Five tips to become a straight A student

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It’s almost that time of the year again – back to school.

Why not get back with a plan in place that could help you become a straight A student.

Follow these handy tips:

Get/stay organised:

It’s all about multitasking, and you can easily get overwhelmed with due dates, team meetings, and other demands on your time.

To be organised, use a planner system like a diary or calendar and get in the habit of using it.

Keep homework, tests, and class papers in a central location. Don’t just throw old homework assignments or tests in the back of the car or the floor of your dorm room.

Use your time wisely:

Tackle harder work first. Yes, tackle the harder stuff first so that you are sure to have enough time to complete it.

You’ll feel a greater sense of accomplishment completing the work in this order.

Take breaks as a reward for work. You’ll also be more refreshed to tackle the next bit of work after a break.

Break larger projects into smaller, easy-to-accomplish pieces.

Become “Noteworthy”:

Attending all classes and take notes.

These notes are vital clues to what the teacher thinks is the most important material for you to learn.

Learn how to better use them to your advantage.

The key for you will be to get the most important details down so that you can refer back to them when you need them.

Be an active listener in class:

Listen attentively and actively and ask for clarification when you need it and provide feedback appropriately.


Breaking your studying into shorter periods of time will make less of a chore and give your mind time to absorb the material before moving on.

Develop and practice good study habits.

Make it a habit and it will become second nature to you. Know how you best study, learn material.

Some people need complete silence to concentrate while others like a little noise. Find what works for you and stick with it. Study with friends to gain support, but… don’t turn it into a social event.

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