How to Get a 4.0 GPA Revisited

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on how to get a 4.0 GPA in college, and I want to bring the series back.  If you want to know a little bit more about my background on college and grades, you can click here: “Background.”

I have a strong passion for helping students, and I think that the series helped some folks learn how to navigate college and understand that good grades are within reach if you want them and are willing to put in the time and work. The series aims to help students earn good grades in general, improve their current grade point average, go after a 4.0 GPA, and navigate the trials and tribulations of college.  So, I will be adding to this series.  For now though (and for convenience sake), below are my past posts on how to get a 4.0 GPA, improve one’s grades, and navigate college.

Fallen Leaf
Since school is now in session, I figure that a pretty, fall leaf would go well with this post. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

~ Live Long and Prosper: Creating a College Class Schedule that Won’t Make You Miserable
~ The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall: The Secret to Big College Classes
~ Rushing to Clubs: Will Joining Clubs or the Greek System Help You or Hurt You in Your Quest to a 4.0 GPA?
~ Write This Down: How to Take Notes the 4.0 GPA Way
~ So Your Teacher is Darth Vader: How to Deal with Difficult Instructors
~ The Light Side of the Academic Force: Characteristics of Good Teachers
~ Captain, We’re Taking on Water: Saving Your GPA from a Bad Grade
~ Beware the Thesis: How to Craft an “A”-Worthy Thesis
~ Fake It Like You Read It: How to Make It Look Like You Read the Material When You Didn’t
~ How to Study for a Test the 4.0 GPA Way: Part One
~ How to Study for a Test the 4.0 GPA Way Part Two
~ How to Study for a Test the 4.0 GPA Way: Part Three
~ Obscure Guidelines for College
~ Teamwork Allows You to Blame Someone Else: How to Deal with Group Assignments
~ How to Get an “A” on an Essay: Proofreading Tips
~ Breaking the Block: A Technique for Dealing with Writer’s Block
~ Effectively Efficient at Excellent Endeavors: 16 Ways to Become More Efficient
~ It’s the Final Countdown: Surviving Finals


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  1. I don’t think I saw this when you did it before, Elizabeth. I’m going to send your link to my friend Amy who has JUST gone back to school at age 52!

    How the heck are you?

  2. Awesome! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    I’m doing pretty well. I’m finally working on my PhD dissertation (one of the last legs of the PhD journey), fell in love, and have been fishing quite a bit. How are your husband and son’s fishing journeys going? How are you doing and feeling?

  3. You sound like you’re really in a good place now. All blessings to you, my dear! His nibs and Bran haven’t done much fishing this past summer. They’ve tried the fly fishing but weren’t very successful at it. I can only assume it’s all in the wrist action? (rolls eyes — I know nothing about fishing, but they are catch and release guys which I approve up since none of us really like fish much — they’ve discovered the hooks that don’t have a hook?)

    I’m doing much better. Had a myasthenia flare up in January that resulted in a real domino affect in this body. But a week and a half ago we finally realized the biggest problem was a reaction to the long-term side affects of metformin. I stopped taking it and I’ll be darned if I don’t eel almost back to my ole self! Thank God! I thought I’d lost me! lol

  4. I really, really am in a good place and thank you. 🙂 I swear, you are one of the sweetest people.

    Lol, I would bet that they’re rushing their back casts, but that’s just a guess. It’s a common thing that new learners do, and I catch myself doing it sometimes too. That’s awesome that they’re catch and release guys. I am too. 🙂 I just don’t want to kill fish, and I don’t much like the taste of fish anyway. If there’s an Orvis store near you, have them go there and get free lessons.

    I’m so glad that you’re feeling better. I don’t know much about myasthenia, but I’ve heard that it’s very difficult to find the right balance of everything. I’m so glad that taking away the metformin has helped. It’s always neat when taking away a med helps as opposed to having to add a new med with new side effects. I hope that you continue feeling good, and you’ll be in my prayers. ❤

  5. I will certainly pass on that information. They do hope to get one more trip to the cabin in this year, but we got snow in the mountains this morning and right now it’s 25° at the cabin! I appreciate the prayers, my friend! 😀

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