As students grow as both scholars and individuals, mistakes are made and learned from. Mistakes help realize the truth to what is easier and what one should not do. These mistakes provide tactical strategies that can be utilized in school to receive better grades and more practical ways of spending time wisely.
The difference between students who procrastinate and students who thrive are very different and are proven correct by their outcomes. Procrastination is one of the main issues that students have in school and overall. Most students will not begin their homework or assignments the day it is assigned and instead choose to do their work no more than three days before the due date. This can be detrimental because all students are doing is the work and not comprehending the concepts being reviewed in the homework.
A few ways of preventing procrastination is having a different mindset while you are working. Having a fixed mindset, which is the mindset of only sticking to one plan or one way of doing something will not be helpful to students. Instead, having a growth mindset, which is opening one’s mind to doing certain tasks will be beneficial. For example, instead of thinking “I could do it later”, change your mindset to “I can finish this today and I will have time to do other things later”.
This tactic has helped many people including Karen P. who states how important having a growth mindset has helped her with her studies. “Having a growth mindset helped me think more positively about myself and my abilities. By having a growth mindset I was able to get good grades because I knew I would be able to improve my grades if I believed in myself.” She is a scholar who attends Grover Cleveland Charter High School.
Jonathan S., another student that attends Grover Cleveland Charter High School states, “Listening to soft music while doing my homework helps me.” All students have different music taste, but music preferences are part of the many helpful tips when striving for good grades. There are many different ways to help keep your mind focused on homework or studies. Listening to different music has helped many people focus, mostly soft and instrumental beats. For many, listening to lyrical music does not help studying since people tend to sing along, so avoiding this will be more advantageous.
Another student, Serena B., says, “I preview and review course material to ensure that I have a clear understanding of what is being covered.” In order to get good grades, do well in school, and basically do well in anything, one should be able to understand what they are learning, and enjoy what they are being taught. If someone likes and enjoys the topic of what they are learning, they will not dread having to learn.
If you use different useful tactics for studying, such as studying without distractions and studying in preferred areas, it can improve your grades and help you finish work faster.