Learn to Calculate Your GPA and See the Various Ways to Improve on Them


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A lot of students today still find it difficult to calculate their grade point average; I think this is sad and appalling. Most students just carry on without even knowing their overall performance. I over-heard some students in my school talking about this and I thought I should help out. 

So today I'm going to show how it’s done and also give out some hints to help achieve academic success. Unfortunately there is no universal way to calculate grade point average; various methods vary by country and institution.

How to Calculate Your GPA
I’m using the Grading System of my school (HNAUB) for this example

Range
Grade
Point
90-100
A
4.00
85-90
A-
3.67
80-84
B+
3.33
75-79
B
3.00
70-74
B-
2.67
65-69
C+
2.33
60-64
C
2.00
55-59
C-
1.67
50-54
D
1.00
0-49
F
0.00



The table below shows the Courses offered, the Units and the Grades a Student Scored in a Semester
Course
Units
Grade
MIS
3
B-
Algebra of set
3
C
Physics III
3
C+
Numerical Computation
3
D
Math Method 1
3
A+
Intro to Pascal
3
B

 ·         Add up the Total Units for that semester. (3+3+3+3+3+3)=18Units
 ·         Multiply Your Grade Point By Each Of The Course Unit

Course
Unit
Grade
Point
Unit x Point
MIS
3
B-
2.67
8.01
Algebra of set
3
C
2.00
6.00
Physics III
3
C+
2.33
6.99
Numerical Computation
3
D
1.00
3.00
Math Method 1
3
A+
4.00
12.00
Intro to Pascal
3
B
3.00
9.00

·          Add up ‘Unit x Point’ (8.01 + 6.00 + 6.99 + 3.00 + 12.00 + 9.00)= 45

·          Now divide your result by the total units for that semester (45/18)=2.5

So 2.5 is GPA of that student for that semester, its not poor but its not cool either, that why I'm going to be sharing some tips on how to improve your grades.


Way to Improve Your GPA
If you have just calculated your grade point average and the result is not quite impressive, cheer up, you can always work harder. Below are some hints to help achieve academic success.

1.       Go to Class, Regularly: - This is the most important of all, It will enable you acquire a firm knowledge, which will be used to excel in your studies. Most students feel there are other alternatives to this but they are wrong. This factor is the key to a successful semester.

2.       Study for about 3hours daily: - Form the habit of reading continuously daily, you can do this by making a reading timetable. Its will be of great benefit to you if you can take out 3hours of your time each day to study. Challenge your-self today by doing this.

3.       Join a Tutorial: - This will help explore your Knowledge, Comprehension and Conceptual understanding of a subject. By joining a tutorial you can make personal contact with your tutor by asking questions which you couldn’t ask in class. This method has proven to be very successful

4.       Be Organized and Resourceful: - Get and keep all study materials such as textbook and past question carefully, as there will always come in handy and learn to make use of the school library and the internet to acquire more knowledge.

5.       Make Smart and Focused Friends:- Most students get distracted by joining the wrong crowd, most especially freshers. Don’t waste valuable times hanging around the wrong set of friends, Make friends who would influence you positively, either by helping you out in your academics or by giving you good advice.





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3 comments:

  1. Wow, i'm on a 2.9, but i still need to work harder

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  2. So if u score 48 in hnaub is a carry over? Bt in course form is 45 down. If sb av carry over how will they rewrite d exam, is dia any need to meet d lecturer or d coordinator? And will ur new score add to ur GP

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  3. carry over is 0-49, and must be passed before you can graduate.

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