Just got back from UIC’s 2nd Annual Spark in the Park Music Fest!– featuring Lupe Fiasco with special guest The Cool Kids, Flosstradamus, and The Hood Internet.
Other than that, an absolutely exciting week as I give you my,
Top 5: “Tips to Get Higher Grades”
5. Create a “Game Plan”
Get down and read the syllabus. Know how the points are divided, then create a studying plan on how to get an A. Throughout the semester, be sure to calculate your grade and know what you need to get to pull off a passing/high grade.
4. Know thyself
Know your strengths and weaknesses; meaning, if math isn’t your thing, then plan on spending time on it. Know your best study conditions as well, like studying at the library and create a study group when it helps.
3. Ask Questions and Volunteer
Know the material– in some, but not all difficult classes, you are literally competing for your grade. For instance, my physics professor a year ago only awarded A’s to the top 10 students in the class. So ask questions, volunteer, and get extra credit whenever possible, because that 1% grade difference will be the game breaker.
2. Attention to Detail
I learned this in the military and the same goes in university life. Always make sure your well prepared for class, taking the most accurate notes, keeping well organized; because in the end, the student with the better game will come out on top.
1. “If you ain’t first, your last” -Ricky bobby, Talladega Nights
This applies to where you sit in class. Sitting in the front row saved my butt multiple times and gave me higher grades. Not only will the professor get to know you, but you can hear them better, see the board better, know whats happening in class, sit with the most active students, and most importantly not doze off.
Tuesday, I did a photo shoot with UIC photographers at Millennium Park. Random fact, that was the first time I had a make-up artist. As a thank you, they gave me a $25 gift card to the bookstore which leads me to the question of the week.
TOPIC NEXT WEEK: “Top 3: Things Not to Do During Class”
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What’s the best way to spend $25 at the UIC Bookstore?
ANSWER FOR LAST WEEK: SCE’s previous name was CCC, Chicago Circle Center.