Kw-logo-smaller

How to Get an A on Your School Project

School projects can be hard work. But with a solid effort, you can walk away with the bright and shiny “A.” Here are a few simple guidelines that will lead you to a perfect grade:


Follow the Criteria

It sounds obvious, but the fact is, so many students forget to read the criteria and follow it properly. Your teacher put it there for a reason. And sometimes the criteria can even show you that the project isn’t as big and frightening as you thought.


Research

All projects involve at least some research, whether it’s a science fair project, a novel study, or a social studies project. Use your resources: the internet, books, people with first-hand experience and of course the oh-so-old-school encyclopaedia (or maybe Wikipedia will do). With research, there are two important things to remember: site your sources, meaning keep track of every website or book that you take information from; and always paraphrase! Copying another person’s facts word for word is called plagiarism, and it’s illegal.


Writing

There’s a written component to every project. The best way to get a great mark is to (a) get your facts right, and (b) have someone else, like a parent or another teacher, read it over for you. Even if you’ve spellchecked your work, the computer might not pick up on some mistakes like missing words or word confusion. Having someone with “fresh eyes” read your work will let them find mistakes even you missed.


Presentation

Presentation is key, especially with projects that involve a backboard. Eye-pleasing presentations will add quality to your work that your teacher will definitely appreciate. If you’re working on a science fair project backboard for example, makes sure all of your pictures and writing segments are cut straight and placed evenly on the board. Use consistent colors and fonts. And for an extra finishing touch, add colored boarders to each segment.

Combine all of these components and you’ll be getting A’s in no time!


Related Stories:

readers voted!

Comments

RuRuChan

RuRuChan wrote:

thanks for this!! really is helping me with my school holidays project on national parks
commented: Wed Apr 09, 2014

The_Dragoness

The_Dragoness wrote:

it really is though.
commented: Mon Mar 10, 2014

Adventure_Time_Ava
It's really all about the presentation.
commented: Sat Feb 01, 2014

there are 93 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1078260263500

Coolest Science Experiment?

  • Baking soda volcano.
  • Potato battery.
  • Homemade lava lamp.
  • Making your own mummy.

related stories

Micro_teacher_micro
The first week in May is Teacher Appreciation Week - a time to let your teachers know how much yo...
Looking to ace your science fair project this year? Why not reach for the stars with this simple,...
Can you tell a person’s gender by looking at their bare feet? You may think it's obvious, but sur...
Micro_egypt-micro
Know how to build a pyramid? Ever wanted to mummify a corpse? Get all the answers here cuz Kidzwo...

Random in the forums

ArtistGirl01
 "What does Elsa need to be careful about?" Anna asked. "Slipping on the ice!" the Queen of Arendelle said quickly. "Where did you come from?"
reply 15 minutes
ows_ali123
8
reply 28 minutes
jordand08
jordand08 posted in Say Anything:
I can tell you something about chemistry. I. SUCK. AT. IT. :D Anywho, when you have to take Chemistry. seriously, pay attention. But hopefully you'll have a good teacher.
reply 31 minutes
socialbutterfly777
one day there was a girl who was walking by a  shoe store and she saw a pair of red sneakers she beged and beged her mom for them and one day she got tiered of the begging she said im not going to pay for them if you help e around the house ill give you 3 dollars an hour and she made a deal and she did that for a onth and then she stopped by the store to see how much they cost and they costed 16 dollers luckly she had 20 dollers so she bought them and she never begged again.                                                the end 
reply 32 minutes
ows_ali123
sent108 got103
reply 33 minutes

play online games

Goodgameempire-thumb

Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own ca...

Dragon-dash-thumb-image

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

Blobthrower-thumb

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

Candy-cash-thumb

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...

Plinga-pet

Join the pet-pampering party with your own customized critter!