In some countries, education is not an option or it is deemed a luxury. According to We.org, “almost 60 million primary school-age children aren’t in school for various reasons, including the inability to afford the school uniform.”1 There are more than 10 nations that prevent girls/women from learning. 2
One way that all students—college, high school, or primary school—can show their gratitude for having access to education is to do well in school, to get high marks. If you are struggling with math, statistics, or other academic subjects, Thanksgiving break is the best time to remedy that. Whether you have two days off or the entire week, here are super strategies for success:
- Gather graded tests, quizzes, and homework; order them chronologically.
- Provide corrections to any test/quiz/homework where the score is less than 100%.
- Organize a test review session with a classmate to help motivate you.
- Use your book, your notes, online videos, etc. to help you make corrections.
- Contact a tutor if you’re still having trouble making corrections.
- Review the way the problem was done and determine the mistake you made.
- Ask “What did I learn by correcting this quiz/test?” and add your answer to your notebook.
- Review your online grades portal and make up any missed assignments.
- Arrange a “teach ahead” session with a tutor to get a jump on new material.
Now, thank yourself for making the most of your education! _________________________________________________________________________________________________