I’m going into eighth grade and freaking out because I’m
horrible in school. I want to be smart and try my best, but I always get bad
grades. Do you have any tips on how to stay focused?
Dear School Stuck,
You can make the
new school year your best yet. Sit toward the front, speak up in class, stay on
top of assignments and strive to excel in at least one subject (English?
Science? Art?). It sounds like you need a new strategy this year. Maybe your
parents can hire a college kid as a “homework helper”? Do you need an adult
math or language tutor? Or extra time with a teacher? Might you have a learning
issue like ADD? Can you study in a library or set up a work space at home with
a bright light and inviting desk? Invest in pens, highlighters and supplies,
and kick off the new school year with a winning attitude. Instead of dreading
the first day, plan ahead and make this your turnaround year.
BY CAROL WESTON ON 8/24/2012 5:11:00 PM
POSTED IN bust school stress, Help! I'm failing, boost your grades, smart girl secrets, get all A's this year, have the best school year ever, advice from Carol Weston