A Dozen Ways to Study Smarter in Less Time
A playbook: rules and equipment
- Understand the each teacher's grading system--what counts what. How much does homework count? daily quizzes?
projects? six weeks tests?It's hard to play the game unless you
know how to keep score.)
- Keep all assignments, handouts, tests etc. that are given back Keep a lists of grades made in each class.
(Equipment needed: an organized notebook.)
- Always record assignments as soon as they are given. Don't trust your memory.(Equipment needed: small date
book or assignment calendar.)
- Always use study time if
it is given at the end of class.
- Use study halls to study--
preferably the class you just completed prior to study hall.
- If at all possible, study the same time and same place
daily.(Equipment needed: a quiet spot free of distractions--one
you can call your own. Pencils, paper, dictionary, calculator, note cards,
- Ask for help as soon as you realize you don't understand--especially in math.(That's why we have coaches.)
- Process information each day.
Don't wait until right before a test.(Winners don't wait until
game day or the day before to practice. It's done daily.)
- Make flash cards of things
you think will be on tests as you come to them in class or homework. (definitions,
terms, vocabulary words, formulas, important dates) Keep these handy. Recite
the answers out loud often.(Equipment needed: index cards. I
like to punch a hole in them and keep them on a ring. If right brained,
use colored pencils.)
- Form a study group for major
- Take notes and keep them
organized and labeled .
- Do you best on every assignment.
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