Check Your Grades: Early grades give you an idea of what your academic assessment is as reflected by the hour exams, quizzes, homework, labs, and/or attendance. Check your grades at https://registrar.illinois.edu/check-your-grades.
Only freshman have "early grades" reported in self-service. All other students should check grades in the grade book for each course.
Measure & Evaluate: Early grades are a routine verification of one’s assessment in a class. A conversation with your TA or professor will help clarify any discrepancies.
Improving Your Grade: Early grades are temporary and will be replaced by final grades. These grades help determining if a class needs additional attention. Link to explanation of grades. If improvement is necessary, consider the following
Make Sure You Examine your learning routine: Are you putting forth time to learn the material in class (as opposed to simply working to submit required assignments)? Are you learning the material as it comes (i.e., “lecture-to-lecture”) or are you prompted by deadlines (i.e., “test-to-test”)?
Align your resources: How do you use tutoring and academic support available? Is your lifestyle support your learning demands (i.e., are you eating and sleeping well, are you over-committed, etc)?