Throughout high school, students learn the importance of taking notes, developing study techniques, asking questions, and preparing for exams. College is nothing different, unless you consider the fact that you are learning at an increased rate. What would normally take an entire academic year to learn is streamlined into a 16 week semester. Lectures are swift, concepts are added and new terminology is expected to be understood.
All seems well... Until the grade drops.
Your student has more worry in college because grades matter, just as they did in high school. The difference is, they have less time to bring it back up. If your student is like me, they relish in high grades and also know that their funding rests on maintaining a specific GPA.
Receiving low marks on an important assignment can be devastating to not only their self-esteem, but also can interfere with their scholarships and grants, and can also put their program enrollment in jeopardy for future graduate programs.
Recovering a low semester grade can be done. Recovering 2 low semester grades almost feels impossible. But there are ways to encourage your student to improve their grades and increase test-taking ability.
As parents, we want our children to gain the most from whatever they experience. As a former college student, I can say it's not the bad grade that defines us. Rather, it is the way we choose to take control of our choices and improve our outlook that shows our true character.
Welcome! My name is LaVonda. I am the wife of Rodney, the mom of 5 remarkable kids (well, 2 are adults now), an avid homeschooler, blogger, and sociologist. I am blessed with the ability to spend my time sharing our homeschool and life experiences with you. It is my hope to provide you with motivation, ideas, and some candid stress-relief through my blog - Mom's Scribe! Grab a cup of coffee, sit on down, and make yourself at home!