How Do I Keep My Grades Up?SchoolHow Do I Keep My Grades Up?<div class="ExternalClassC80E720B6A3A4B6B80448BD091D2DECA"><p>​<span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">I</span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">'ve been feeling really overwhelmed lately by school. I just started my sophomore year of high school and my grades are already getting bad. It seems like when I get one grade up then another goes down. I try to stay after school to get the help I need to have better grades but It's not working. Whenever I get happy about a good test score or a good grade on a homework assignment I remember that I have still have bad grades and i get sad about it. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass0CD3C751D44946AF9408E72F6A5C3895"><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Thanks for contacting the Boys Town National Hotline. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help like you did. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Struggling in school is difficult. It's understandable you are feeling sad at times. Take some time to ask yourself a few questions: Are your classes more difficult for you this year? Are you distracted more for some reason? Are you overscheduled or trying to do too much? </span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">It sounds like staying after school has been been giving you mixed results. Sometimes you feel that it helps but other times you are frustrated and feel that it doesn't help. Also it sounds like you feel upset that you have to ask for help so often. We understand your feelings. Try to be kind to yourself. Asking for help is okay. It's normal when you are learning something new, sometimes you need help. <br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Consider other ways that you can improve your situation: Can you change your study habits; study in a quieter place or at a different time of day? Can you watch online tutorials to help you with a particular subject? Can you make flash cards or rewrite your notes so the infomation sticks with you more?<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">It's so important to reach out for support from your parents. Please also consider reaching out to a school counselor so you can get the support you need to get through this difficult time. Hopefully between your parents and school counselor you can come up with a plan that will help you improve your study habits, more effectively understand your class material, and improve skills on taking exams. Please review the following link: </span><a href="/Pages/school.aspx"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/school.aspx</span></a><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">The Boys Town National Hotline has trained counselors available 24/7 to help with any type of issue. Know that we care about you and want to help. Please either call or email us back if you need any additional assistance.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Sincerely, </span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Nikki, Crisis Counselor </span><br></p></div>15

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