Coping With Bad Grades
Talking to another person can be a great way of expressing your feelings and exploring other options. A teacher or professor in particular might be able to help you brainstorm ideas to boost your grades, like extra credit or tutoring.
Manage Expectations. It can be helpful to re-think your own expectations to help you decide if they’re realistic and achievable. For more information, check out the Managing expectations fact sheet.
Be flexible. Usually there are a number of ways to achieve a goal that can have many positive outcomes. Talking to peers might be a great way to reach your goals.
Take time for yourself. This may help you get your mind off of the stress and to regroup.
Exercise, eating well and getting enough sleep help you feel better physically and emotionally.
Write down your feelings in a journal. This can be a great way to help you understand a situation and your expectations for the outcomes.
Try not to use alcohol or other drugs. When waking up after a long night of drinking it will only bring you down. Caffeine and energy drinks are only a temporary fix and will only make you feel worse when not drinking them.
Acknowledgement: This fact sheet was originally developed by youth and staff at ReachOut.com, a website that helps teens get through tough times.