Good Study Habit #5

Try to prepare ahead.

Both your interest and your retention rate will soar if you have read, in advance, material that your teacher will be presenting.

Engage yourself! 

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Good Study Habit # 3

It is essential to look back at the notes you take in school each day, and to review them again before the week has ended. 

Simple as that sounds, it is often the difference between average and excellent marks, or between passing and failing, in some cases.

Short, frequent reviews produce stronger results in the long-term.  

(P.S. All-nighters are never required!)

First Week of Class !

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1.    Listen carefully to what your teacher(s) has to say.
           Everyone will be excited, and lots of noise and activity may be taking place,             practise “tuning out” the buzz of activity when the teacher is making a point             so that you don’t miss it !

2.    Write down any important information. 

  • what supplies does the teacher require you to have
  • do you need a separate binder for each subject or dividers in one binder
  • will you be keeping a journal for this course
  • are there certain methods she/he wants you to use for taking notes (if so – what are they – make a note of it!)
  • are there any papers, notes, notices on the board, or other information that you should pick up
  • is there an outline of the course material
  • is there a list of reading materials (books)

Note:   Use your student planner !
If there is anything you don’t understand, try to ask the teacher.
After you receive all this information, make sure that your parents / guardians receive this information promptly to that they can help you gather the materials required.

REMEMBER:    Check back with this list over the next couple of weeks to make sure      that you have gathered the correct materials and information and to make sure that you are following proper procedure (for taking notes, etc.).