how to pass 9th gradeim a freashman and my grades are slipping and i dont know what to do how do i pass my freashman year?...

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I would also suggest talking to your teachers. As a teacher, I am more likely to help a student who comes to me when they recognize the fact that their grades are slipping and I am not the one going to them. Ask for help. Teachers are there to help you and insure your success (whatever level that may be). Be persistent and do not give up. Freshman year is difficult--many changes you may not be used to. Hang in there and do your best. That is all anyone can ever ask of you.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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"Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other a matter of time." These words of Marabel Morgan in The Electric Women are absolutely true.  Many students wonder why one particular ethnic group excels when the difference is that that group does whatever it takes to make the A.  They study, study, study.

Persevere.  Often if one continues to study and practice, the proverbial "light bulb" will finally go on and the student will exclaim, "Now I get it!"

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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You have several options in trying to improve your grades. First, you might speak with each teacher in the classes where you aren't doing so well. It might be helpful to see a breakdown of your grade and discover why you aren't doing as well as you would like. It could be low test scores or a lack of completed homework. It will be very helpful to understand why your grades are slipping because you can then focus in on the specific area that needs work. Ask your teachers if there is any extra credit or other options for improving your grades. You might also want to see if those teachers offer any afterschool tutoring or other help for their students. You could seek a private tutor that can help you with your homework and classwork. This can be expensive, but some schools offer their own free or reduced cost tutoring to struggling students. It might be helpful to speak with the guidance counselor at your school and see what options your school offers.
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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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Talk to your teacher and counselor to see how much time you have to pass. This way you'll know what your options are. Try finding a tutor. Even peer tutors can be helpful. Come up with a study plan for now and the future so that this isn't an issue again.

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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First turn off all things that can distract you just like your notification or your phone, so it won't bother you. 9th grade is one of the most important years, make sure to take great notes and focus well in class. 

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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In order to get back the good grades you should not be slacking off during your class. You should always do your work on time and pay attention in class. 9th grade is one of the important years because after that your 9th grade scores will affect on you for your next few years of high school and college.

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arrellbelle | Student, College Sophomore | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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As a student, you should take into account why your grades are slipping. Are you studying or studying enough? Are you taking notes and reading the textbook? Are you getting one on one time with the teacher or asking friends for help? Also, from one student to another, I suggest that you really read the textbook and research online topics that you don't understand.

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palm86 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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hey.

i had the same problem during my first year in college.

then, a friend of mine told me about a book that improve your study techniques.

it realy realy help me. my grades were improved greatly.

take a look at the site: http://getthebestgrades.weebly.com.

good luck!

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senioreeto | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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work hard,try to develop ur interest in ur subject by exploring it on internet,finding objects regarding ur subject around u,watching tv programs containing useful scientific information,ask everything that is difficult for u to ur teachers and also to enotes experts and just try to get the basic concept of everything,i hope these things will help u in develping interest in ur studies,.
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not-the-american-average | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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I am a student myself and i, too, have experienced what you are going through. There are some subjects that i hate like maths and history. But i've learned from my teachers that the more i'll runaway from any subject, the more i am likely to be proned to failure in that subject. The point is, try to develope a sort of 'love' to a subject in which yoy think you'll fail or not acquire the desired marks. If you reach and understand the meaning of this point, i am sure the triumph is not much far away from you. And, i think, as far as stress and depression is concerned, at the time of test, read the question thoroughly and recall your memory. Go easy on your mind, relax and think. An advice, study early in the morning. Research says that the stuffs you read or study early in the morning can never be forgotten. In addition, have a balanced diet and eight-hour sleep, to the maximum. It effects your mind more than you can imagine. Remember, sitting on a PC facebooking or just net surfing will not solve your proble (no offense). If you whole-heartedly want your goals to be acheived, you've got to 'think high and do high'. Good luck!

thanxs for the advise

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arisha14 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

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I am a student myself and i, too, have experienced what you are going through. There are some subjects that i hate like maths and history. But i've learned from my teachers that the more i'll runaway from any subject, the more i am likely to be proned to failure in that subject. The point is, try to develope a sort of 'love' to a subject in which yoy think you'll fail or not acquire the desired marks. If you reach and understand the meaning of this point, i am sure the triumph is not much far away from you. And, i think, as far as stress and depression is concerned, at the time of test, read the question thoroughly and recall your memory. Go easy on your mind, relax and think. An advice, study early in the morning. Research says that the stuffs you read or study early in the morning can never be forgotten. In addition, have a balanced diet and eight-hour sleep, to the maximum. It effects your mind more than you can imagine. Remember, sitting on a PC facebooking or just net surfing will not solve your proble (no offense). If you whole-heartedly want your goals to be acheived, you've got to 'think high and do high'. Good luck!
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not-the-american-average | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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hey.

i had the same problem during my first year in college.

then, a friend of mine told me about a book that improve your study techniques.

it realy realy help me. my grades were improved greatly.

take a look at the site: http://getthebestgrades.weebly.com.

good luck!

um i looked at the website it didnt show me anything what am i sopossed to do on the site...

 

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