As a student, you should begin to worry about your grades when you are in 9th grade. Some parents say that you should worry about your grades since the beginning of your school career, but honestly, you will apply with the grades from 9th-12th. This is for the upcoming and current 9th graders. Some classes will be easier than others and you will experience this always. Some classes need more time than others. Freshman seminar is definitely a class that needs more commitment. This is a warning. You will suffer.
In order to decrease the suffering, you will be given some major tips to make your year easier. Start by turning in assignments on time, once you begin to forget about assignments this is when your grades begin to go down. Complete every single assignment as if it were summative and in the same quality. When you are given the chance to work with a partner, believe me, do not choose someone you would work with often. Choose someone that you would work better with. Pay attention at all times and participate. The best way to learn is by participating and asking questions. Ask questions before turning in the assignment, not at that exact moment.
Not all teachers are as mean as you picture them. They are all understanding when you ask questions and show that you care about your grade. If they know that you don’t care, then they won’t care either. Never ask for second chances before grades close, because you will not get them. Communication is key to success, teachers like you more when you communicate with them. Freshman Seminar is the one or even the hardest class that you will have in 9th grade. It will prepare you for future AP classes and even college classes.