Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 349 Always do your homework. Don’t look at homework as something you should do. Think of homework as something you must do. Since a large portion of your grade is usually based on homework, your grade drops every time you miss an assignment. Complete all of your homework on time, and whenever possible, do extra credit work. “If you don’t do your homework, it kills your grade!” Brad Have good computer skills. More and more teachers are using technology in the classroom, and they expect their students to be able to perform tasks and locate information online. If you’re struggling with technology, talk to your teacher or counselor and get some help. Don’t let your lack of computer skills hurt your grades. Be a good group member. Knowing how to work well in a group is a very important skill. Whether you’re working on a school project, involved in an extracurricular activity, or working at a job, you need to be able to get along with the other people in the group. Whenever you’re involved in a group project, do the following: 1) Do your share of the work and do it well. 2) Try to be open to new ideas. 3) Support the other members of the group. Participate in class. Participating in class makes the class more interesting. It also helps keep your mind focused. Get involved in class discussions, and ask and answer questions. Many teachers give participation points, so participating can also help you get a better grade. “If I tune out, the class goes on forever. If I participate, the time goes a lot faster.” John Treat others with respect. Treat your teachers and classmates the same way that you want to be treated. Be polite, look at your teachers when they’re speaking, and listen when others are talking. Also, be very aware of your tone of voice. The same words, in a different tone of voice, can communicate a very different message.