Be Your Own Superhero: Grade-Saving Strategies

by on July 12, 2012 in Reflections with No Comments »


Students often find themselves on the verge of flunking a class, and having already lost the option to withdraw, the realization of the situation  produces a panic that becomes debilitating.  As a result, some students succumb to the frenzy and allow the rest of their semester to crash and burn.

Instead, “Keep calm and carry on”, as states the recently commercialized British government slogan.  Don’t wave the white flag and don’t call off the troops. There’s still time to save your grade!

The following grade-saving strategies will help you make the most of the remaining semester:

1. Reach out to professors

Communicating with professors is an excellent grade-saving strategy. It’s never too late to speak to the instructor. Express your desire to improve your current standing and find out exactly what is expected of you.   Professors are usually willing to work something out if you show that you’re serious and motivated.  You can haggle for some extra credit, extensions on deadlines, and resubmissions for higher marks.


2. Visit the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC)

Specialists at the LEC can help you create a plan to optimize your productivity for the remaining semester. We can assist students with upcoming or overdue assignments, projects, presentations and papers. Some professors even offer extra credit for working with an LEC specialist.

3. Ace the rest of the semester

Strive for excellent marks on any remaining exams and assignments. Anything you submit should be high quality work. In addition to coursework, make sure your attendance/participation is stellar in the remaining weeks. These last efforts in the final stretch won’t go unnoticed. Professors will have that impression of you when it comes time to submit grades.

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