Study Skills Matter
Many students do poorly in school because they lack efficient study skills. Homework is overlooked or goes missing -- test dates are forgotten -- studying for tests is limited to a cursory glance at notes, which are often incomplete. Homework-related issues become major sources of conflict at home.
Yet successful study skills are no secret, and good students who know how to
- Manage their time and balance homework and study with other activities
- Organize their school materials so they have what they need when they need it and don't waste time shuffling through piles of folders and papers.
- Take good notes in class that are clear and complete.
- Create study guides that help them monitor their learning.
- Take tests with confidence and skill.
General Study Tips for Students
- Make learning (and home work) a focal point of each day.
- Have a specific time and place to study, and keep to the schedule.
- Don't leave studying for tests until the last minute: cramming is not learning.
- Recognize that re-reading notes is not the same as learning them.
- Know that memorization does not necessarily equate to learning.
- Be an active learner: establish goals and set purposes.
- Be an active learner: develop study guides (double-column notes) and study cards.
- Organize three-ring binders by class and color-code folder.
- Use mnemonics to memorize: ROY G BIV (colors of rainbow).
- Use highlighters and post-it notes.
- Complete most difficult assignments first.
- Turn off the phone, the iPod, the TV.
- Don't be embarrassed to admit if you don't understand something and get help.
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