So you’re not getting the grades you want in school?  That’s all right, because by reading this article, you’re taking the first step in fixing that!  Not everybody is a natural at getting good grades, but everyone can do it if they work hard enough!  There are plenty of really easy things you can do to improve your grades!  Here are the ones I think will help you the most. 

Pay Attention - It’s that simple.  If you don’t pay attention, you aren’t going to remember what the teacher said when it comes time to take the test.  Yes, your teacher may be boring, but if you want to get good grades you just have to suck it up and listen.  Your friend can wait until lunch to talk to you. 

Take Good Notes - Some teachers require you to take notes, but even in the classes where you’re not required, you still should.  By taking good notes, you will be emphasizing the most important information by learning it from listening to it and also by writing down (in your own words) what you just heard.  Make sure you write neatly, so when you come back to study you will be able to read your handwriting easily. 

Study Every Night - Even if you don’t have a test the next day, you should take home the notes you took that day, and review them for around fifteen minutes each night.  This will help the information sink in so you will do better on upcoming tests.  Fifteen minutes a night will not kill you.  You could even do your fifteen minutes of studying on the bus ride home.  Please note, that if you do have a test the next day, you should study for at least an hour for it.

Sleep - Make sure that you get at least eight hours of sleep each night.  Without the proper amount of sleep, your brain will not function as well as if you did get enough sleep.  This is probably the easiest way to improve your grades, because it requires nothing of you besides sleeping!

Get Help - If you don’t understand something, all you need to do is ask for help.  Ask your question during class, stay after school and ask it, or some schools offer peer tutoring which you could sign up for.  Most teachers do not mind giving you extra help if you pay attention in class.

If you do all of these things on a regular basis, you will quickly see your grades improve significantly.  Even if your grades don’t improve a lot right off the bat, keep working hard and you will succeed!