During the middle of the term, it can be hard to get out of trouble with grades, because you have too many things to make up, or you have got too far behind. Lucky for you, it is now the second term at our school and it is a chance to start over and have a fresh start. If you got too far behind last term, this is the term where you have a chance to do better, and accomplish more. Trying your best in classes and trying to get good grades will be good for you all through your life. According to Ms. Pina, an English teacher, you should try to get good grades because for ninth graders, grades count for college. As for everyone else, getting good grades gives you a sense of accomplishment and you are already in school, so you might as well try!
A new term can be good for many different reasons. Mr. Krebs, a math teacher, says, “I look forward to a new term because it is a new beginning for students. If they were not successful or maybe a bit on the lazy side the 1st term, they can take the necessary steps to be successful the next term.” According to Hannah Henage, a ninth grader at our school, the new term is a chance to start over and, “there is no end of term pressure!” Ms, Pina agrees because she also thinks it is a chance to start over. She also looks forward to the new term because she likes to start a new unit.
There are plenty of tips and tricks to getting good grades and some students and teachers have given us some advice. Hannah thinks that the trick to getting good grades is “paying attention in class!” This is how Ms. Pina says to get good grades: try your hardest, do your homework and do the best that you can in class. Mr. Krebs says, “Never give up, keep trying, work hard, find a way to be successful. A lot of people are not successful at first in their work, but the ones who are successful find a way. They keep on trying different things and ways to accomplish what they want to do.” He also mentions that getting good grades is important because “it means you are practicing good work habits that will follow you throughout your life. It helps you feel success and you feel better about yourself. If helps you if you are going to go to college, maybe even a scholarship will be offered to you. It helps you when you seek employment after High School or college.”
If you are struggling is a class, here are some suggestions. Ms. Pina says, “If you are struggling, go talk to a teacher! That is what they are there for and they want to help you!” She also mentions that you should pay attention to your study habits and see what you could do better in. Mr. Krebs says if you are struggling, you should seek help. He continues by saying, “They can always go to the teacher for help. If they are not comfortable going to the teacher, find someone else who can help them, maybe a friend or family member. According to Hannah, if you are struggling, you should reorganize, try your best and talk to a teacher.
It is always good to try and get good grades, so make a goal for yourself to improve! With a new term here, now is the chance to do better. Like Mr. Krebs says, “Never give up, keep trying, work hard, find a way to be successful!”