The Sims 4 | How to Get Better Grades
The Sims 4 is far from the most accurate simulation of life on the internet. But, it does have a few things in common with reality. For instance, for a kid, school is just like a job! Getting a young sim to get better grades in The Sims 4 is a huge hassle, and often feels like it is completely random. How do you turn a little delinquent into a straight-A student? Thankfully, there are some steps that you can take to improve your grades in The Sims 4.
How to Get Better Grades in The Sims 4
In order to get better grades in The Sims 4, your Sim needs to be in a good mood, complete homework, perform extra credit, and collect chance cards during the day. The best emotion for your Sim is Focused, which occurs when a Sim encounters a mentally stimulating task like Chess. Then, you will need to make sure that you are actively forcing the youth to do their homework that is in their inventory after every day of class. Finally, you need to make sure that your student is leveling up their skills.
A Sim’s grades do matter as they become an adult, since it can lead to them getting higher-level careers. Getting a kid to space is hard if they don’t go to school, after all!
A Youth has four skills that matter for school: Mental, Social, Motor, and Creativity. The higher level these are, the faster they will complete homework and the “Do Extra Credit Work” action. These will improve grades significantly, so make sure the youth is developing correctly!
Watch your Sim’s Social traits, like Mischief. If they get too rowdy, they will perform pranks which can lower performance and get them into trouble. However, making friends is great for a young Sim and can even improve their performance! It is a difficult balancing act, but will give them benefits after school has ended.
An older sim can help with Homework by interacting with the book while the student is doing so. This can help speed up the process and raise the chance that the student becomes Focused.
Chance cards are random events at the school. They can provide great performance boosts or losses. If you want your Sim to get the best grades possible, don’t rely on these… But, they are fun to grab!
Jason Toro-McCue has committed his schooling to the study of the connection between game design and narrative. When he's not working on this bond through writing articles or guides, he's playing Dungeons & Dragons, or just playing games themselves and looking at the story there.