how do u pass the 9th grade in highschool...how do i keep my grades in the a and b range...

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litlady33 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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I would suggest, in addition to what other posters have written, is to look at any assignments teachers give you not as work, but as a tool for learning. I see so many students do work for the sake of doing it and getting the grade. They don't make the connection between the assignment and learning the material, and as a result get lower grades on tests. Put a lot of thought into even the smallest assignments, because they are probably designed to help you do well on the tests.

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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You may not know it, but there are many resources in your school to help you.  You can go to your counseling office and ask for anything that might help you with your organization skills, for example.  They have so many different resources that can help with time-management and stress-management; and they are there to help you with your schedule so you can make sure you are on the right path for graduation. 

If there is a class that you are just drowning in, first talk to the teacher and set up an appointment to discuss your concerns. If the class is too far above your skill level, you may want to talk to a counselor about changing to a different class (but talk to your teacher first).

Don't Procrastinate any assignments.

Work in study groups.

Seek out a tutor (counseling office?)

Work hard; play hard!

Good Luck!

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dmcgillem | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

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Assuming that you have maintained grades in that range prior to high school, I suggest doing the same things you've been doing.  High school is radically different in many ways from previous grades, but the components to academic success are unchanged:

1) Maintain good attendance.  It's hard to keep up in a class when you are doing, in essence, twice the amount of work at one time, which is what you have to do after an absence.

2) Stay organized.  One of the biggest challenges for students of any age seems to be finding an efficient method of organization.  This eliminates time wasted looking for the paper that you have to have RIGHT NOW...

3) Communicate, communicate, communicate!  If you have given something your genuine, best effort but are still having trouble with it, let your teacher know!  As much as we would like to be, we are not mind readers, and if you don't ask for help, we sometimes don't know that you need it.

4) Relax.  Stress makes it easier for you to get sick and harder for you to keep up.  Make sure that you aren't overcommitted.  In high school, there are often conflicting obligations and committments that include academics, sports, clubs and organizations, work, church, and family.  You have to learn to prioritize.

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not-the-american-average | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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You may not know it, but there are many resources in your school to help you.  You can go to your counseling office and ask for anything that might help you with your organization skills, for example.  They have so many different resources that can help with time-management and stress-management; and they are there to help you with your schedule so you can make sure you are on the right path for graduation. 

If there is a class that you are just drowning in, first talk to the teacher and set up an appointment to discuss your concerns. If the class is too far above your skill level, you may want to talk to a counselor about changing to a different class (but talk to your teacher first).

Don't Procrastinate any assignments.

Work in study groups.

Seek out a tutor (counseling office?)

Work hard; play hard!

Good Luck!

thank you for the help...

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kittykate2012 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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Work hard and study a lot ask questions in class if you don't understand and get extra help with a teacher or other students who do good in class or have already taken the class and passed and do your homework and just do your best and you will do fine :D

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