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 347 If you follow the advice in this section, you’ll enjoy school more and you’ll get better grades. Be in school every day, on time. When you miss school, you miss class presentations, notes, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and tests. It doesn’t matter how good you are about making up your work, you can never make up all of what you miss, even if you’re out for only one day. To get good grades, you must be in school every day. Unless you have an extended illness or a serious health problem, you should miss no more than a few days of school a year. Learn how to adapt to different teachers. In the classroom, the teachers are in charge and they make the rules. You might have one teacher who counts you tardy if you’re not in your seat when the bell rings, and another teacher who considers you on time if you have one foot inside the door. It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with the first teacher’s rule; it only matters that you are in your seat when the bell rings. Remember, part of your education is to learn how to adapt to different sets of rules, personalities, and teaching styles. “It’s really important to know what your teachers want and how they grade. Do they want you to ask questions? Do they give points for participation? Do they grade homework?” Brad Be prepared for each class. Have everything you need with you when you go to class (books, paper, pencils). Alsohaveallofyourhomework done. When you’ve done your homework, you get more out of the class, the material being taught makes more sense, and you can participate in discussions. Being prepared also means that you come to class well rested and ready to learn. Step Be Successful in Class 4