Does your report card need a last-minute boost before it
goes home to Mom and Dad? Try our best tips ‘n’ tricks to totally stellar
Go to your teacher and go over old tests
Your teacher can help you understand what you missed. If it was an essay-type test, ask your
teacher to go over her comments. Don’t be afraid to ask questions like, “What
could I have done here to get full marks?” If you’re misunderstanding an
important concept, ask her to go over with you again. If you the test was of
the multiple choice or true-false variety, go over the ones you got wrong and
ask questions until you really truly
understand the correct answer.
Create a study schedule and stick to it
Create a schedule two weeks before your next big test. Set
aside 30 minutes to an hour devoted to studying each day, or break the
materials you’ll be tested on into sections and divide it accordingly. Three
days before your test, begin reviewing all of the material. By the time the test comes around, you
won’t need to do the last minute late night cramming sesh and you can get a
good night’s rest.
Make a game out of studying with a bestie
Grab your bestie, pull out the study guide for your test and
have each of you make up 10 to 20 questions. Write them on index cards with the
question on one side and the answer on the back. Quiz each other and use
chocolate or candy to reward the girl who gets the most correct.
Do any extra credit possible
We’ll let you in on a li’l secret: Your teachers really
don’t want to fail you. Most will offer a few extra credit opportunities toward
the end of the year to let eager students boost their final grade. Take total
advantage of any opportunity you’re
given. A presentation in front of your history class? Pop a tricorn on your
head and study up on the American Revolution, babe!
Reward yourself after you study
Giving yourself breaks for every section or chapter you
study will encourage you to work quickly and thoroughly. Reward yourself with
your fave snack or sweet and a short break. This will help alleviate stress and
give your mind a rest, too.
BY MADELEINE BROWN ON 4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN school, studying secrets, boost your grades, smart girl secrets