• Be Prepared to Learn


    How Do We Learn Best?


    School, homework, and studying. You probably already know a lot about these three things, but you can always use a few good tips on becoming a better student. Here are some tips on how to study effectively.

    • Be organized. Write down the dates your assignments are due and when you will have tests on a calendar or other place where you will be reminded often of your deadlines.
    • Turn your homework in on time.
    • Get a good night’s sleep before tests.
    • After you have studied by yourself, studying with a classmate or group can help you better understand hard concepts. Quiz each other.
    • Procrastination is your enemy. Avoid it.
    • Study for a set amount of time each weekday.
    • Take notes in class and from your textbooks on the most important lesson points. You can also make flash cards to remind yourself of key concepts.
    • Use any study guides or hints your teacher has given you.
    • Have a positive attitude. Complaining will only make learning harder.
    • Exercise. A healthy body will help you be more alert and awake to study.
    • If you’re having trouble understanding something, ask the teacher or one of your parents for help.
    • Read. Even when it’s not an assignment, reading good books will increase your comprehension and vocabulary.
    • Eat breakfast. You’ll need brain food throughout the day.
    • Study somewhere you can concentrate. Loud music or a lot of people around you can be distracting.