How to Raise Your Grade from an F to a B in a Week

If you are a student in middle school, high school, or college and you have a lot of F’s, you might be hoping to turn those F’s into B’s by the end of the semester. But realistically, getting A’s might be tough, though upgrading to B’s, C’s, or D’s is possible, and sometimes you might even achieve A’s. I’m here to share 12 tips to help you raise your grade from an F to a B in a week right now. The semester is almost over, and soon there will be Thanksgiving break, and then just two weeks before the semester ends.

Many students who struggle, especially with things like planning and organization, often set unrealistic goals. They might think they have everything under control but end up procrastinating. If you have F’s, you might have to retake classes or do other things you find annoying. You have to be honest with yourself. If you recognize that you are disorganized, forgetful, not honest with your parents or yourself, and don’t study enough, and you want to change this, then these 12 tips can help you turn things around. Let’s get started.


How to Raise Your Grade from an F to a B in a Week

How to raise your grade from an F to a B in a week

1. Be Honest with Yourself

You just have to own up to your situation. It’s okay; stop making excuses. Just tell your parents, “Hey, guys, guess what? I’m failing four classes,” or whatever your situation is. Say, “I’m sorry, but I’m working on it, and I need some help. I know I push you away, telling you to leave me alone and that I’ve got this, but actually, I don’t. I need help. Can you help me in these ways? Can you hold me accountable?” That’s the first step—being honest with yourself. There’s no shame in this. Don’t lie to yourself.


When we are stressed, we tend to avoid our problems. If you are a student with F grades, you might start avoiding your issues. When stress comes, you might push it away, saying, “I don’t want to think about it. I’ll do it later. Let’s play video games or hang out with friends instead of addressing the problem.” So, be honest with yourself. When your parents ask you why you haven’t done something, just be truthful with them. You can say, “I don’t know,” or “I plan to do it later today, but I might not because…” Just be honest with yourself and with them. Don’t get defensive. Instead, admit they’re right and say, “Okay, I’m working on it.” Maybe let your parents help you. So, the first step is to be honest about your situation.

2. Redo Your Old Assignments

So, the second tip out of thirteen is to rework all your assignments and try to resubmit them again. First, go to your computer and open your grade program. Then, find the section that shows detailed information about your class. Don’t worry about your overall grade, whether it’s 47%, 67%, or 99%. Just focus on the part that lists each assignment. Print out these pages.

Next, grab your highlighter. Go through the printout and highlight the things you need to work on. These might be assignments you missed, didn’t complete, or where you got a low score and can improve it. Ignore everything else. Just highlight the parts where you can take action to improve your grade. That’s it. Print your grades and start working on these areas.

3. Send Honest Emails to Your Teachers

Now, we will be talking about the number 3 tip that will help you raise your grade from an F to a B in a week. Just email your teachers honestly and with integrity. This means writing a very short email. Don’t feel overwhelmed because I’m suggesting this. Don’t think, ‘I don’t want to write an email.’ Just write the email, okay? Trust me on this. I’ve done this with many students, and it works. Write a brief email to your teacher like, ‘Hey, Mrs. Jerry, I hope you’re doing well. I’m struggling in your class and need help. Any suggestions?’ Then send it.


The reason for emailing your teachers is that it has several benefits. Those of you watching might think, ‘I don’t need to email them. I’ll see them tomorrow or talk to them in class.’ But you might be fooling yourself. I say this because I’ve worked with hundreds of students who thought the same and then forgot. They didn’t mean to, but they did. So, email to hold yourself accountable and make sure you follow through. Say something like, ‘I’m failing and need help. Can I come to your office hours?’ Be specific, like asking to meet tomorrow at 3 PM to make a plan. Ask for something specific.

4. Don’t Be Ashamed

After you send them an email with honesty and integrity, tell them, ‘This is where I’m at. Sorry, but I need help.’ Don’t feel ashamed. Once you’ve emailed them, make sure to meet them in person during their office hours or before or after class. Usually, when you meet your teacher in person, it naturally shows them that you really care about your grade. When you ask for help, be humble and honest. Teachers usually respond well to this. I know some of you might think, ‘But my teacher doesn’t like me.’ It doesn’t matter. You should still do it because it’s about your future, not the teacher’s. You do not want to fail and repeat the class. The teacher will be fine, but you need to think about yourself. Even if you think they won’t listen, just try it. What’s the worst that can happen?

5. Sort Your Academic Items

So, we are now in number 5 out of 12 tips that will help you raise your grade from an F to a B in a week. You have already started, so now it is time to sort out all your school stuff. Gather everything related to school—papers, books, notes, even gum wrappers—and put it in the living room. Bring stuff from your locker and your bedroom desk too. Spread everything out on the floor. Then, ask someone who’s good at organizing, like a parent, sibling, friend, or relative, to help you sort it all out. You’ll make different piles. One pile is for recycling—things you don’t need anymore. Another pile is for stuff you need to deal with or address. And another pile is for things to put back in folders. Just make sure to get everything organized. So, the next step is to sort and organize all your school materials.

When organizing everything, it’s really important to sort out your papers and stuff. First, make a pile of things that are urgent and need to be dealt with quickly. Put these urgent items somewhere you can easily see and reach them. You could put them in an inbox, on the front page of your planner, or in a cue folder, like I’ve shown in my videos. The main thing is to keep these urgent things right in front of you, so you’re reminded to take care of them.

6. Update Your Planner

The 6th step you will take is to remove all the old pages from before today. This will make your planner lighter and easier to handle. For now, focus only on the period up to December 15th. Write down every task you need to do this week in detail. Include everything in your planner.

Look at your grade sheets, the ones you just printed, and write down when you plan to do those tasks. Add reminders for turning them in. Use sticky notes if you need to. The key is to be very detailed in your planner.

If you struggle to organize your planner, don’t hesitate to ask someone who is good at organizing for help. Be open and honest about needing assistance. I know you might not want to do this and think about delaying it, but it’s important to start today, Sunday. Spend a few hours tonight on it. Tell your friends not to disturb you; turn off your phone and other distractions. Even put your dog outside if you need to. Doing this will make your life easier, so start tonight.

7. Create a Detailed Master Plan

This is different from a regular planner. In the master plan, you will list all the tasks you need to do and assign a number to each. This should indicate the order in which you want to tackle them. You might start with number one at the bottom, then move to number two, and so on. The goal is to have everything on one master plan and then start crossing off tasks as you complete them.

Next, decide the order for doing the tasks in your master plan. You can choose to start with the easiest, hardest, shortest, longest, or most important tasks first. Everyone has their own style, and what works for you might be different from what others suggest. For example, your parents might advise starting with the most important tasks, while your friends might suggest the hardest ones. Just make sure to find what works best for you. Make sure to prioritize the most important tasks. Remember, you might not complete everything on the master plan, and that’s okay. Be honest with yourself about what you can achieve. For instance, if you have 30 assignments due by the end of the semester, completing 10 or 23 of them could still be a success. It’s unlikely you’ll finish them all, so focus on the necessary ones to pass your courses. Don’t stress about getting perfect grades; just concentrate on improving your situation.

8. Find Someone Who Can Keep an Eye on You

This could be a friend, a family member, or a parent. Tell them what you plan to do, like finishing three assignments in a day. You might even say you’ll give them a hundred dollars if you don’t do it. But the main thing is to ask them to check on you and make sure you’re sticking to your plan. This is asking for help and support, which is what being accountable is all about. You can tell your parents, for example, that you’ll finish your homework by five and ask them to help you stick to that. We often need someone else to help us stay on track because it’s hard to do it on our own. So, find someone who can help you with this.

9. Start Working on Your Master Plan

Next up, number 9, is to begin working on your main plan to help you raise your grade from an F to a B in a week. To start on this main plan, you need a clear and specific idea of what your actions will be. If your idea is vague, you’ll likely feel stressed, try to avoid it, and put it off. But a clear and specific idea, which means having a solid plan and using a digital timer, can really help you get going. Using a plan and a timer are two methods that make your task more tangible and easier to start. So, the next move is to actually start. The beginning is often the toughest part. It’s a big part of the challenge, with just starting being as much as 90% of the battle.

10. Find a Sacred Study Space

You need to have a Sacred Study Space (SSS), which is a good place where you can focus without distractions and is set up to help you concentrate. If you don’t have a good place to study, you should create one as your first step. You need a special spot—a great place where you can study and focus on your work without any interruptions. I also suggest using timers, and you should have a clear plan of what you’re going to do.

11. Start Over the Process

After you finish step 9 and begin, the next step is to start over. You need to start over because you’ll get sidetracked, distracted, forget what you were doing, daydream, or drift into your own thoughts. When this happens, just start over. Then, after you have started over, you will need to start over again because you’ll lose track again.

Start over, start over, start over. Don’t think you can sit down for three hours and finish five math assignments in one go. That’s an unrealistic way to raise your grade from an F to a B in a week. It never works out that way. Be honest with yourself. Remember step one: be honest with yourself. So, when you get sidetracked, distracted, or start procrastinating, start over. Then start over again. And again. Many people fail because they don’t start over, and they fall further and further behind.

Next, do the same thing again next weekend, and keep doing it every weekend. Read this video again. When I say to do something, do that thing, and then keep reading. Do this every weekend. If you do, you will start passing your classes. I’m sure of it.

12. Prepare to Improve Your Grade to a B

We are now at step 12, the last one. You must be ready for what happens in the final week of school before winter break. You will have exams, papers, projects, and reading assignments that need to be completed. These are four things you shouldn’t leave until the night before. If you wait until the last minute, you might end up in a tough spot. Usually, two things happen: either you work really hard and manage to get B’s from F’s, sometimes even A’s, or you just get a C or D because the work isn’t great and doesn’t show your true ability. You also miss the chance to learn and grow. Or, you might avoid the work completely. The pressure gets too much, and you keep saying you’ll do it but end up avoiding it. Then, on the last day of the semester, you have not done the work and might fail. So, you should start working on these assignments, study guides, or whatever you get as soon as possible. Put it in your planner and start early.


We have been able to discuss 12 steps that will actually help you raise your grade from an F to a B in a week. This is the list you need right now before the semester ends. Now, it’s time to get going. You can reread this article and follow these steps carefully. Start now. This advice is really important because it can really affect your performance in the future. Keep reminding yourself that getting good grades now can set you up for success later. Your parents and teachers want the best for you, and so do I.

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