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Do middle school grades matter?

My parents have always emphasized the importance of getting good school grades. For this reason, I have always worked very hard to make sure I do well on every test and assignmentso that my grades can later help me get into one of the top schools. However, I have noticed that most of my friends do not really pay as much attention to their grades as I do. This has made me wonder whether middle school grades matter and if my middle school education determines my chances to get into the best school or not.

Naomi Doyle

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Melissa Norris on February 8, 2018

Grades in school are used for the purpose of guiding the students learning. From your grades, you can know which subjects you have perfected and which ones you still need to work on and put a little extra effort into. They can also help you see which areas of studies get most of your time and which require more of your attention.

So, do grades in middle school matter? The answer to this question is yes. Your grades play a very important role in determining your academic future. First and foremost, colleges go through your grades before deciding whether or not they are going to accept you into their school. Therefore, if you have the intention of attending one of the best schools, it would be better for you to maintain good grades so that you can better your chances of getting accepted. Your grades also determine which classes you will be able to take in high school. If there is a particular class you would like to take in high school that requires you to maintain a certain score, you should work very hard to ensure you achieve that score. Otherwise, you might not be able to pursue what you want in high school just because your grades did not meet the minimum requirements. Last but not least, your grades matter because they highlight your weak areas. If you can identify your weak points in middle school, you will have more time to work on them. This will pay off in improving your overall grade, which might determine the school you attend in the future.

Although your grades affect your chances of receiving an education at the school of your dream, you should not let your grades define who you are. Grades should only inform you of where you need to apply more effort. Do not feel like you are less than any other students simply because you got a poor grade on a particular subject. Instead, consider your grades as life lessons. If you get a poor grade, come up with solutions on how to improve it such as asking your parents for a tutor or studying more on that subject. By doing this, you will be able to improve your grades and feel better about yourself. Make sure you do everything you can now so that you don’t miss an important opportunity just because you didn’t think about it in middle school.

Charles McAleara year ago

I agree. School grades are very important. Working hard in middle school, in most cases, determines which high school and college you will attend, which in turn determines the opportunities you will get access to. Middle school might seem very early for you to get good grades and focus so much on your performance. However, always keep in mind that the things you do today will affect your life tomorrow. Even if other students are not working hard on their studies, work hard on yours — it will help you open the doors to numerous opportunities in the future. When you look back, you will be glad you made the decision to work hard and not waste time on things that do not matter. It might also be a good idea for you to keep a company of friends who have the same goals as you so that you do not get distracted.


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