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Three Ways Spring Can Be Bad For Your Child’s Grades and How To Avoid Spring Distraction


Midterms have come and gone. Spring Break is over. The days are getting warmer, and what’s left of the school year can be counted in weeks. For students, the arrival of spring brings with it a tendency to lose motivation, daydream and drift off course–but now is not the time to lose focus! After all, final report cards are just around the corner.

There is still time to get better grades.

In the time left, students have the opportunity to make improvements before the final report card. There are still end-of-year projects, group work, homework, and final exams that can help students to bring up their grades, but students need to remain focused on school in order to do this.

Fight End-Of-Year Focus Loss with these Tips:

  1. Dust Off That Agenda. Agendas have kept students organized throughout the school year and now’s not the time to leave them forgotten in lockers or at the bottom of a school bag. Need to renew the drive to succeed? Flip through the agenda for a reminder of everything that has been achieved so far this year.
  2. Work Towards a Goal. It’s easy to coast for the rest of the year, but rather than slacking, set a goal and work towards it. Whether it is by fine-tuning study skills or pulling up a math grade, having a goal to work towards makes staying on task easy.
  3. Take On Extra Credit Projects.  Students that need a leg up (whether to pull up grades or to secure a university admission) can really benefit from extra credit projects. Talk to teachers about bonus projects or assignments. Teachers look favourably on students who make an effort, and this is especially important when it comes to creating final report cards.
  4. Make Better Grades Your Mantra. To get better grades you have to do the work. To do the work, you have to be motivated, which is challenging this time of year. Create daily reminders of what the goal is—write “I want better grades” in the agenda, put it on post its by the bed, and repeat it while doing chores.
  5. Get Extra Help. End-of-year projects and exams can stress even the most organized students. Enlist the help of a professional tutor to help manage current workload, stay motivated, and learn helpful tips to make studying for finals stress-free!

Oxford Learning has many great programs to keep students of all ages focused on their schoolwork right until the end of the school year, as well as summer programs to help students maintain that focus all year long. It’s never too late for better grades with Oxford Learning!

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