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  1. #1 Secrets to striaght A's? 
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    Hey guys I'm moving on to my final year in high school and that's when universities really consider your academic average. I'm wondering what are some tips you older people can give me to achieve straight A's, I'm looking for 95+. The past years I didn't really put in that much effort but I am motivated/dedicated for grade 12. So if any of you guys can give me some tips/advice it'll be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot guys.


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    I think the key is just be consistent with your studies but there are many other ways that affect how your grades will change. You should be extra attentive in class, because usually towards the end of the grades your teachers tend to give you hints and extra tips that most attentive students will keep down, whereas the sloppy ones will just miss. Also its very important how you organize your notes, it doesn't matter whether you list them mind map them, brain storm them, point form whatever, but effective note taking and making is essential for tests and exams. You should also make a study plan, or schedule and just be consistent with your plans no matter what events or things that distract you come up(unless its like a funeral or something). while studying hard its important you take good breaks, maybe 15min break every 4~5 hours of revision. I think you should be spending at least 9~10 if not more revising. but if you make good notes and be efficient with your time then 6~7 will do enough.


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    Appreciate the tips man. What about those courses such as english? I could never seem to get a really HIGH mark in that class. What tips would you have for that class. Some people say read more books, but I doubt its just that?
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    Actually books, well you should have been reading them alot consistently throughout primary and lower high school years. BUT when you get to higher years in high school life, reading is not entirely helpful, well rather you wont have time to read, the books they give you to study and analyze in english class is enough, you cant spend more time reading extra if you know what i mean. Yes you could read the book they give you to study more, over and over. But extra reading, well certainly its better than not reading, instead its better off to learn new words everyday say 10~20. If you are doing english literature, unless you are doing really really bad, just continuous revision with notes from your eng. classes and if urgent sparknotes and stuff like that would be helpful. But you see english isn't like maths and physics(well at least at the high school level), where you just sit for extra classes and take tuitions and expect your grades to SUDDENLY rise. it requires yet another use of the word " consistency". This is what i do, when i feel like i am lacking in english, (and yes i am lacking in english) i usually at home spend writing about say " analysis on Gatsby and his effect on the novel", and get it checked out by my english teacher separately(this is outside class work, im not doing it cause the teacher asked me to, rather i am doing it myself to improve) this way the teacher will know that you are actually trying, and he/she would be more than happy to correct your mistakes, then you take notes from your mistakes and carry on until you feel that you have imported and so on and on. Another thing you could do is instead of reading long novels, read articles on the net EVERYDAY like cnn, times, bbc etc... surely there will be a section that will interest you.

    there are a number of ways but really this is basically what i have in mind.
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