1 Study alone
Sometimes kids who study in a group can pick up new ideas and tips from others. Do you really want to take that chance?
2 Don't bother taking notes
The mere process of writing down the teacher's comments would make some of the material sink in, especially for tactile and visual learners. If you take class notes, you're more likely to have all the material you need when it comes time to study for a test. Forget that! Don't write anything down, especially if it sounds important.
3 Fall asleep in class
You can always spot the kids who get good report cards. They are wide awake when the teacher is talking or showing examples on the board. You can tell these kids never watch TV or play video games until the wee hours of the morning. You can secure a really bad grade if you stay up half the night, drag yourself to class, then doze a little while the instructor is talking.
4 Leave your work at home
If, by some chance, you do all your homework and you do it very well, you still have a great shot at failing. All you have to do is leave your work at home! Successful students always gather all their materials together the night before.
5 Annoy the teacher
Chew gum, don't pay attention in class, talk to your friends, sleep—do whatever you can to get on your teacher's nerves. If you annoy the teacher, he or she will always know whether to give you credit for effort.
6 Don't study for a test until the night before
Kids who get As and Bs usually begin studying as soon as they find out a test is coming. They start out by reading over all their notes the first night or two, then start testing themselves with little practice questions they make up.If you really want to get an F, avoid this kind of behavior at all costs. Wait until the night right before exam day.