Why Listen? High school GPA matters! Harder, more time-consuming courses More independent learning More to balance EXAMS These skills are useful even beyond high school
Study Skills – In Class Pay attention! Laptops closed Eat breakfast & during break! Pick up on what’s important & take note Be focused on the class you’re in—not homework for the class you have next that you haven’t finished yet Side note: teachers can tell when you’re not paying attention
Study Skills – @ Home Taking Notes Plan out note-taking for long chapters Find your own method Handwritten? Typed? Color code
Study Skills – @ Home Taking Notes Studying Plan out note-taking for long Eliminate distractions chapters Know how you study best Find your own method Study your notes Take notes off notes Handwritten? Typed? Group vs. individual Color code Take breaks Don’t cram! Think long-term
Organization Find a method that works for you! Binders, backpacks, working space Keep track of assignments & be aware of busy times Agenda? iCal? iProcrastinate? Schoolhouse? APACs, ends of quarters
Time ManagementProcrastinate smartlyMake a task listHow long do you spendon each subject?Flexes and weekends?When do you focus best?Work hard, play hard!