There are no rules that state that you should wait until you reach a certain age before you begin to take your academics seriously, indeed, the earlier you start the more likely you are to do well later in life. Many scholarships have been earned by younger students whose potential was evident from early on. The first step to doing this is to master the homework you are given by your teachers. From first grade on these are some tips you can use.
This is an underrated source of help. Your parents should at least possess the knowledge necessary to help you through all of your assignments when you are still in this age bracket. Later on it may prove more difficult but you should take advantage of this opportunity while it is present. Ask them to help you figure out the difficult parts and structure your questions well so that you never have to ask them twice.
Your friends may be a little more advanced than you in some subject areas and a little bit behind in others. This means that when you all work together there is an opportunity for everyone to benefit. Some friends will be less helpful than others and there may even be a few who you shouldn’t invite at all.
Your teacher probably thinks you understand all of the instructions as they have been given. This is not necessarily true. If anything confuses you, get this sorted out before you leave the school compound. This gives you a much better start for when you try this on your own.
As popular as web searches are, libraries still contain copyrighted material that cannot legally be sourced online. This makes them a worthwhile research source still. If you need to access information that is not in your own collection, check the nearest library.
Webs searches still represent one of the easiest ways to get information. If you usually use the net for more entertaining things like games and social media, you may not be familiar with the methods used to get academic information. The best time to gain this skill is before your grades are on the line. Any later and you may not be fast enough.