1. Realize that we find the subject quite hard.
This is actually a step that has been done by most of us..but some of us do it too much that we feel very difficult to master the subject at all, or in other words, give up. It is just important to realize that the we are having some difficulty in a subject. Then, we move on.
2. Ask for help!
This one is not really supposed to be number 2, but because it helps quite a lot..so I think we should pay attention here first. I actually had problems with my Additional Mathematics. Why? That should be discussed in another topic.haha. The first thing I did was to ask for help as this is actually the easiest step. I asked someone better at this to help teach me and it worked. In fact, we can ask for help from teachers too. They are the experts. So, why waste time not asking? It's their job anyway. To teach! There are though some things we must keep in mind when asking for help..
i. Don't think that by letting someone teach us, we'll go from E to A just like that.
ii. Ask help from a number of friends (if possible)
iii. Try and make it a win-win situation, e.g. "you teach me Math & I'll teach you Biology"
iv. When asking help from friends, don't blame them if they're unable to teach..they're students too.
v. Tell the person your specific problem..don't just go and say "please teach me everything!"
Overall, this step reaaally helps. But, it won't work by itself. There are still more.
3. Focus more in class.
I know this sounds very cliche..but it really works. Anyway, one of the reasons we start to have difficulty in a subject is not focusing in class..isn't it? Therefore, this is the source of the problem and we must take action! There are numerous ways to stay 'alive' in class, like asking or answering questions or chewing candy (only if the teacher's ok with that). The point is, focus more in class and maintain it.
4. Read more.
5. Do more exercises.
6. Keep calm and don't worry.