Study Tips






    2:15-2:20pm    Arrive home from school

    2:20-2:30pm    Organize your study materials and take a quick break

    2:30-3:15pm    Uninterrupted work

                            Complete the most difficult tasks first (usually Math or Writing assignments)

    3:15-3:30pm    Take a Brain Break (Eat a snack, use the restroom, stretch)

    3:30-4:00pm    Finish your work (Quickly get back to work after your break. Read your AR book silently, out loud to yourself, or out loud to a sibling if you finish early.)




    * *  PARENTS  * *
    PLEASE remember to monitor your child during their homework time.  Keep your child on-task and working hard.  Completing work on time should be rewarded by positive praise or other privileges.



    Know What to Study


     Write down assignments and due dates in your planner as they are given.

     Ask questions of your teachers and study buddies, as necessary, to make sure that you understood the directions and procedures for each assignment. 

     Don’t wait until the due date to ask the teacher for clarification!




    Make a Study Schedule


     Keep a regular study routine.  (Preferably from 2:30 – 4:00 pm)

     Skim over the materials to be studied first.

     Divide the assignment into smaller parts.

     Work on tasks for short, specific amounts of time.

     Consider long term assignments as daily homework (such as reports, projects, tests, etc.). 

     Avoid last-minute panic.

    o   Include part of long term assignments in each day’s homework tasks. 

    o   In other words, do a little piece each day.

     Reward yourself for completing the work on time!




    Choose a Quiet Place to Study


     Keep your study area free from distractions (no TV or music playing, keep away from small children or pets).

     Have enough space to spread out your work.

     Choose a large table, desk, or countertop to work from.




    Assemble Necessary Study Materials


     Make a realistic list of tasks to be completed.

     Keep your binder organized with folders for each subject, keep up to date on your planner, and keep track of your grades

     Make sure that all books, notebooks, pens, pencils, and paper are easily accessible

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