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Grades Slipping - April 30th 2010, 11:58 PM

My grades are low. I don't seem to have motivation to do my work. I dont hate homework, I just... Dont like it. I'm in an advanced math class. I find that hard on its own, however, now we're doing pre-calc. Im in Advanced Geometry. I can't get transported to a lower math class. Finals are soon, and grades close next week. I failed 5 tests in the last week, and my teacher isn't friendly enough to ask for help. I only have one friend who can help, but she doesn't really grasp it either. Most people in my class are unhappy with way the teacher teaches, but a lot of them are passing. I have a VERY low grade in this class. My other classes? I'm not doing amazingly in those either.
If I get my grades up, they seem to only stay up for a little while. I find it hard to pay attention in class, or even to things I'd pay attention to normally.
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Re: Grades Slipping - May 1st 2010, 02:04 AM

make a schudule of when you do hw, and when you fun things. and stick to it.


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Re: Grades Slipping - May 1st 2010, 02:14 AM

It sounds like what you're struggling with may be more than just having difficulty paying attention. If you can, try talking to a school psychologist or school counselor and let them know what you've been feeling/dealing with, They may be able to figure out what's making it so hard to pay attention and how you can get back on track. They will also be able to talk to your teachers about how to handle missed work/grades.
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Re: Grades Slipping - May 7th 2010, 12:38 AM

If there is multiple teachers for that subject, maybe you can seek help by another teacher? It's worth a shot. Then you also get more then one person explaining it.



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Re: Grades Slipping - May 7th 2010, 05:36 PM

If you speak to your form tutor or a teacher of high power, then often they can designate you a 'mentor' who is a teacher that will work through schedules, and revision ideas that help you to focus. Just talk to a teacher you trust, and ask for some extra help - they won't laugh, it's a school, they are employed to help you =]


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