Top 10 Study Strategies
Beat procrastination! Teach your child, by example, not to put off tasks.
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Memory and Memorization
Attention and Focus
- Beat procrastination! Teach your child, by example, not to put off tasks.
- Instead of denying your son privileges for not studying, offer him rewards or incentives for getting his schoolwork done.
- Get organized! Ensure that your grade-schooler has separate sections in her notebook for notes, homework, and graded materials for each class.
- Make sure he's taking notes in class — not only for information, but because it will help him see how much time his teacher spends on a subject area.
- After class or in the evenings, encourage your child to write a review of key ideas from each class.
- Teach your daughter to be an active reader who outlines and annotates her textbooks. If she is not allowed to write in her books, have her keep these notes in a special notebook.
- Encourage him to read through textbook sections before they're reviewed in class.
- When studying for a test, suggest that your child arranges class and reading notes chronologically to ensure she's studying the appropriate material.
- Help him create "fact sheets" of key ideas and terms scattered randomly on a page. If he can recall details in random order, they're stored in his brain.
- A combination of memorization and concept comprehension will yield the longest-lasting and most complete knowledge.