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1 Making the Grade Getting Better Grades in School

2 My Challenge To get a least a 81% overall average this semester. To get a least a 81% overall average this semester. I want to get this average because I want to be on the honour roll. I want to get this average because I want to be on the honour roll. I also know that I need good grades in high school to get into university. I also know that I need good grades in high school to get into university.

3 How I will Achieve my Challenge I will study hard for my exams. I will study hard for my exams. I will work hard on my assignments to make sure they are done well. I will work hard on my assignments to make sure they are done well. I will not leave my homework to the last minute. I will do my homework right away. I will not leave my homework to the last minute. I will do my homework right away. I will get a good nights sleep so that I am able to pay attention in class. I will get a good nights sleep so that I am able to pay attention in class. I will take lots of notes. I will take lots of notes.

4 Focus question #1 What are the benefits of this challenge? I could go to university. I could go to university. I can get a better job. I can get a better job. I can make more money. I can make more money. I can gain some self confidence. I can gain some self confidence. I can make the honour roll. I can make the honour roll.

5 Focus question #2 What qualities help us face challenges successfully? Having confidence Having confidence Having humility( being humble) Having humility( being humble) Working hard (exceeding expectations) Working hard (exceeding expectations) Staying focused Staying focused Perseverance (working through times even when it is hard) Perseverance (working through times even when it is hard)

6 Steps for Better Grades 1.Attend all of your classes 2.Know your teachers 3.Get/stay organized 4.Use your time wisely 5.Take good notes 6.Use textbooks 7.Follow the rules of writing 8.Study 9.Be a good test-taker 10. Have good verbal skills.

7 Tips for Success Preparation Preparation Attitude Attitude Sleep Sleep Classroom seating Classroom seating Avoiding distractions Avoiding distractions

8 Non-Fiction Text How To Get Good Grades by Linda OBrien Know what kind of student you are Know what kind of student you are Believe in yourself Believe in yourself Be organized Be organized Manage your time well Manage your time well Success in the classroom Success in the classroom Take good notes Take good notes Study smart Study smart Test-taking strategies Test-taking strategies Get help when you need it Get help when you need it

9 Websites Quintessential Careers er_grades.html er_grades.html School for Champions champions.com/grades.htm champions.com/grades.htm

10 Importance of Good Grades Making good grades is essential to keeping all of the doors of opportunity open. Making good grades is essential to keeping all of the doors of opportunity open. By making good grades you show that you have mastered the material. By making good grades you show that you have mastered the material. Doing your best in every activity, including academics is a sign of strong character. Doing your best in every activity, including academics is a sign of strong character. In many school systems you are not eligible to participate in extracurricular activities if you do not have good grades. In many school systems you are not eligible to participate in extracurricular activities if you do not have good grades.

11 Importance of Good Grades Continued Good grades can have rewarding effects on students. At the end of the school year some schools award students with good grades awards or trophies. Good grades can have rewarding effects on students. At the end of the school year some schools award students with good grades awards or trophies. Students who get good grades are less likely to engage in destructive behaviours like smoking or doing drugs. Students who get good grades are less likely to engage in destructive behaviours like smoking or doing drugs.

12 Evidence I Overcame My Challenge My evidence is that I will get a good mark on this assignment. My evidence is that I will get a good mark on this assignment. I will have at least an 81% overall average for this semester. I will have at least an 81% overall average for this semester. I will make the honour roll at the end of the semester I will make the honour roll at the end of the semester


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