As you move into your final year of middle school and prepare to head to high school, this is a good time to get your grades on track.You will need to understand what is expected of you, stay organized, and put in some hard work if you want to earn straight A’s in 8th grade.You can get straight A’s if you stay dedicated and keep an eye on the prize.
Step 1: Get ready for high school.
Preparing you for high school will be the focus of 8th grade.The exams will probably be harder, you’ll probably spend some time with a guidance counselor, and your teachers will expect more from you.Head on and meet these challenges.You should begin studying for the tests far in advance.Brainstorming ideas about what you want to do with your life will help your guidance counselor meetings.Work hard without being told to by taking responsibility for your organization and grades.Taking an active approach to these challenges will prepare you for a new school.
Step 2: You should strengthen your skills.
You can expect the same things across 8th grade.In every subject, you will be asked to look at things in greater detail, use more critical thinking skills, and make deeper connections.You can expect an emphasis on persuasive and expository writing in English or language arts classes.Keep a journal or diary to strengthen your writing skills.You will be asked to relate the past to the present in greater detail in history or social studies.Whenever you watch a movie, you can practice this skill.Which elements of the movie are similar to older movies you’ve seen?Which elements are related to your real life?There will be a greater emphasis on class discussion in all of your classes.When you are at home doing homework, write down any questions or comments you have.
Step 3: It’s a good idea to embrace reading.
You will be expected to do more reading in 8th grade.You will need to read and understand math, science, and history textbooks if you want to take English classes.If you can’t read, now is the time to seek help.It might be a good time to stop reading.Each night, start reading to strengthen your skills.The conclusion should be read first.You may have an easier time understanding what you are reading if you know the main idea before you start.Look up words you don’t know.Taking the time to look up words will allow you to understand the reading, while building your vocabulary and making you a better reader over time.It’s a good idea to read at the right time.Some people are better at reading in the morning while others are worse at it at night.The best time to read is after lunch.Try to get your reading done when it’s optimal for you.
Step 4: Make sure you have the right supplies.
Before school starts, your teacher should give you a list of things to buy.Don’t forget to keep all of the necessary supplies with you at school.This can include things like notebooks and binders.
Step 5: You can find your method.
8th grade is geared towards preparing you for high school, and learning strong organization skills is a big part of that.You will need to try different things because different people have different organizational methods that work for them.It’s a good idea to clean out your school desk, locker, and backpack once a week.You might want to have one folder and one notebook for each class.You can save schoolwork by creating folders on your computer.You can use a color system.If you use a blue folder and notebook for math, you can use blue post-its to remind you, and highlight your math assignments in your planner.
Step 6: A planners is a good way to use it.
Teachers will expect more from you in 8th grade.Without your teacher reminding you, you will be expected to remember what is due.You will need to start working on the assignments before they are due.A good daily planners is going to be required in order to do this.Check in with your planner every single day if you write everything down in this planner as soon as possible.Take a look at the dates of exams, quizzes, and tests.Major assignments should be written down.Write down your daily homework assignments.
Step 7: Keep track of your grades.
If you want to get an A in each class, you need to earn at least 90 percent of the points.You can get a breakdown of how these points are distributed by your teachers.Begin a chart for each class.If you get an assignment back, mark the points on your sheet.This will allow you to know what marks are needed to stay at the A level.You should check the rubric requirements for each assignment.To get full points, you need to meet the necessary standards.If you’re confused by any of the choices, ask for clarification.
Step 8: Perfect attendance is the goal.
You need to be in class to learn if you want to get straight A’s.You risk missing an essential lesson, learning the answer to a test question, or getting the explanation for a big assignment if you skip class.You may lose points for absences in some classes.Being present for class every day is the first step in earning straight A’s in 8th grade.Make up what you missed if you must miss class.Speak to your teacher to make sure they got all the correct information, and ask a friend to take notes for you.
Step 9: Take good notes.
You will be expected to take notes in 8th grade.Taking good notes doesn’t mean you have to write everything down.Start a new sheet of paper every day to take good notes.The date and heading should be written at the top of the sheet.Key facts should be written down.Write down important facts, dates, or examples when you listen up.It’s likely something important is said from the reading by your teacher.Don’t worry about using complete sentences.You can develop your own abbreviations and shorthand.If you missed something, ask your teacher to repeat it.You can review your notes after school.For more clarity, you may want to rewrite your notes.Consider comparing notes with someone you trust.You could benefit from sharing what you have emphasized.
Step 10: Make a study routine.
If you want to excel in 8th grade, you need to create a study routine.To complete upcoming assignments, set aside time each night to study.If you don’t have anything due, do this every day.Take a few minutes to review the material you learned that day.The most urgent assignments take 30-40 minutes to complete.For a few minutes, you can start work on other assignments or study for tests that are not due for a while.
Step 11: There is a “homework space” at home.
Pick a place where you can do your homework.You should have a desk with a chair and a computer.Keep the place tidy and keep any important materials here.If you have a dedicated homework space, you will be in the right mindset to work.You can claim an office in your home for an hour or two each day.It is possible to set up a section of your bedroom for this purpose.You can probably set up shop in your kitchen or dining room table if all else fails.It’s all about being comfortable, not being distracted, and having access to all the materials you need.
Step 12: Prepare physically for school.
If you want to do well in 8th grade, you need to come to school prepared.Eating a healthy breakfast and getting a good night’s sleep is what this means.You will be able to pay attention, learn the material, and excel in 8th grade if you do these two things.Try to get 8 hours of sleep per night.Studies show that adolescents who eat whole grains with milk have better academic performance than those who don’t.It’s important to eat healthy snacks throughout the day.Consuming things like ants on a log, hummus and veggies, and all-natural fruit leathers are great options.