Tip #10Select a consistent place to study. Some people need total quiet while others can studywell with music in the background. The key is to find acomfortable place and study there regularly, such as thekitchen table, a desk, a favorite chair, bed, etc.
Tip #9Don’t wait until the last minute. Study a little every night instead ofcramming late the night before the test. A goodnight’s sleep helps. Bleary eyes and a tired bodydo not.
Tip #8Use your agenda book and use it! Most students have an agenda book,but they don’t write anything in it. OnMonday, write down all of the week’sassignments. Most teachers have themposted in the classroom.
Tip #7Search Online for Additional Information Most of your teachers have assignments posted ontheir websites. Take time to review them. You can also GoogleSearch for more informationabout your lesson.
Tip #6Stay organized throughout the year. Most students have many binders and folders, butthey do not use them. Many stuff every single paperfrom school into one binder. Half of their papersbecome misplaced or lost. Do not use the “shove”method when papers are returned, i.e. shove everythingin one binder. Take the time and place them in the correct folder.
Tip #5Make study cards. On the front of a note card write the word oridea. On the back, write the definition orimportant information. Have a friend or parentask you about the word and/or provide adefinition.
Tip #4Make your own study guide.Make a list of the important information from achapter and write it in your own words.Copy down any words that are written in boldor in italics.Look at chapter headings, section headings andreview sections at the end of a chapter for otherimportant information to add to your studyguide
Tip #3Talk about assignments with friends. Discussing assignments with friends isanother great way to study. This is veryhelpful when studying for novel tests.Friendly discussions about books helpdeepen understanding.
Tip #2If you are struggling, ask for help.Start by talking to your teacher!!!Teachers ALL have e-mail addresses– if you’re at home;its worth a try to e-mail us a question. No promises it ischecked that evening– but worth a shot! (email@example.com)We have TONS of free extra help here in Bensalem!!!Your guidance counselor generally has a list of tutors inthe area.
Tip #1Make academics a focus in your life. Studying takes time and effort. Get organized, askfor help and put forth effort aimed at improving yourstudy habits now. The lessons taught in middle school are buildingblocks for high school and college. Starting good studyhabits now will help you later in life. It does take moreeffort to study and to become organized; however,academic success will make you feel good aboutyourself and your parents smile.