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COMPLETENESS When I mention completeness, I mean to say that it is necessary to fulfill all obligations in each class. By obligations I mean attendance, class participation, and assignments. These are important factors in the amount that you will learn in a class and, therefore, they are also important in your performance on exams. Additionally, they are often a direct portion of your grade. That is why you need to know how your grade will be calculated and what will be weighted the most heavily in order to build up your grade in those areas.

However, not only the most heavily weighted

portions of your final grades are important for each class, but also the tiny grades that you may feel don’t make much of a difference.

Attendance In my high school, those who had perfect attendance had the chance to be rewarded fairly heavily. At the end of every quarter, all those students who had had perfect attendance for that quarter were entered into a drawing to win prizes such as used cars 53

Learning to Succeed and Succeeding to Learn: The Smart Way to Earn Better Grades in School  
Learning to Succeed and Succeeding to Learn: The Smart Way to Earn Better Grades in School  

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