What is Grade Hacks?

Grade Hacks is a comprehensive learning program that includes guidance, tips, tools and activities designed to improve your academic performance. It makes learning easier and provides evidence-based instruction and resources to improve your grades. Best of all, it’s free.

back to top

What will I learn?

The most important thing that you’ll learn with Grade Hacks is how to learn. We cover everything you need to perform well in school – how to take notes, study, write tests, use technology, achieve your goals, write essays, and much, more more. We introduce easy-to-apply models, tips and resources to put academic success within your reach.

back to top

Who is Grade Hacks for?

Grade Hacks will be of most benefit to high school and undergraduate students. Graduate students may find the guidance too elementary and younger students won’t have the opportunity to apply many of the concepts. Although the program is primarily targeted at students in US and Canadian schools, the guidance is widely applicable to any school that adopts a Western approach to education.

back to top

How much time does it take?

During your first month in the Grade Hacks program, plan to spend 3-4 hours per week on course materials and related activities. After the first month, integrating and maintaining Grade Hacks shouldn’t take any extra time. In fact, if you’re using it appropriately then you should find yourself with more free time!

back to top

What if I’m already getting good grades?

Grade Hacks isn’t just for improving grades – it helps you improve your academic performance and capability. There are many great reasons to use Grade Hacks besides better marks, such as preparation for college or university. Many A students in high school struggle with the transition to college and university because they’re underprepared for rigorous academic expectations; Grade Hacks can give you the right tools to succeed.

back to top

What do I need to use Grade Hacks?

Any computer running a current version of Chrome, Safari or Firefox shouldn’t have any trouble using Grade Hacks courseware. Adobe’s Flash plug-in is recommended; visual quality of the courseware is improved if Flash is available. For mobile devices, an iPad 3 or later will work, as will the iPad Mini. Phones and other tablets are not recommended because much of the content will be too small and may have layout issues.

Some of the downloadable resources require Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office applications. iPad users should also plan to install the Articulate Mobile Player for a better course experience.

The best way to check compatibility is to sign up for the free program and check out the demo materials!

back to top

Is my personal information secure?

Absolutely! Passwords are encrypted, and we don’t share your email address or any other information with third parties. All pages that include personal information are also delivered over a secure SSL channel so that nothing can be intercepted.

back to top

I’m a parent. How can I monitor my child’s Grade Hacks progress?

We  make a printable certificate available once the learner has finished all lessons and passed all quizzes. If you want to confirm program completion, just ask for a copy of the certificate.

back to top

I have a suggestion or request! How do I share it?

We love to connect with our users – your feedback helps us make Grade Hacks better! Send your comments using this form and we’ll take a look. As much as we’d like to, we can’t implement all suggestions and others may take some time.

back to top

Can I host or license your content?

We’re happy to work directly with schools, school boards and other educational groups to provide personalized access to Grade Hacks content. Our SCORM-compliant materials make hosting content in your LMS easy, and our use of industry-standard tools means the program can be easily customized and maintained by your staff.

Please note that group licensing is only available when signing up at least 50 learners. Use this form to tell us about your group and educational needs.

back to top

Can you develop custom courseware for my group’s educational needs?

Uncanny Owl, the company behind Grade Hacks, is pleased to accommodate any custom e-learning request. We can even develop solutions that integrate with Grade Hacks materials.

back to top