Whether school comes easy to your child or not, whether he’s a straight C student or she’s been on the honor roll her entire life, all kids can benefit from proper study habits. Here are 5 easy tips to help improve your child’s grades this semester It is never too early or too late to start!
Start with the homework that is hardest for your student. If you start with the hardest subject, your brain will be fresh.
Develop effective memorization techniques. You can use lists when having to memorize several things e.g. (formulae). Flash cards are good for memorizing large amounts of grouped information
Develop critical reading skills. As students move into higher grades, they’re assigned larger and more complex reading assignments. Poor reading skills or an inability to read for important information will make these assignments a burden and undermine overall academic success. It is essential to develop good reading skills early in life.
Improve test-taking strategies. A poor test result doesn’t always mean that the student doesn’t have a good grasp of the academic material or skill gaps. It’s possible that the student understands the material but doesn’t take tests well. An effective test-taking strategy includes: learning how to prioritize material when studying for a test; preparing for a test over several days and not just the night before; coping with stress during the test; and managing time during a test so that all sections or areas are completed.
Ask yourself questions. Asking questions should lead to emphasis on the what, why, how, when, who and where of study content. Ask yourself questions while you read or study. Answering them will help to make sense of the material, and aid you in remembering it, because the process will make an impression on you. Those things that make impressions are more meaningful, and therefore more easily remembered.