5 ways to get better marks at University

We all want to do well in school. Whether it be to please our family, to get a good job, or just doing it to feel good about yourself, getting good grades relies solely on hard work. Following a few of these tips will help ensure your marks are on par!

 

1. RE – READ ALL OF YOUR NOTES

At least twice a week, go over what you learnt in a particular class. Re write, google, and ask your teacher/friends about anything you’re not sure of. You don’t want to leave it too late, and be on another topic by the next week. Uh oh, you’re already behind!

2. GO TO STUDY CLASSES/SESSIONS
At my university, we had hour sessions called PASS that were provided by the University free of charge. A student who had excelled in the subject would run these sessions once a week, and go over all the content again. This was especially helpful for me when I didn’t understand something.

If your University doesn’t have these sorts of sessions available, start one! In this day and age, you can find anybody on facebook, or even try a social university page!

3. MAKE FRIENDS WITH MOTIVATED PEOPLE
You know those pass subjects I mentioned above? PERFECT place to make new friends. One of the only reasons I passed one of my subjects was because of this great girl who was super organised, motivated, and was always happy to help me. We even studied together when I never thought I would.

4. SPEAK UP IN CLASS
Chat with your tutor. Say thank you. Ask lots of questions, and sit up the front. If the teacher recognises you, and knows you, they will be much more willing to give you help. And you never know, they may be marking papers, see your name, and try to find that extra mark to give you

5. STAY ON TOP OF HOMEWORK
This one is pretty obvious. When you get a new assignment, start planning. You don’t have to start writing that day, but perhaps start some research. Look up relevant topics in your textbooks or make up a template. You will feel much more organised and motivated to then finish the assignment earlier, and to a better standard.

Do you have any tips on getting better grades? Leave them below!

And good luck!

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