maintain the structure of your assignment

It is suggested that a proper structure should be followed which will help you in creating the perfect look of your assignment. This will result in your good grades as well. The main headings of your assignment are


You must write an introductory paragraph while writing an essay, report, thesis, or any other academic work. The paragraph must have a thesis statement, summary, and an idea of what you are going to discuss in the succeeding paragraphs.

Once the introductory paragraph is written, you must start working on the central body where you will present your opinion, arguments, and evidence to support those arguments. One thing to keep in mind is that you should not overload your assignments with a lot of unwanted details and research.


It is also important to write a concluding paragraph that summarizes all your discussion. You must try to use authentic lines in this part instead of citing others’ work.

  • Make bullet points or do proper numbering

One other thing to keep in mind is to discuss your views or arguments in the form of bullets or numbers. This technique helps in making the argument more effective and original. To score well in your assignments, you must follow tips for easy formatting so that your assignments are well-formatted.

  • Try to include neutral statements 

While writing assignments, it is preferred to use neutral statements and make arguments in the third-person tone. The discussion will seem more reliable then. The students should avoid ‘I’, ‘me’, or 1 st person in their assignments. This will help you in getting good grades on your assignments.  

  • Make sure that there is continuity in your ideas and discussions

You must ensure that your ideas have continuity in your assignments as this will make them look more authentic. The instructor or readers also find it interesting to read the assignments as the paragraphs are related and there is nothing complex. If you want to discuss new points or something in your assignment, start with a new paragraph.

  • Provide examples with the arguments for a better understanding

When you give examples with your arguments, they become more authentic. You must always remember this trick. You can also use phrases, and quotes in your assignment to back your argument. This will please the instructors and result in good grades.

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How to Get Good Grades Without Studying – 13+ Best Ways

Explore time management, active learning, and motivation techniques in this guide to redefine your academic success.

Let’s face it: the classic image of getting good grades involves endless hours of hitting the books, stress-inducing all-nighters, and a perpetual feeling of overwhelm. 

But guess what? There’s a better, more enjoyable way to soar academically without the constant grind. Imagine earning those A’s and B’s while actually having a life. 

In this article, we’re going to spill the beans on some unconventional, yet surprisingly effective strategies that not only boost your grades but also let you enjoy the journey.

It’s time to bid adieu to the old-school study frenzy and embark on a journey to academic success that’s, well, actually fun!

Also Read: How to Cheat on Homework

How to Get Good Grades without Studying (Quick Overview)

Table of Contents

here’s a tabular summary of the key strategies for getting good grades without traditional, exhaustive studying:

These strategies provide a holistic approach to achieving good grades while making your academic journey more efficient and enjoyable.

How To Get Good Grades Without Studying

Learn the best ways on how to get good grades without studying:-

The Power of Time Management 

1. prioritize tasks.

Alright, let’s spill the beans on a game-changer – time management. If you want those stellar grades without burning the midnight oil, here’s the trick: prioritize your tasks. Start with the big fish—the most important assignments that make your brain do a happy dance. 

By tackling your toughest subjects when you’re fresh as a daisy, you’ll be amazed at what you can conquer. Say goodbye to last-minute cramming and hello to stress-free success!

2. Set Realistic Goals

Now, who loves goals? We all should! Here’s why: setting achievable goals for your study sessions is like having your personal GPS to academic stardom. 

Forget about those marathon study sessions – aim for shorter, focused bursts daily. It’s all about consistency, my friend. 

By doing this, you’ll absorb knowledge like a sponge and remember it like a pro. So, ditch the procrastination, and let’s march toward your academic dreams, one realistic goal at a time!

Active Learning Techniques 

3. engage in discussions.

Let’s spice things up with some active learning, shall we? Instead of the same old textbook grind, picture this: lively discussions.

Whether you’re sparring with your classmates or forming your own dream team, talking about your subjects is where the real magic happens. 

When you explain those tricky ideas to others, guess what? You’re not just helping them; you’re locking in that knowledge for yourself. It’s like a double win!

4. Teach Someone Else

Ready to be the star of your own knowledge show? Teaching a friend or even a family member what you’ve learned is like waving a wand over your learning process. 

It’s not just about sharing – it’s about mastering. When you have to break down a concept for someone else, you dive deep into understanding it. 

So, get set to be the ultimate knowledge guru in your circle, and watch your understanding soar to new heights!

Mindfulness and Health

5. exercise regularly.

Alright, let’s get real about something exciting – regular exercise. It’s not just about keeping your body in tip-top shape; it’s about supercharging your brain too! 

Think of it as your brain’s favorite workout routine. Regular exercise is like a superhero cape for your cognitive function. 

Plus, it’s the ultimate stress-buster. So, grab those sneakers and let’s embark on a journey to a smarter, stress-free you!

6. Practice Mindfulness

Time to add a dash of serenity to your daily life. Imagine this: meditation, deep breaths, and a peaceful state of mind. 

By weaving mindfulness techniques into your routine, you’re saying goodbye to anxiety and embracing laser-sharp focus. 

It’s like giving your brain a spa day and having it come out refreshed and ready to conquer academic challenges. 

Take a deep breath – we’re about to dive into a world of enhanced concentration and reduced stress.

Effective Study Environment 

7. organize your space.

Alright, let’s spill the beans on creating the ultimate study haven – your secret weapon to focus. Imagine a study space that’s as clean and organized as a Pinterest board. 

When your workspace is clutter-free and everything’s in its place, it’s like hitting the turbo button on your concentration. 

No more distractions pulling you away from the academic mission. Get ready to conquer those books in a serene, distraction-free zone!

8. Use Productivity Apps

Now, let’s talk tech-savvy study hacks. Ever wished you had a personal assistant to keep your study life in check? 

Well, say hello to productivity apps like Todoist and Trello – they’re your digital sidekicks! These apps make task management a breeze, keeping you on top of deadlines and your study game strong. 

No more drowning in the sea of disorganization; it’s time to ride the productivity wave to success!

Utilize Resources 

9. seek help when needed.

Alright, let’s get real about a crucial part of the academic journey – asking for help. It’s not about showing weakness; it’s about being smart. 

When those tricky study hurdles appear out of nowhere, don’t go it alone. Reach out to your trusty trio – teachers, helpful tutors, or even your savvy classmates. 

They’re like your study superheroes, ready to swoop in and rescue you from confusion and frustration. 

So, don’t be shy; embrace the power of teamwork and watch those academic challenges vanish.

10. Online Courses and Tutorials

Now, here’s where things get seriously exciting – online courses and tutorials. Picture them as your academic adventure guides, taking you on a journey of discovery.

 These resources aren’t just educational; they’re a fresh, dynamic perspective on your subjects. 

Imagine learning from experts worldwide, all from the comfort of your cozy study corner. It’s like having a 24/7 passport to knowledge. 

So, why limit yourself to classroom walls? Let’s open the door to the vast world of online learning and take your academic prowess to the next level!

The Art of Time Efficiency 

11. speed reading.

Alright, buckle up for this exciting journey into the world of speed reading – your ticket to reclaiming loads of study time. 

Imagine flipping through those textbooks like a pro, soaking up knowledge faster than a sponge in a rainstorm. 

Speed reading isn’t just about going at lightning speed; it’s about reading smarter, not harder.

It’s like having a cheat code for studying, allowing you to grasp information swiftly while still understanding it thoroughly. Get ready to unlock this time-saving superpower!

12. Effective Note-Taking

Now, let’s talk about a study ninja move – the art of effective note-taking. Think of it as your secret weapon for acing exams. 

When you master the skill of concise and well-organized note-taking, you’re basically creating a treasure map for your brain. 

Say goodbye to drowning in a sea of disorganized notes. Instead, you’ll have a clear path to success, making your study sessions a breeze. 

Get ready to level up your note-taking game and make the most out of your study time like a pro!

Staying Motivated 

13. reward yourself.

Alright, let’s dive into the fun part of staying motivated – rewards! It’s time to set up your very own rewards system, and trust me, it’s a game-changer. 

Imagine treating yourself to something you absolutely adore after a productive study session. It’s like the sweet cherry on top of your academic efforts. 

Rewards aren’t just about indulgence; they’re your secret sauce for staying on track and motivated. So, what’s your motivation treat going to be?

14. Visualize Success

Now, here’s a powerful motivator that’s all about painting a mental masterpiece – visualization. Picture yourself in the spotlight, receiving those outstanding grades. 

It’s not just a daydream; it’s your driving force. Visualization isn’t some mystical mumbo-jumbo; it’s a tool that successful individuals swear by. 

So, let’s fire up your imagination and use it to fuel your journey to academic glory. Visualize success, and it will become your reality!

How do I force myself to get good grades?

So, you’re on a mission to conquer those grades and excel in your studies, but let’s be real – it can be a bit of a rollercoaster. Here’s how to make the journey smoother and, dare I say, even enjoyable:

Define Your Academic Everest

Start by setting some clear goals. What do you want to achieve? Having your academic Everest in sight gives your journey purpose.

Master the Art of Study Routines

Forget cramming – establish a study routine that suits your style. Consistency is the name of the game here.

Chop it Down

Instead of wrestling with huge study sessions, slice them into bite-sized pieces. Tackle one subject or topic at a time. It’s like conquering one level at a time in your favorite video game.

The Power of Organization

Keep your academic life in check. Planners, apps, or sticky notes – use whatever works for you to stay organized and avoid those panic-inducing last-minute rushes.

Find Your Study Zen

Hunt for your perfect study spot. Whether it’s a library, your bedroom, or a bustling café, your environment can make or break your focus.

Mix Up Your Study Methods

Explore different study techniques – summarizing, flashcards, or teaching a friend the material. Experiment and find what clicks for you.

Don’t Go Lone Wolf

When you’re stuck, reach out for a lifeline. Teachers, tutors, or classmates are there to help. No shame in asking for guidance.

Rewards are Your BFF

Keep your motivation engine revving by setting up a rewards system. A little treat after a productive study session can work wonders.

Picture Your Victory

Visualize yourself acing those grades. It’s like a mental pep talk, boosting your confidence and driving your determination.

Stay Fit, Stay Sharp

Don’t neglect your physical and mental health. Get enough sleep, eat well, and move that body regularly. A healthy you is a smarter you.

Time is Your Ally

Master time management – prioritize, plan, and avoid the temptation of procrastination. Techniques like the Pomodoro Technique can be your secret weapons.

Be a Class Act

Stay engaged in your classes – attend, participate, and stay curious. The more actively you’re involved, the easier it is to grasp those tricky concepts.

Stay Positively Charged

Maintain a sunny outlook. Setbacks are just pit stops on the road to success. Embrace them as opportunities to learn and grow.

Measure Your Progress

Keep an eye on how you’re doing. Regular assessments help you fine-tune your strategies for even better results.

Stay Thirsty for Knowledge

Cultivate a genuine interest in your subjects. When you’re genuinely curious, learning feels less like a chore and more like an adventure.

Getting those good grades is a journey – one filled with twists, turns, and maybe a few surprises. 

But remember, it’s not just about the destination; it’s about the skills, knowledge, and growth you gain along the way. Embrace the challenge, stay motivated, and enjoy the ride!

How can I study well without?

So, you want to conquer your studies without losing your sanity? You’re in the right place. Here’s how to make studying a breeze:

Goals That Pack a Punch

Start with clear study goals. What do you want to achieve? Goals give your study sessions purpose and direction.

The Art of Prioritization

Identify the heavy hitters—the most crucial topics or assignments—and tackle them first. Your fresh mind is your secret weapon here.

Allocate specific study times and stick to them. Try the Pomodoro Technique for short, intense study sprints.

The Masterplan

Plan your study sessions ahead of time. A well-organized schedule is your safety net against last-minute panic.

Distraction-Free Zone

Find a cozy, distraction-free study nook. Silence notifications, and let your loved ones know when it’s your study time.

Bite-Sized Bits

Divide your study materials into bite-sized portions. It’s like turning a mountain into manageable molehills.

The Perfect Notes

Develop a note-taking style that clicks with you. Summarize, visualize, or doodle your way to understanding.

Get Hands-On

Actively engage with the material. Talk about it, teach it to someone (real or imaginary), or solve related problems.

Don’t stick to a single study method. Experiment with flashcards, self-quizzes, or educational videos.

Don’t neglect your health. Sleep well, eat right, and move regularly. A healthy body equals a sharp mind.

Seek Knowledge Allies

Don’t hesitate to call in reinforcements when you’re stuck. Teachers, tutors, and classmates are your allies in learning.

Tech-Savvy Studying

Dive into online resources. There’s a wealth of knowledge out there, just a click away.

Time-Bending Techniques

Master time management. Use apps or techniques to keep your study sessions on track.

Rewards Are Your Treats

Add a dash of reward to your study recipe. Treat yourself after a productive session or when you hit a milestone.

Stay on the Bright Side

Keep a positive attitude. Focus on your progress, and remember, challenges are just opportunities in disguise.

Breathe and Break

Give your brain breaks. Short pauses during study sessions can recharge your mental batteries.

Feed Your Curiosity

Cultivate a real interest in your subjects. When you’re genuinely curious, studying feels more like exploring a fascinating world.

Studying doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right strategies and a sprinkle of curiosity, it can become a rewarding journey of discovery. So, go ahead, embrace these tips, and make studying an adventure!

In the world of academics, the notion of achieving top grades without the traditional, grueling study sessions might seem like a distant fantasy.

 However, we’ve unveiled a treasure chest of strategies that not only make the journey enjoyable but also remarkably effective.

From mastering the art of time management to unleashing the power of active learning, you’ve discovered that studying smarter, not harder, is the real key. 

Embracing a clutter-free environment, tapping into the magic of technology, and staying motivated through rewards and visualization have all become your trusty allies on this academic adventure.

And here’s the hidden gem: it’s not about avoiding the effort; it’s about making that effort truly count. By approaching your studies with purpose, creativity, and an insatiable curiosity, you’re not merely chasing grades; you’re pursuing knowledge and personal growth.

So, the next time someone insists that great grades can only be earned through endless, joyless toil, kindly direct them to this article. 

Armed with the tools, strategies, and an invigorated mindset, you have the power to succeed while relishing the journey. 

It’s time to rewrite the script on how you approach your studies and forge a path to a brighter, more fulfilling academic future.

Now, venture forth and let the world witness your remarkable journey. Your road to success isn’t about merely getting good grades without studying; it’s about achieving greatness while savoring the thrill of learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i really get good grades without studying extensively.

Absolutely! By adopting efficient study techniques and time management, you can excel academically without overburdening yourself with excessive studying.

How can I stay motivated to follow these strategies consistently?

Setting realistic goals, rewarding yourself, and visualizing success can help you stay motivated throughout your academic journey.

Are there any specific apps you recommend for productivity?

Certainly! Apps like Todoist and Trello can assist you in staying organized and managing your tasks effectively.

Is seeking help from others a sign of weakness?

Not at all. Asking for help when needed is a sign of maturity and a desire to improve. It’s a smart way to overcome challenges.

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If Everyone Gets an A, No One Gets an A

A red, green and white bird whirligig on which a large red capital letter A is affixed to the birds’ nose.

By Tim Donahue

Mr. Donahue teaches high school English at Greenwich Country Day School in Connecticut.

What is an A, anyway? Does it mean that a 16-year-old recognizes 96 percent of the allusions in “The Bluest Eye”? Or that she could tell you 95 percent of the reasons the Teapot Dome Scandal was so important? Or just that she made it to most classes? Does it come from a physics teacher in the Great Smoky Mountains who bludgeons students with weekly, memory-taxing tests or from a trigonometry teacher in Topeka who works in Taylor Swift references and allows infinite retests?

One answer is that A is now the most popular high school grade in America. Indeed, in 2016, 47 percent of high school students graduated with grades in the A range. This means that nearly half of seniors are averaging within a few numeric points of one another.

A belt has several holes, but usually only one or two of them show any wear in the leather. Can the same really be true for the grades we give our students, with their varied efforts and their constellations of cognitive skills? A grading drop-down menu ought not to be so simple a tool as one person’s belt.

And grades have only gone up since 2016, most notably since the pandemic , most prominently in higher-income school districts . Were this a true reflection of student achievement, it would be reason to celebrate, but the metrics have it differently. From 1998 to 2016, average high school G.P.A.s rose from 3.27 to 3.38, but average SAT scores fell from 1026 to 1002. ACT scores among the class of 2023 were the worst in over three decades. Is it any wonder, then, that 65 percent of Americans feel they are smarter than average ?

I’ll confess that in my nearly 30 years as a high school English teacher, my conceptions of grading have either softened or evolved, depending on how you see it. While I may fret over the ambiguity on Page 5 of a student’s essay, I’m aware of the greater machine. Their whole semester will boil down to one letter, and that letter joins 30 or so others on a transcript they may send to a dozen colleges, some of which have thousands of applicants.

Besides, I like my students. I see them coming into the building at 7:30, carrying three backpacks for a routine that may well go on until 7:30 that night, roughly the time it takes someone to complete a full Ironman triathlon . They will use their free periods to prep for group projects, they’ll scarf down lunch before a French quiz, and hours later, toe the line of scrimmage against those massive defensive backs from the other side of the county. I don’t need to be excellent at as many utterly different things as they do. And my skills are not constantly judged like this, year after year, by a rotation of personalities. If kids come to my writing classes and share their heart and soul on the page, I want to offer them a handhold on this stony path.

Also, it’s just so much easier to give good grades!

But when so many adolescent egos rest upon this collective, timorous deflection, it doesn’t do an awful lot of good. Passing off the average as exceptional with bromides like “wonderful” and “impressive” soothes the soul, but if there’s nothing there to modify these adjectives, teachers do little service to their colleagues who receive these students the next year. It has that looming sense of climate denial, propped up by wishful thinking.

Grade inflation, after all, acts just like real inflation. In the early 1960s, when, according to, about 15 percent of grades given at four-year colleges were A’s, a dollar could buy you a movie ticket. Now, this will get you 15 seconds with a college essay coach and a firsthand lesson in Freud’s concept of the narcissism of minor differences : The more a community shares the same thing, the higher the sensitivity becomes about small disparities. So if everyone else applying to the College on the Hill has A’s in math, your A - minus suddenly gives you the wrong distinction.

In the shape-shifting landscape of college admissions, grades have never been more important. Now more than 80 percent of four-year colleges do not require standardized tests. Interviews , perhaps the truest show of the unadorned student, are also falling the way of the Bachman’s warbler. ChatGPT brings possibly serviceable responses to essay questions, if you can live with yourself for using it. And a recommendation letter coming from someone who teaches 150 students is going to look different from someone’s who teaches 50. This all augurs toward the new Pangea: grades. As a high school teacher, I don’t want to hold that much power, nor do I think I should.

It’s so easy to see grades as sheer commodities that we all but overlook their actual purpose — as far as I know — of providing feedback. In English class, this happens not just on days we wield our red pens but every time we encourage students to appreciate the complexity of an idea, every time we can coax an apprehensive hand into the discussion about the bloody field or the Tuscan garden. It happens in meetings outside class when students fumble into ideas for their own stories and on the words, words, words of comments my English-teaching kinfolk are thoughtfully spooling onto our students’ drafts. To forsake all this for one fixed letter is to waste the process for the stamp.

How might grade inflation’s roiling cloud now be pierced? Do we approach the colleges that purport to favor both mental health and kids who take 10 A.P. exams? Or high schools, which watch these grading trend lines with the dread of sea level rise? We keep treating high school and college as two separate entities, but ultimately, they service the same people, and there needs to be more conversation about what this mess of grades is doing to them.

For now, a modest proposal: Consider the essay that comes in with a promising central idea but lacks support from a few critical moments of the text. It makes a smart but abrupt transition and closes with an interesting connection, a trifle undercooked. With another assiduous go-round, it might become something amazing. But please don’t give this draft an A-minus, the grade that puts so much potential to an early, convenient death. Instead, think of the produce of this student’s deletions and insertions, the music as he riffles through those pages he’ll annotate better next time, the reflective potential of a revision. Grading offers a singular place to teach such lessons of resilience. Instead, consider the B-plus.

This means nothing if done alone. But if we’re really going to be teachers, it’s high time to tighten the belt.

Tim Donahue teaches high school English at Greenwich Country Day School in Connecticut. He writes about education and climate change.

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Opinion Your kid has a B average in school. Do you know what that really means?

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As the first report cards of the school year arrive, parents should ask questions and schools need to respond. What does an A or B mean? What are grades even for?

Agreeing what grades represent is critical to getting kids the help they need as they try to catch up following the pandemic.

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Grades K-12 have been puffing up for years . In some schools, pressure to juice college applications is to blame. Others might inflate grades so as not to discourage struggling students. Yet for all their flaws, grades are still the most regular indicator that parents and kids get of academic performance.

Now two new studies suggest that covid-19 cranked up the helium — that grades might be giving a false sense of how students are doing. Deceiving families about whether children need help during the window when interventions would do the most good is not kindness. This is no “victimless crime,” says Tim Daly, chief executive of EdNavigator, one of the nonprofits involved in the research.

The first study looked at 10 years’ worth of grades and test scores from middle and high schools in Washington. The researchers — Dan Goldhaber, who runs the Center for Education Data and Research at the University of Washington, and Maia Goodman Young, a PhD candidate at the university — report a concerning trend.

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Before the pandemic, grades and scores rose roughly in step. Afterward, not so much. During covid-19 disruptions, state officials encouraged more generous grading, and average marks rose, for example, from B’s to A’s in all subjects. As restrictions eased, grades returned to pre-pandemic levels. Test scores, though, were below pre-pandemic norms . Did a B pre- and post-pandemic mean that students had mastered the same material? Goldhaber and Goodman Young have their doubts.

In a second study two school districts — anonymized to protect students’ privacy — turned over their grades, test scores and data on chronic absenteeism from 2017 through 2022. This research noted something odd too.

By 2022, the schools had many more students than in 2019 who were both absent for 18 days or more each year and who were scoring below par for their age on state tests. Yet more of these struggling students were earning B averages or better in their core classes. This investigation was done by Learning Heroes, EdNavigator and another nonprofit, the New Teacher Project.

Covid-19 policies varied between states and school systems. And standardized tests have well known limitations . Still, the divergence between grades and test scores that these two studies flag are a warning: Parents and school systems need some accurate measurement of student learning.

“If any of us went to the doctor and had an MRI and it gave a false reading, we would be up in arms,” New Teacher Project chief executive Tequilla Brownie told me. “Yet we’re kind of ambivalent about the fact as a nation that we’re giving false data to parents.”

Part of the problem is a mismatch between how different kinds of education data are collected and delivered. Parents see children’s grades regularly; states can be slow to analyze trends or might not release them. By contrast, standardized test results are published and searchable, but these snapshots are less frequent.

Making grades meaningful is especially important now. Many post-pandemic academic recovery programs require families to opt in, which too few are doing. A Brookings Institution survey found that just about a quarter of parents are sending a child to summer school or tutoring or were interested in these. Less than 40 percent of students getting C’s or worse were participating.

Missing out on catch-up assistance has real costs down the line. The City University of New York reported that nearly half of its freshmen who had been educated in the city’s public schools needed remedial classes to tackle undergraduate work in the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year. At a cost of $210 per credit , these students were paying for help they might have gotten free earlier.

On a policy level, gaps in evidence about kids’ lagging performance might lead to misguided support for one program over another. For instance, prioritizing student mental health by adopting a four-day school week might make sense if kids are truly achieving at high levels. If they’re not, less teaching could compound an unfolding educational disaster.

One place to course-correct would be for principals and superintendents to explain what grades mean at the start of the school year. If students can’t be scored below 50 percent on an assignment or in a course, parents should know that . Schools could also give parents a benchmark for what their kids bring home, such as how last year’s ninth-graders performed in algebra or European history. If schools don’t offer that sort of data, parents need to ask for it.

And schools shouldn’t feel like they have to massage the numbers. According to Bibb Hubbard , president of Learning Heroes, surveys show parents overwhelmingly want “complete, honest, truthful information” about their child’s academics, “even if it is bad news.”

It can also help if report cards to put grades in context. Schools could publish the whole distribution in each course, or color-code grades to show whether they place a student in the top, middle or bottom third of their class. A B-minus in chemistry might be a warning sign rather than cause for relief if it means a child is in the bottom 10 percent of their peers.

Students deserve the truth. It’s not caring to conceal what a child doesn’t know until they’re floundering in college or unable to meet the demands of their first job. The kindest thing adults can do is to have tough conversations with kids about what they are learning — and what they’re not.

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Bryan Bresee's midseason grade ranks high among 2023 first-round draft picks

Posted: November 8, 2023 | Last updated: November 8, 2023

This is good to see. Draft Wire’s Jeff Risdon shared his midseason grades for every rookie picked in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft, and he’s got a positive review for New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Bryan Bresee.

Based off the first-year pro’s work so far, Risdon graded Bresee with a B, writing that:

“Bresee brings a lot of energy and activity to the Saints defensive front, though it’s not always pointed in the right direction. The pass rushing has been solid and ever-improving. If he learns to stay disciplined in the run game, Bresee is going to be a very useful player for a long time.”

Better harnessing that energy is something Allen has talked about with Bresee — emphasizing that the rookie needs to maintain a lower pad level and hold up stronger in run defense. Too often he gets moved off the line of scrimmage or pushed aside to open a running lane. But when Bresee is given the green light to get after the passer, he does a great job, and that’s largely why the Saints drafted him.

Just look at his stat line going into Week 10: 11 tackles (7 solo, 3 tackles for loss), 17 pressures (at Pro Football Focus) and 1.5 sacks, plus 5 passes defensed, which are the second-most by a rookie defensive lineman in Saints franchise history . Bresee is impacting passing plays even when he isn’t getting home to the quarterback.

He’s been exactly as impactful a defender as the Saints expected when they called his name on draft day. Let’s see if Bresee can keep this momentum going into the second half of his rookie season.

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Jacksonville adds a former second-round pick on the offensive line.

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The 6-2 Jacksonville Jaguars are adding help on the offensive line at the NFL trade deadline, as they have acquired Ezra Cleveland from the Minnesota Vikings  for a 2024 sixth-round pick. 

Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson was on "The Pat McAfee Show" when the trade was first reported, and he called Cleveland a "starting-type guard" who solidifies their talented offensive line. In Jacksonville, Cleveland is reunited with offensive line coach Phil Rauscher, who spent two seasons with Cleveland in Minnesota. 

Cleveland was selected by the Vikings with the No. 58 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Boise State. He has started in 49 of 53 games played over four NFL seasons, and has a 73.8 PFF grade this year, along with just one sack allowed. Cleveland is on an expiring deal, and was viewed as a trade candidate in the weeks leading up to the deadline. 

Let's attempt to grade this trade:

Jaguars: A-

Cleveland was arguably the top guard on the "trade market," and he aids Jacksonville's goal of keeping Trevor Lawrence upright. The former second-round pick has played both left and right guard, and figures to fit in on the interior down south as well. However, some believe Cleveland could be a tackle, which is a decision Jacksonville will have to make in the future. Either way, the Jaguars land a legitimate starter on the offensive line that possesses versatility for at least this season. 

It felt like Cleveland was on his way out of Minnesota with his expiring deal and with Dalton Risner having already filled his spot on the line. Cleveland is worth more than a sixth-round pick, but it appears the Vikings weren't going to go above and beyond to keep him in the fold next offseason. 

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