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Study Tips

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Study Tips

from How to Get Good Grades in Ten Easy Steps

by Linda O’Brien

 

Step One

Believe in yourself.

  • Believe in yourself and your abilities.
  • Recognize the talents and abilities you have.

 

Step Two

          Be organized.

  • Use a student planner.
  • Break down assignments.
  • Use three-ring notebooks for class notes.
  • Use folders for schoolwork.
  • Have phone number for classmates.
  • Keep your locker and backpack neat.
  • Get organized before you go to bed.

 

Step Three

Manage your time well.

  • Use class time and study halls.
  • Create your own study plan.
  • Eliminate disruptions.

Step Four

Be successful in class.

  • Be in school every day, on time.
  • Learn how to adapt to different teachers.
  • Be prepared for each class.
  • Sit in the front of the class, if possible.
  • Be aware of your body language.
  • Always do your homework.
  • Be a good group member.
  • Participate in class.
  • Treat others with respect.
  • Involve your parents.
  • Take responsibility for your grades.

 

Step Five

Take good notes.

  • Be an active listener.
  • Take notes to help you pay attention.
  • Recognize important information.
  • Take notes that are easy to read.
  • Go over your notes as soon as possible.
  • Get copies of notes and handouts if you are absent.

 

Step Six

Read to learn.

  • Survey.
  • Read.
  • Review.

 

Step Seven

Study smart.

  • Find a good place to study.
  • Get started.
  • Know your learning style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic).
  • Organize your study time.
  • Know how to study for tests.
  • Know how to memorize and remember information.
  • Develop your public speaking skills.
  • Know how to write a paper.

 

Step Eight

Be a good test taker.

  • Get off to a good start.
  • Develop a plan.
  • Mark the questions you want to return to.
  • Increase your odds on multiple-choice questions.
  • Look for key words in True/False questions.
  • Know how to approach essay questions.
  • Improve your math test scores – estimate, draw picture, show all work.
  • Be prepared for open book tests.
  • Check your answers.
  • Go over all returned tests.

 

Step Nine

          Reduce test anxiety.

  • Study early.
  • Mentally practice going through the test.
  • Review the night before and then get a good night’s rest.
  • Try self relaxation.

 

Step Ten

          Get help when you need it.

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