Helpful Hints for Success
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Helpful Hints from Your Alexander High Administrative team

What you Need to Do RIGHT NOW!
  • Start doing your work!
  • Go to TUTORING. See your teacher!
  • Focus!
  • Make your academics a PRIORITY!
  • Ask your teacher for a grade printout so you can see what you are missing or Ask the teacher to show you in his gradebook what you are missing
  • Ask for Help (if you are embarrassed, ask after class)
  • Ask for Makeup Work Now and for Thanksgiving Break
  • Ask to retake Quizzes or Tests that you failed
  • Do not be a discipline problem! (Stop talking)
  • Come to school everyday!
  • Get to class on time!
  • Be Prepared! (Pencil, Paper, Pen, Notebook, Homework, Classwork, etc.)
  • Get off your cell phone! (STOP TEXTING!)
  • Stop writing notes to your girlfriend or boyfriend!
  • Do all of your classwork!
  • Do all of your homework!
  • Ask questions if you do not understand!
  • Study! {For each Academic Core Class or Foreign Language study at least 20-30 minutes a night} [If you are failing four academic classes, you need to spend 1 hour and 20 minutes to 2 hours a night studying. 3 Classes 1 hr. to 1 hr. 30 minutes. 2 Classes 40 minutes to 1 hr.]
  • Take time for and prepare for your tests and quizzes.



Ways to Study

  • Notecards
  • Rewrite your Notes
  • Read over your Notes
  • Make yourself a test (Multiple Choice)
  • Read your textbook
  • Ask your parents/family/friends to quiz you
  • Study at a specific time every night
  • Use mnemonics to learn things (PEMDAS - Please eexcuse my dear aunt sally)
  • Create your own Graphic Organizer
  • Set your own personal Academic Goals



Bottom Line is YOU have to want to do BETTER! I have tried to list as many things that I can think of for you to improve your grades. Focus and Make it Happen!