Academic SOS: how to get back up to a passing grade

I am failing my math class AND my English class. If I don’t get my grades up my parents will kill me! Please help!

It’s not too late to turn your grades around! I know that we’re reaching the end of the semester, but we still have a few weeks to go. If my calendar is right, we have three 

The first step is to prioritize your school work! Your social life will probably take a hit but if you want to get back to C level you will need to buckle down. Homework and assignments must come first and they must be done to the best of your ability in order to bring that grade up.

If you’re struggling with the content instead of just getting it done, you can go to tutoring after school (Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30). They are there to help you in your classes and provide resources for you. However, if transportation is an issue for you (by the way, did you know we have a late bus now?), then you should talk with your teachers and see if they’ll meet with you at lunch. They care about you and your grades and so they will do their best to support you.

If you are missing any assignments get them in as soon as possible and remember partial credit is better than no credit!  Those might be what’s tanking your grade. A 0 in the grade book is crippling and, by even just getting it turned in and getting 10%, you’re already boosting your grade that much more. Get those missings turned in and out of the way and just watch your grade climb.

Also don’t forget about the 80/20 policy. If you absolutely can’t keep up with the homework, make sure to focus on you assessments and quizzes because those will have the biggest impact on your grade! If you can get a 100% on every test, your grade is already at a B. Get some good grades on the next assessments and you might just be able to pull yourself up to a passing grade. Study for them and do your best.

You can do it, I know you can. Just breathe, remind yourself that it is A-OKAY and use these next couple weeks to get your grades up and steady before finals! Good luck!