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Dan9955
04-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Help me guys... This year, my grades have been dropping badly, to the extent that I failed... I put in lots of effort into studying, and I reduced my playing time tremendously... And my results are dropping... I feel really depressed and I need someone to talk to... So I'm just saying it here. To be honest, I felt that I have went to the wrong school... I really dunno what to do now... Please help...

LittleSirP
04-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Always make this a routine: Read a chapter of your textbook every night before you sleep. I tried this for a whole year, and from B, I got A.

Dan9955
04-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Always make this a routine: Read a chapter of your textbook every night before you sleep. I tried this for a whole year, and from B, I got A.

It's different. Singapore's way of education, for secondary students, reading ur textbook doesn't help much. It's the so called 'basic foundation' and many more factors... But no matter how hard I try to do these factors, the results are still bad...

Maryjane
04-15-2014, 10:07 AM
It's okay, you can just restart it all over again. :)
Or you can transfer to a different school and start it out. Even if you failed atleast you gave it a shot. You can always do a do-over and the chances are better.

Luminesce
04-15-2014, 10:21 AM
Find out which way you remember best :)

Some people strive in different subjects too, of course.
You may remember things better visually, or in more of an audio sense. Try learn which one and study that way.

You can also ask the teacher for tests and examinations from previous years! Just ask, I'm sure he/she could arrange something.

Try connect what you're learning, to a past experience, or come up with funny ways to remember it:)

I really hope this helps, and best of luck to you!

..RooneyZY..
04-15-2014, 10:38 AM
Try decreasing your playing time and start studying more...I also faced the same problem last year.

Cocomonkey
04-15-2014, 10:45 AM
My advice is probably the least efficient, but....why don't you copy what the A-grade students do prior to a test? :rolleyes:

Maryjane
04-15-2014, 11:15 AM
My advice is probably the least efficient, but....why don't you copy what the A-grade students do prior to a test? :rolleyes:

Singapore is stricter than you think o-o

Mitcho123
04-15-2014, 12:14 PM
You know. I still spend a lot of time playing Growtopia but I'am like a B-A student! :D
My best advice: You only have a couple months to summerbreak. Quit Growtopia. Come back in summer break.
Wait. Never mind. Singapore break just ended..
I know! Time yourself playing Growtopia. Don't change the timer. Each week spend a bit of time on Growtopia. Limit yourself to two hours a week.
You could do half a hour one day. Twenty min the next. And ten min the next two days!

Cyanogen
04-15-2014, 12:52 PM
This is what I do. It may or may not work for you, but hey, there isn't much harm in trying.
If you have any extra questions, just PM me or something :3


Math:
What helps me is not writing in my book as much as I am supposed to.
Instead if writing 30 of the same questions with different numbers etc, I'll write one question, and write down the rules on what you have to do to figure out the answer. Then, I'll revise the rules on what to do while everyone else writes down the 30 or so questions..

Science, English etc:
Listen in class. Don't try to write amd listen at the same time. Try listening to the teacher, THEN write down what you need to write down. Sometimes you may have to stay in 5 minutes after the bell rings to finish what you are writing, but it may help you get better grades (it works for me).

Also try NOT to sit with friends. This can be hard but believe me, you'll concentrate a lot more if you are sitting by yourself or with people whom you don't socialise with.

Extra:
Eat big breakfasts that fill you up, and eat lunches which give you enough energy to stay awake all day.
Also, don't be afraid to ask the teacher questions if you are not sure on something. it is their job to teach and they will answer your questions.


EDIT: I never study and have been getting 80%+ in my tests, all because of these tips. It takes a little to get used to, but it is worth it. I also play Growtopia a fair bit (nit addicted though).

REMEMBER: This MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU. It works for some people and not others. I suggest trying it though, as it helps me a lot and will hopefully help you.

Sharpy
04-15-2014, 01:08 PM
This is what I do. It may or may not work for you, but hey, there isn't much harm in trying.
If you have any extra questions, just PM me or something :3


Math:
What helps me is not writing in my book as much as I am supposed to.
Instead if writing 30 of the same questions with different numbers etc, I'll write one question, and write down the rules on what you have to do to figure out the answer. Then, I'll revise the rules on what to do while everyone else writes down the 30 or so questions..

Science, English etc:
Listen in class. Don't try to write amd listen at the same time. Try listening to the teacher, THEN write down what you need to write down. Sometimes you may have to stay in 5 minutes after the bell rings to finish what you are writing, but it may help you get better grades (it works for me).

Also try NOT to sit with friends. This can be hard but believe me, you'll concentrate a lot more if you are sitting by yourself or with people whom you don't socialise with.

Extra:
Eat big breakfasts that fill you up, and eat lunches which give you enough energy to stay awake all day.
Also, don't be afraid to ask the teacher questions if you are not sure on something. it is their job to teach and they will answer your questions.


EDIT: I never study and have been getting 80%+ in my tests, all because of these tips. It takes a little to get used to, but it is worth it. I also play Growtopia a fair bit (nit addicted though).

REMEMBER: This MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU. It works for some people and not others. I suggest trying it though, as it helps me a lot and will hopefully help you.
Exactly what i did a year ago it did work ,but if u want 90-100% u gotta study

Brys
04-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Help me guys... This year, my grades have been dropping badly, to the extent that I failed... I put in lots of effort into studying, and I reduced my playing time tremendously... And my results are dropping... I feel really depressed and I need someone to talk to... So I'm just saying it here. To be honest, I felt that I have went to the wrong school... I really dunno what to do now... Please help...

I mean I can play Growtopia and still have straight A's (BRAG!). I usually go to bed really early so I'm not sleepy, and it actually works. But I'm only in 5th grade so it isn't too hard :P.

Sharpy
04-15-2014, 01:13 PM
often when people turn 16 then they want to study and get good grades ,but for that time its too late SO START STUDYING TODAY!

Cyanogen
04-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Exactly what i did a year ago it did work ,but if u want 90-100% u gotta study

The teachers at my school are really annoying though. They will say 'study this and this, you WILL need them' yet there is like 3 questions in the test of what we studied and about 20 completely different ones of which we never knew were even in it..

So if you just remember everything, you shoudl't have a problem :3

Plus, Last year I got about 55-60% on tests..
First time of trying this and already like 87% oh history Essays.
I studied and tried my best last year..

For me, study makes me forget the other things that I've learned and need.
But that is just me, and I am a little strange.

Dan9955
04-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Thanks guys for giving me these tips! But to be honest, Singapore's education system, especially in a top school, is extremely tough. I'm in one of the top schools in Singapore and the topics that are being taught are those of which are being tested in the next few years, and I'm serious. It's really easier said than done. Wait till you see what we are learning, trust me, it's not as easy as you think. We learn extremely complicated things which are not up to our level, or at least my level... As for history and geography, the topics are just... Dang hard... Sigh... Anyways, thanks guys!

OZI!
04-15-2014, 02:16 PM
I think you shouldn't play Growtopia for a while :sweatdrop:

Abram Reyes
04-17-2014, 07:44 AM
This is what I do. It may or may not work for you, but hey, there isn't much harm in trying.
If you have any extra questions, just PM me or something :3


Math:
What helps me is not writing in my book as much as I am supposed to.
Instead if writing 30 of the same questions with different numbers etc, I'll write one question, and write down the rules on what you have to do to figure out the answer. Then, I'll revise the rules on what to do while everyone else writes down the 30 or so questions..

Science, English etc:
Listen in class. Don't try to write amd listen at the same time. Try listening to the teacher, THEN write down what you need to write down. Sometimes you may have to stay in 5 minutes after the bell rings to finish what you are writing, but it may help you get better grades (it works for me).

Also try NOT to sit with friends. This can be hard but believe me, you'll concentrate a lot more if you are sitting by yourself or with people whom you don't socialise with.

Extra:
Eat big breakfasts that fill you up, and eat lunches which give you enough energy to stay awake all day.
Also, don't be afraid to ask the teacher questions if you are not sure on something. it is their job to teach and they will answer your questions.


EDIT: I never study and have been getting 80%+ in my tests, all because of these tips. It takes a little to get used to, but it is worth it. I also play Growtopia a fair bit (nit addicted though).

REMEMBER: This MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU. It works for some people and not others. I suggest trying it though, as it helps me a lot and will hopefully help you.

This is VERY CORRECT!!!!

They are distractions.. and Distractions have to be crossed out... (Try killing them lolz)

Im just a Average Student but I always pass the Exams...

Another tip here.. Dont Stress yourself of Studying this will make your brain unfocused (InFocus)... Just be Cool of what you are doing...

Make the Studying like a Game! Like you need many Gems? Then Strive for many Gems.. Its like the Exams you need High grades? Then Strive for High Grades...

Like making the Question like a Quiz Game in Growtopia like if you get the Answer you will get a Point there and the Owner will be Giving you some Prizes...

Its not bad to play Growtopia if you are focused in your Studying... I got less time of Reading Books than Playing Growtopia (Coz its Fun!)

You wont know what is the Life of a College Student :3 there are always a Surprise! Like Everyday Quiz!(Not Everyday)

But the lessons are very hard and WE DONT HAVE BOOKS!!! OH GOD WHY!! so its hard to study...

TheDarkWolf
04-17-2014, 07:53 AM
This might sound stupid, but-- Don't study for tests.

Why should you study for tests? Right before a test is when your brain should relax and rest. You should be studying regularly anyway. Study when you're completing assignments. Don't just do a crap job and forget about everything. The teacher gives you homework for a reason. To help you study. Works for me, anyway. I don't really study for tests. Not exactly worth my time.

Gusto
04-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Help me guys... This year, my grades have been dropping badly, to the extent that I failed... I put in lots of effort into studying, and I reduced my playing time tremendously... And my results are dropping... I feel really depressed and I need someone to talk to... So I'm just saying it here. To be honest, I felt that I have went to the wrong school... I really dunno what to do now... Please help...

I've been slumping too...

My motto is "Since when did grades refect knowledge anyways!"

U.U

TIMTAM
04-17-2014, 09:10 AM
This is what I do. It may or may not work for you, but hey, there isn't much harm in trying.
If you have any extra questions, just PM me or something :3


Math:
What helps me is not writing in my book as much as I am supposed to.
Instead if writing 30 of the same questions with different numbers etc, I'll write one question, and write down the rules on what you have to do to figure out the answer. Then, I'll revise the rules on what to do while everyone else writes down the 30 or so questions..

Science, English etc:
Listen in class. Don't try to write amd listen at the same time. Try listening to the teacher, THEN write down what you need to write down. Sometimes you may have to stay in 5 minutes after the bell rings to finish what you are writing, but it may help you get better grades (it works for me).

Also try NOT to sit with friends. This can be hard but believe me, you'll concentrate a lot more if you are sitting by yourself or with people whom you don't socialise with.

Extra:
Eat big breakfasts that fill you up, and eat lunches which give you enough energy to stay awake all day.
Also, don't be afraid to ask the teacher questions if you are not sure on something. it is their job to teach and they will answer your questions.


EDIT: I never study and have been getting 80%+ in my tests, all because of these tips. It takes a little to get used to, but it is worth it. I also play Growtopia a fair bit (nit addicted though).

REMEMBER: This MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU. It works for some people and not others. I suggest trying it though, as it helps me a lot and will hopefully help you.

People are so smart... ):

You guys make me feel dumb XD.

I get like C+s - Bs in pretty much every subject except for English which I always get As or A+s (:

I don't blame the game though, even if I wasn't playing the game,I still probably wouldn't really do my homework or study XD

I sit with friends... I might try your strategy one day Cyanogen (:

RedXDragon
04-17-2014, 09:24 AM
It's different. Singapore's way of education, for secondary students, reading ur textbook doesn't help much. It's the so called 'basic foundation' and many more factors... But no matter how hard I try to do these factors, the results are still bad...

Let a real Singaporean help you , the thing is you may probably be over-stressed , take some breaks.
Only study the topics which you don't know and test your knowledge on questions after studying.
Most importantly listening to the teacher in class , if you don't your hopeless. Take down notes etc. Makes it easier to remember stuff.

Mypoop123
04-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Thanks guys for giving me these tips! But to be honest, Singapore's education system, especially in a top school, is extremely tough. I'm in one of the top schools in Singapore and the topics that are being taught are those of which are being tested in the next few years, and I'm serious. It's really easier said than done. Wait till you see what we are learning, trust me, it's not as easy as you think. We learn extremely complicated things which are not up to our level, or at least my level... As for history and geography, the topics are just... Dang hard... Sigh... Anyways, thanks guys!

Do some old test papers from some scholl.It works for me.

iSecretBeam
04-18-2014, 02:10 PM
S- EVEN
C- RAPPY
H- OURS
O- F
O- UR
L- IFE!
BUT STILL! I still love school cause I get to meet new friends!

MY TIP: Try studying with your friends (GROUP STUDYING) That way, you can have fun with your friends and also gain knowledge! but if you get hard up on studying with your friends because they're playing around or something? Try to make the subject a joke
Wait what I meant is try to make some answers a joke. That way you could remember some things..
OR
TRY TO MAKE A CHALLENGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THIS:
YOU: Hey friend! Whoever gets high in the exam/quiz will be the winner and the loser will grant any dare from the winner or treat the winner some food!
FRIEND: YOUR ON!

THIS MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU!

Moxide
04-18-2014, 02:32 PM
Help me guys... This year, my grades have been dropping badly, to the extent that I failed... I put in lots of effort into studying, and I reduced my playing time tremendously... And my results are dropping... I feel really depressed and I need someone to talk to... So I'm just saying it here. To be honest, I felt that I have went to the wrong school... I really dunno what to do now... Please help...

The Singapore way of education seems hard, but here's what I do in Canada;


Math;
I don't study at all, and still get 100%s. It's the easiest subject out there. But, if you're struggling, read the textbook, at least in math it should help.

Social;
This is a subject I actually manually take notes for. Just read the textbook, and then summarize key points.

Science;
My teacher provides the class with fill-in-the-blank notes. But if yours doesn't, try using the notes you've taken down in class.

Language Arts;
I just study the study sheet like 5 minutes a day. If it doesn't work, try raising study time.



~Guy with All Grade 7 Honours so Far

[Goldshard]
04-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Close to the begging of the year, I got really sick. After about a week I started feeling better. But got sick again with a sinus infection. I missed about 2 weeks of school total from that. My grades started dropping like flies because I couldn't catch up. I went from 80-90 down to 50. I started loosing effort about grades and just decided not to try hard. Eventually I realized I could never be that way and little by little I caught up. I spent a little more effort each time. Now my grades are up to Bs, As, and A+.

Brennanber
04-18-2014, 04:47 PM
Help me guys... This year, my grades have been dropping badly, to the extent that I failed... I put in lots of effort into studying, and I reduced my playing time tremendously... And my results are dropping... I feel really depressed and I need someone to talk to... So I'm just saying it here. To be honest, I felt that I have went to the wrong school... I really dunno what to do now... Please help...

For history:
{
This is going to sound bad but
-do not study
-do not worry about school 30 minutes after your arrival at home.
Study is not needed unless you have a bad teacher. If she doesn't give you a sheet to take notes on a power point, you make them yourself.

Write down the notes, imagine the scenarios in your head, burn the piece of paper or throw it away.

You should have these "cartoons" in your head.
}
For science:
{
Science is mostly memorization so you will have to make flash cards if you want to or not (about 5 a day) i know its work but in the end it just works.
}
For math:
{
Depends what you're doing but only practice at school. Dont practice at home. Home is for relaxing and a stress free environment until you goto school again. (As much as that sounds bad its how I live life)
}
Just dont spend school time at home. Try to fit as much as you can with every extra minute you have at school. Every once in a while you will have to do work at home and you will do it right then and there.

Studying to me just doesn't work like people say it does.

Priory of Sion
04-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Always make this a routine: Read a chapter of your textbook every night before you sleep. I tried this for a whole year, and from B, I got A.


It's different. Singapore's way of education, for secondary students, reading ur textbook doesn't help much. It's the so called 'basic foundation' and many more factors... But no matter how hard I try to do these factors, the results are still bad...

Be careful on math, also, guys I hear an A problem. Someone said "a A", while it's an A, lmao. We learn from our mistakes.

Also. Dan, when you put your mind to it, you can accomplish ANYTHING, believe in yourself, trust me. :]