Befriend serious-minded students. Interact with those who come to class daily, contribute to classroom discussions and complete their work in a timely manner. Exchange telephone numbers and email addresses with them and contact them often to plan homework and study sessions.Consult your teachers regularly. Teachers show interest in students who are serious about earning good grades. Let your teachers know about your academic goals. Stay after class occasionally to discuss your progress with your teachers.
Limit socialization during the school week. Decrease the hours that you spend chatting on the Internet, talking on your cell phone and text messaging your friends. Use this time to review classroom notes, study for exams and complete extra credit assignments.