It seems like not so long ago when I was studying in high school and college. Clearly though it was much farther away in time than my memory chooses to think it is since I have three kids beyond college now, one in high school and one in middle school. Their reality seems like my yesterday. With that said, I do try to instill some basic tips in my childrens’ studying routines to help guide them through their studies more easily and with less stress.
- Write it down – whether through flash cards or some other method. Writing it down adds a visual aid to your studying. We all learn differently and trying to use all methods helps tremendously to not miss any opportunities. If you are writing it in notepads – write it, read it, read it, read it…
- Create a song – nowadays (and yes, even when I was in school), you’d be hard pressed to find a student studying without doing something else at the same time. Create a song to your favorite tune with the important facts. It definitely does work. Have fun with it.
- Create a highlighting system – as you are sure you learn more and more, focus on what you have not learned yet.
- Take a break, get plenty of rest, and remember to eat properly and stay hydrated.
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