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Raise Your GPA With The Blank Grade Sheet Method

A success visualization technique to help you raise your GPA and achieve your dreams. 

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I don't know if this is your first time reading one of my blog posts, or whether you're a regular Test Prep Champions reader.

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Regardless, I just want to start off by saying thank you so much for reading this post! 

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I really appreciate the support!

Today, I have a new idea to ponder:

What if you could choose the GPA you want to earn next semester now, before you even earn it? 

Well, you actually can! 

The way to do it is what I call the Blank Grade Sheet method!

The Blank Grade Sheet Method
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All you'll need to do is get a blank copy of your transcript for the upcoming semester, or alternatively, make your own. Typically, you can print this out from your university's webpage. 

Most schools have an option called "show my grades" or something similar that you can use to get a blank transcript with your classes on it without any grades.

If your school doesn't offer something like this, see if you can get a copy of your transcript from a previous semester, and then make a replica with your upcoming classes using a program like Excel.

Pick whatever you want your GPA to be! If you want a 4.0, write in all As, and a 4.0! If your goal is to earn say a 3.75 GPA, it may be helpful to use a GPA calculator!

Why it works
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The reason the blank Grade Sheet method works is based on psychology. 

Many students start off each semester thinking to themselves I wanna get as good of grades as I possibly can this semester, which in itself is not a bad thing to aim for.

The problem is that this kind of vague goal setting is much less likely to lead to the desired results as is being definite!

Writing your goals down and visualizing yourself achieving them works!
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Countless studies have shown that you're much more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. This method involves writing your goals down, and also involves a very powerful visual component.

One tragic reason many don't achieve their goals is because they can't see themselves accomplishing them. The blank grade sheet method gives you a clear picture of yourself having achieved the outcome you wish to obtain. 

Visualize winning in advance
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The ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu once said this:

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”

Like Sun Tzu said, the victorious win first before the battle, and by visualizing your success, you're doing exactly that!

Now, nobody can fight your battles for you, and just writing your goals down on a blank transcript doesn't necessarily mean you'll accomplish them; you're still going to have to put the work in. 

However, if you give yourself a specific goal GPA to strive for, write it out, and form a crystal clear picture in your mind of having achieved it, you'll be giving yourself a much higher chance of actually achieving the desired results!

When to review your grade sheet

Once you've made your blank grade sheet, you're ready to start the battle! For best results, try to review your sheet at least twice a day, once before bed, and once in the morning when you get up. 

This way, you start and end each day by reminding yourself of what you want to achieve, and what's coming to you at the end of the semester when you make it a reality! 

The more you review your grade sheet, the more you'll form the attitude of expectation that you'll need to achieve your goals! 

Keep going, even during tough times!

During midterms, finals, and other difficult parts of the semester, when the going really gets tough, pull out your grade sheet and review it even more often! 

No matter what happens, regardless of whatever setbacks occur, never stop reviewing your goals, and never stop going after them!

Summary/Action Steps

1. Get or make a copy of your blank transcript for the upcoming semester and write in the grades you want to achieve.

2. Review your grade sheet at least twice a day

3. Work hard and give your goals everything you've got!

4. Get the real version of your transcript at the end of the semester! Hopefully it's identical to the one you made!

With a little creativity, you can easily adapt this method to tests like the GED, GRE, or the LSAT! Try running a google search for a score report for whatever test you're taking, and use that as a reference to make your blank grade sheet!
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Try it out! You never know what can happen! 

This post first appeared on Test Prep Champions, please read the originial post: here

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