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Looking back on what you’ve done

Keeping an eye on your own progress can tell you much more than any report made by a teacher. This will help you see where you are having difficulty so that you can deal with it before it gets worse!

Try grading yourself (A, B, C, or whatever) on one or more of the following:

  • The grade or marks I obtained
  • My level of effort
  • The growth of my knowledge
  • My level of understanding

Keep a record of your own grading. It will help you plan your progress and allow you to set targets.

Where do you succeed?
Where do you fail?
What are you going to do about it?

You could also plot your marks on a graph with marks on the vertical axis and school week (1 to 40 or so) on the horizontal axis. You will then see immediately if you are heading up, down or staying the same.


Turn it into a challenge and use every opportunity to put it right! Only small changes in effort or attitude are required to move between grades – preferably upward!!

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  • Bharath October 11, 2013, 6:01 am

    Many students they don’t understand the lectures of their trainer. Especially kids. So the parents can conduct a sample quiz in their free timings and it is better to teach in students understandable format. I have a better example for this. My sister is studying 8th standard. She is very good in few subjects like english and maths. I used to teach her in understandable format and I will ask questions immediately after completion of my lecture.

    So finally what I want to conclude is kindly understand the kids problems and make them understand in which area they lacked.

  • Martha May 14, 2013, 1:47 pm

    My parents will ask if i have anything to study. They don’t really force me to. Sometimes my dad will quiz me on stuff that I need to know.

  • Abby May 12, 2013, 6:27 am

    My parents don’t have to tell me to study. I know I have to and do it. Simple as that.

  • WHOlockED January 28, 2013, 8:31 pm

    What if your parents regard it as failure? And no matter how many hours you study, they constantly tell you to study more, and get mad if you don’t? And no “they do it for your own good” answers please.

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