Top Ten Ways

1. Stay Organized (especially with notes and homework)
2. Be prepared (pencil, notebook, binder, & book everyday)
3. Stay positive and smile
4. Ask Questions, lots of Questions
5. Listen to Directions, the first time
6. Extra help is available
7. Turn in on time
8. Know what is important
9. Come ready to learn
10. Be on time, if you are absent regularly you will not do well

adapted from here, which I came upon because someone on 
Twitter said they had me for Biology and I was like ? 
... also you can adopt this classroom here