Resolve to get better grades this year.

  • Posted on: 7 January 2015
  • By: Johanna

Happy New Year!

Even though for most students September has a feeling of a new start to the year, January is a good time to make resolutions for improving at school too.

Like all resolutions, small achievable goals that turn into habits are easiest to keep, and offer the best return for improvement. Resolve to get organized, get a good agenda to keep assignment due dates organized. Set aside a specific time to do home work daily. Add studying or practicing to your regular schedule, just like you would sports games or music lessons.

A great resolution for teens is setting a bed time. Getting enough sleep helps so much with focus and information retention. My daughter sets an alarm in her phone to go off each evening to reminder her it's time to get ready for bed.

Maybe resolve to read for fun more, or do something else fun that increases your knowledge, such as card games, cross words or solving Sudoku puzzles.

These are just suggestions. Pick one thing that works for you, either as a student, or as a parent to do with your child, and make it a habit. Once it becomes part of your routine, it's no longer a resolution, but just part of your life.

Don't forget to ask a tutor for suggestions as well. Most tutors are very passionate about the subjects they tutor, and have lots of ideas and resources to help find the joy in a subject.

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