school can be meh, but grades are key

So it’s the end of the school year. Finally. The trees turn green, classrooms go from ice-cold to crazy hot. But as the final days slip by, you stop paying attention. Homework doesn’t seem as important. And you failed that math test, but it’s fine. You had a B in the class anyway…

Until you look at your grades and your B has turned into a D.

The end of the year is the hardest time to keep up the stamina, even though it’s the most important time of the year. This is when your teachers try to jam pack anything and everything you need to know before the final exams. So slipping behind isn’t an option.

The solution?

Well, there are a few.

Firstly, keep trying just as hard. Yes, school can get boring, but (high school especially) it’s still important. Write in your planner, do your homework, study for tests. Try to balance out school and fun. For example, reward yourself after a thirty minute study session with thirty minutes of video games. Give a little, take a little.

Strike a deal and aim high. If you want to achieve a B or higher on one of your final exams, make a deal with a family member so they can keep you accountable. If you get the grade, then you can take a family outing or have a family game night. And if you don’t score high enough, then you have to do something for that family member, like do the dishes for a night or mow the lawn.

I know it’s really hard trying to keep yourself motivated, but keep your chin up. School is ending soon: summer is coming! Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to retake a class over the summer?

By Jamie Anderson

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