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The Prepped and Polished Podcast is an educational and inspirational show that offers tutoring and test prep tips as well as interviews with celebrities and leaders in education. It is hosted by Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped and Polished LLC, a tutoring and test prep firm for K-college.

On today’s show, Alexis shares three tips to help you raise your grades to A’s.

Three tips to get an A

A lot of students come to the office with not A’s; they come with B C’s, and even D’s, and they don’t really know how to take their grades to the next level. So here are three tips that I have three ways to get an A:

Tip one is to pay attention during class

So, how do you pay attention during class? You want to take notes during class. If you need a refresher on note-taking skills, I suggest taking a summer note-taking course. Do you need to jot down every word the teacher says? No, you do not have to do that. You have to get the main bullet points, the main idea, and the outline for the class. You need to write legibly so that you can refer to it later in preparation for tests and quizzes. So take notes; note taking will keep you engaged.

Tip two is to do your homework

Your homework score does count in class. Now, not only do you improve your homework grade, but you also do your homework so you better prepare yourself for tests and quizzes. If you really want to get an A or an A-plus, you gotta change your mindset about homework because a lot of you look at homework as a problem, but it is not. It is a way to better your grade; it’s a way to learn. So learn to love to do your homework.

Tip three is to get on your teacher’s good side

Earn your teacher’s respect. Come to class on time, don’t be late. Come prepared to class; don’t come unprepared, meaning do your homework and participate in class.

Bonus tip

Go to your teacher’s office hours from time to time. A lot of students do not do that. Your teacher will appreciate that you’re showing initiative. So overall, don’t be a negative distraction during class, have a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

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