Through two Master's degrees at seminaries in Johannesburg and Los Angeles, I averaged 84.5% for all my work. Part of the secret is that I worked ahead. Typically I finished 10-week terms in 5 weeks, and always I aimed to complete a term one week before the end of term. OBSERVATION: If one works under pressure, through leaving things (too) late, it affects one's work. I say, too, that one needs to work to good time so that this carries forward into one's career. It's a good habit to develop.