Tips for Studying....

  • Study Tip Number 9 – Select a consistent place to study. Some people need total quiet and other can study well with music in the background. The key is to find a comfortable place and study there regularly, such as the kitchen table, a desk, a favorite chair, bed, etc.

  • Study Tip Number 8Don’t wait until the last minute. Study a little every night instead of cramming late the night before the test. A good night’s sleep helps. Bleary eyes and a tired body do not.

  • Study Tip Number 7– Use your Planner to your advantage. Most students have an Planner, but they don’t write anything in it. It's always easier to study when you know what you are supposed to be studing.

  • Study Tip Number 6– Stay organized throughout the year. Most students have many binders and folders, but they do not use them. Many stuff every single paper from school into one binder. Half of their papers become misplaced or lost. Do not use the “shove” method when papers are returned, i.e. shove everything in one binder. Place them in the correct folder. If you are using a three-ring binder to keep papers organized, take the time to open the metal prongs and place them securely in it. If someone helps you organize your papers, take the time to continue putting everything in its place.

  • Study Tip Number 5—Make flash cards. On the front of a note card write the word or idea. On the back, write the definition or important information. Have a friend or parent ask you about the word and you need to give the definition or visa versa.

  • Study Tip Number 4– Make your own study guide. One great way to study is to make a list of the important information from a chapter and write it in your own words. Copy down any words that are written in bold or in italics. Look at chapter headings, section headings and review sections at the end of a chapter for other important information to add to your study guide. Merge this information with class notes.

  • Study Tip Number 3– Talk about assignments with friends. Discussing assignments with friends is another way to study. This is very helpful for studying for novel tests. Friendly discussions about books help deepen understanding. Another way to chat with friends is through your teachers Wiki pages. Use the discussion feature to ask questions of your teacher or friends.

  • Study Tip Number 2– If you are struggling, ask for help. Start by talking to the teacher. Use all the people available to help you including, your friends and the Learning Resource Room. If you are still having trouble see the guidance counselor, she generally has a list of tutors in the area.

  • Study Tip Number 1 – Make academics a focus in your life. Studying takes time and effort. Get organized, ask for help and put forth effort in improving your study habits now