Reign: I think keeping yourself motivated will make you want to really study more. Your goal is to get an A? Make that your motivation. If in the past semester you kind of slacked a bit, do you think you’d have the same grade if you studied a lot? I’m not saying that your lazy or anything like that. I know studying can be a bit of a bore especially if you don’t like the subject, but sometimes you just got to do what you have to do. A little more extra effort can come a long way. You can also recite and speak out in class more. In my school, recitations may sometimes be a big chunk of your final grade. Doing extra credit works are very helpful too. If you think you’re going to get a low grade, make the option to ask your teacher how you can pull up your scores.
“My boyfriend wants to have sex with me but I don’t think I’m ready, what should I do?”
Reign: If you don’t think your ready, you don’t have to say yes. Losing your virginity is a huge step in growing up and it won’t ever happen again. Know what you’re getting into and what might the consequences be. Is it really the right time? If yes, I want you to practice safe sex especially if you’re young. I also want you to learn about sex education. Not a lot of schools teach sex ed but the Internet can help you. If no, it’s okay. There is no pressure. I hope your boyfriend will understand, though. If he’s persistent and you’re still not ready, talk to him about it. You have the right to choose not to have sex yet. It’s your body AND your virginity.
Anna: Tell him no. In this situation, there are two people having sex. Meaning, both should be COMPLETELY willing. If not, in my book I'm going to consider that as first degree rape because he does not have your full consent. And if he does love you enough, he will not force sex on you. If he does, LEAVE THAT SON. It's your choice and I believe that you can try exploring the world of ~foreplay~ before the real thing.
“How do you tell a person that they’re annoying?
Anna: I'm figuring you want to do this without hurting the person's feelings... which is impossible. I've been told this in a really nice way before and it still hurt. I'm suggesting that YOU NEVER GIVE MIXED OR IMPLIED MESSAGES. That's a loss of trust in them and there's nothing more annoying than the response, "I don't know why she can't just say it to my face blah blah." Which I find stupid because YOU CAN'T SAY IT TO YOUR FACE BECAUSE YOU COULD SCREAM AND GET MAD. That is, if you don't handle them right. So, lay to them gently as early as possible to avoid any misunderstandings.
Reign: Oh, this is tricky. Be very gentle and nice. You don’t want to hurt the person’s feelings or start a fight. Talk to him/her about the way you feel. Personally, either tell them frankly or make them notice that you are getting irritated by them already. I’m honestly not that good when it comes to telling people that they annoy me or that I kind of don’t like being with them. I’d always end up just plainly avoiding them until they notice that something’s off. I don’t recommend you do what I do. Settle the issue (in a very calm and humane way) right way. The more you wait for the “right time” to tell that person, the more agony you’ll go through. It’s now or never.