Improving your grades is a process that besides learning and сramming involves considering multiple factors. To not miss any of them, keep in mind that the whole system can be broken down into 3 main branches: physiological, communicational and educational.

Physiological factors

1. KEEP THE AIR FRESH

Stale air is a key physiological factor that your body will always take into account as top priority. And needles to say it has a strong relation to your intellectual productivity. To decrease chances of thinking struggles, the best thing you can do for yourself is to get yourself a special sensor that measures the level of CO2 in the air. Basically, this device beeps or twinkles with red color once you need to ventilate your room. It is cheap and it will serve you as a reliable tool that will not only precisely measure the purity of the air around you, but will also motivate you to use it on a regular basis and as a result – always go for your grades freshly.    

2. STAY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE

Being physically inactive will minimize your chances to store, process and use any information. It is completely fine if you don’t want to have anything to do with sport or fitness. But for your own thinking benefit you have to use a couple hours of your time on any sort of physical activity. Otherwise the index of your concentration will slip and your brain will get old faster.    

3. EAT HEALTHY AND HAVE PLENTY OF SLEEP

Having a healthy diet and plenty of sleep will make a positive impact on your cognitive functions. That way you will decrease chances to become moody, aggressive and conservative in terms of your intelligence. It will reflect in a positive state of mind, better concentration and abilities to cope with academic challenges with a lot less emotional expenses.  

Communication with Teachers

4. DO NOT MAKE ENEMIES WITH TEACHERS

Getting a bad reputation among teachers is the #1 mistake that you want to avoid in your educational journey. Getting into a non-friendly and especially scandalous relationship with your teacher will force that person to make you hate his/her discipline by not only decreasing your grades, but also giving you additional tasks. It will make the process of completing your homework unbearable for that subject. It will also tempt you to despise the other disciplines.   

5. OCCASIONALLY ASK YOUR TEACHERS FOR EXTRA HOMEWORK

In many cases asking teachers for additional yet much simpler tasks can help you a lot not only in terms of your academic improvements, but also in terms of your relationships with teachers. Of course, that way you will have more homework to do. But at the same time, at some point you will get it deeper than the rest of your classmates. Which eventually makes it all much easier, exciting and most importantly – helpful for you.  

6. FIND ALTERNATIVE TEACHERS IN ANYONE

Never hesitate to find better explainers of the subject among anyone (friends, relatives, colleagues, friends of those people, etc.) You don’t have to be a professional teacher to navigate someone in educational material, so use your connections to the maximum. But be wise about your communicational timing. If you approach your potential teacher when she/he is not in the mood, or busy with something you will risk losing that person’s desire to help you.  

Educational factors

7. DO NOT STOP STUDYING 

The most innocent thing you can do to decrease your productivity and worsen your grades is to skip your class or abandon your homework. This additional break has high risks to ruin your “educational storyline” of whichever discipline it happens to be. The whole subject will start to make far less sense, which will lead to the complete lack of interests it might’ve had for. And as a result, your grades will certainly not improve themselves.  

8. PRIORITIZE YOUR DISCIPLINES

Prioritization will prevent you from directing your intellectual efforts into wrong directions. To get a better perception of the world the natural subjects (physics, chemistry, biology, zoology, medicine, computer science, mathematics) should always go in front of humanitarian subjects (linguistics, literature, culturology, psychology, philology, philosophy, religious studies). Of course, you can always change these “settings” to your personal preferences. But you should not change them all the time. The goal is to decide which part of homework you always have to do, and which part of it you can allow yourself to be undone when you are out of time.  

9. SIT IN FRONT ROW DURING THE CLASSES

Sitting in the front row will create a better connection and enable you to hear the teacher clearly. You will also be less likely to talk to your friends who sit next to you. All of these factors will predispose you to a successful and productive grade improving process. Plus, that way you create better chances to get remembered by your teacher, which can help you a lot during exams.  

10. SIT IN FRONT ROWS DURING THE EXAMS

Sitting in the front rows during the exams gives you great chances to succeed. Since in this case, not only you can more easily interact with a teacher who may give you a hint to the solution of your task, but that way you will also attract less suspicious attention, which will allow you to look up the formulas or see the correct answer yourself.