Talk to your teacher about extra credit.
Talk to them about taking on an extra assignment that would help raise your grade. Extra credit might entail doing something like participating in a science fair, writing an extra essay, or giving a presentation to the class.
A 4.0 is an entire point higher than the national average GPA. In general, a 4.0 is the ideal GPA, as it means you’ve worked hard to achieve A’s in all of your classes. In the case of unweighted GPAs, a 4.0 is as good as it gets.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was most famous for developing the general theory of relativity. He was both student and professor of physics at Zurich and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921.
C – this is a grade that rests right in the middle. C is anywhere between 70% and 79% D – this is still a passing grade, and it’s between 59% and 69% F – this is a failing grade.
Don’t kid yourself: C is a bad grade, and D is even worse. Most students in college are getting A’s and B’s (at many schools the average grade-point average is between B and B+). So if your quizzes and tests are coming back with C’s and D’s, be aware that you are learning virtually nothing in the courses you’re taking.
Tips on pacing your studying:
The recommended amount of time to spend on your studies is 2-3 hours per credit per week (4 hours per credit per week for Math classes), right from week 1. For example, for a 3-unit course, this means 6-9 hours devoted to studying per week.
At most high schools, this means that the highest GPA you can get is a 5.0. A 4.5 GPA indicates that you’re in very good shape for college. You’re most likely in high level classes earning As and high Bs. 99.68% of schools have an average GPA below a 4.5.
Is a 1.0 GPA Good? Considering the US national average GPA is a 3.0, a 1.0 is far below average. Generally, a 1.0 is considered a dismal GPA. Raising a 1.0 GPA to an acceptable number is extremely difficult, but possible with diligence and determination.
|94 – 100||A|
|90 – 93||A-|
|87 – 89||B+|
|83 – 86||B|
Bad Study Habit #1: Procrastination
But they don’t get busy studying. Instead, they clean their homes, cook for the first time in months, or worse, spend all day on Facebook or sleeping. In other words, they’re procrastinating. It’s very common and very easy to understand.
|Letter Grade||Percentage Range||Mid-Range|
|A+||90% to 100%||95%|
|A||80% to 89%||85%|
|B+||75% to 79%||77.5%|
|B||70% to 74%||72.5%|
1. Jack Andraka, 16, Maryland, USA.
Brilliant students are not born differently, they just adapt to some techniques that help them understand and retain information in an easy manner. This is why they are able to study for longer hours, learn things quickly and score well in tests.