How to Excel in the Poorly Performed Subjects in School

Whether you are at the university or even in an elementary school, there is the need to work hard and ensure that your performance is at its best. In the current society, you need to perform in several major subjects before you can qualify for any given career path or even a job position. Many students find themselves helpless when they are in such positions. Most of the time, they cannot manage to attain the required minimum for their qualifications.

There are different facts associated with the way any student performs in every subject. There is nobody who was born perfect for only one subject and a failure in the rest. In as much as we have different talents and levels of understanding things, there is a lot you can do to improve your overall performance in school. In this article, I explain the different facts you need to evaluate in your education to ensure that you optimize for the best performance.


What Makes Students Fail in Certain Subjects and What You can Do to Excel in All Subjects:

If you have been trying the best you can to pass all the subjects you are learning in school, the chances are that some areas have not been easy for you to penetrate. You can, however, make it if you take these points. They will help you do it. They have proved to work on people who have tried.

1. Ensure that You Are in the Best Terms with Your Teachers:

This is the main reason that makes many students perform poorly in their examinations in some given subjects. I was one of those who did not perform because of the attitude I had toward a particular subject teacher. The problem here is that if you are not in good terms with your teacher, you will not lend him your ears or brains when he needs to drill something in.

To perform your best in all the subjects in the school, you need to let go anything that makes you hold a grudge against your teachers. The first thing is bitterness that might arise due to the way the teacher treats you. Maybe you are always scared at the looks and the way he speaks to you. You can overcome all this when you decide.

If possible, spare some time and approach your tutors. Talk to them about your situation and experience. In the case where you have been feeling bitter toward any of your lecturers, you should open up and tell them and ask for forgiveness. I want to assure you that this is a powerful step that will work miracles. Your teacher will be glad to hear this. You will heal your heart and mind, and you will always rejoice when you see or meet your teacher. This will boost your performance in their subjects to a whole new level.

2. Begin a New Work and Study Plan on the Poorly Performed Subjects:

Sometimes the reason why you do not do very well in some areas in your academics is that you had failed once and you developed a negative attitude on that subject. You can turn things around by digging out the problem and devise ways to cope with improve. One sure way to know whether you detest a certain subject is looking at your personal timetable.

If in your timetable you have that particular subject the least number of times, you need to change your entire timetable and include it and work hard to improve in it. If you do not keep a schedule for your private studies, then that is entirely another story. You are to blame. By not having a timetable, it means that you will always be doing the things you love most and forgetting what you need to improve in.

3. Change Your Mode of Study:

Sometimes the reason for not performing well in certain subjects is the lack of proper research strategies. Reading a book is not studying, and it will add little value to your academic excellence. To achieve the best, ensure you get all the required resources and do research on the topic you are tackling. Get into groups and discuss, making sure that you also try to participate fully.

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Cynthia Morgan

Cynthia Morgan

Cynthia Morgan is the editor and administrator of School Mata, an online-based education magazine, that focuses on reviewing and updating the world with the latest education news/updates.

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  • Lol this is true. In my first year at the university, I really hated a certain course and so I never studied for it, even when I tried to study, it was just terrible. The fact that I didn’t like the course, coupled with the other issue of not liking the lecturer made it even worse.
    The night before the exam, I did a crash study (highly dangerous and unadvisable). I kept telling myself that night that I loved the lecturer and I loved his course. Actually, repeating it over and over somehow triggered my brain to accept that I liked the course. I had a terrible headache after that night, but I had an A in that course lol. I’d say fresher’s luck. I guess I came into university with my high school mentality of crash reading.

    Well, for the next semesters I changed my study pattern. It’s very true that if you don’t like the lecturer, you wouldn’t like the course. For the lecturers I didn’t really like, I started preparing on time for those courses, and I also tried to remove every reason as to not like the lecturer.

    And I read during the day, seeing as I’m not a fan of night reading. Knowing these little tips and tricks about developing better study habits have helped me a lot, so I’d say this is a really useful post.


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