Are you feeling stressed by the end of the school year? Do you need a little extra encouragement to keep yourself going through June? Here are five simple tips to keep your grades (and your confidence!) up this Spring:
Manage your time. Designate a specified time frame to do homework each day, and during that time, don't get distracted with other things. You will get more meaningful work accomplished by focusing your complete attention on it for a short time rather than allowing more time but including distractions.
Talk to your teachers. If you have a clear understanding of what your teachers are looking for, you will be a step ahead. For middle school and high school, there is generally time during the day or after school when your teachers will be available for extra help. If you need more help, work with a tutor.
Use a study guide and study with a friend or two. You can't tell if you really know and understand the material until someone tests you on it. If you explain the material to someone else, you can see what you really understand well. Skype and Face time can help you get together easily with your friends, even if you don't have time to meet up in person.
Exercise every day. Exercise is good for the brain; it helps you focus and stay alert.
Get enough sleep. Most teenagers need at least 8 hours of sleep per night to work to their best potential.