5 ways to achieve good grades

Being successful whilst completing your course may have a big effect on your future. Your dreams may even depend on your grades you receive, which is why you need to start passing those all-important assignments. Here are 5 tips to help you get good grades:

Organise your studies

As distance learning allows you to be flexible and has no strict deadlines, you may want to consider setting some targets. To help with this write down in a planner or on a calendar when you wish to complete your assignments by. You will then know how long you can spend on each one and it will allow you measure your progress. Make sure you organise your work and your place of study, so you do not have any distractions whilst learning.

Find out how you absorb information

There are different styles of learning, people are different- some of us learn by taking notes, by listening, and some are more visual. You will also need to discover whether you work better in the day or at night. Are you are an early bird or a night owl? You will not achieve the best grade without doing your own additional research. Reading up into more depth about a certain subject will allow you to expand on your knowledge.

Ask your tutor for help

Do not hesitate to ask your tutor if you are unsure on anything. Even if you think the answer is obvious or you think its ‘silly’, they want to help you get the best out of your learning so ask away! When reading your course materials or your text book if there is anything you are having trouble understanding write it down on a piece of paper, so you can then ask your tutor.

Choose the right subject

Take your time deciding which course to enrol onto. If the topic is about something you don’t enjoy you will not be interested in it and it will be very difficult to get good grades. If you are interested in the subject you are more likely to do well, as you will want to do further reading and expand on your knowledge. You will be more motivated and determined to succeed.

Prioritise your study time

If you want to achieve a good grade in your course, you should prioritise your study time. We know you may have other important commitments such as work and looking after children, but you should think about putting your study time before your social plans. Say no to meeting up with friends and concentrate on your studies.
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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

5 ways to achieve good grades