Stress Management for Students

Students are under enormous pressure, and they experience a great deal of stress. Keeping up with studies and making good grades is difficult in itself, but there are also the added pressures of work and relationships. When everything starts to seem overwhelming, the use of stress management techniques can make life easier. Continue reading “Stress Management for Students”

Study Skills Quiz

Test your Study Skills

While there are many ways of improving your study skills, they are more effective if you know what your study habits and attitudes are like. Many students have no idea if they are having trouble with their time management, concentration or note taking skills, or if their problems are caused by a combination of problems. Use the following checklist to learn more about your study habits and attitudes.

There are three statements for each category. Read each statement and think about whether that statement applies to you. If it does apply to you, answer Yes. If it does not, answer No. Be sure to answer each statement honestly. Continue reading “Study Skills Quiz”

Tips for Taking Better Notes

One of the key elements in passing any course is taking good notes.  In order to learn the required information, your notes need to be thorough and organized in a way that makes them easy to review later.  For many students, however, note taking is a difficult task, and often notes end up with either too little or too much information to make them useful. Fortunately, there are several techniques for taking better notes. Continue reading “Tips for Taking Better Notes”

Tips for taking a test – Part 2

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8. Use your time wisely
The most crucial factor in taking a test is time. You need to always be aware of the clock when taking a test. Organize your time wisely. If a test you are about to take has a value of 100 points, in which two questions are each worth 25 points and a third question is worth 50 points you would divide your time so that ¼ of the test time is spent on the 25 point questions, and half of the test time is devoted to the 50 point question. This gives you a better chance at getting a high score. Continue reading “Tips for taking a test – Part 2”

How to Study from your notes

Do you take notes during class lectures and never seem to look at the notes again? If you are filing your class notes away, and not using the valuable information found in your notes, you may be missing a key study tool. Notes are a vital part of your success when preparing for a test, as they are one of the best sources of information you have. Using your class lecture notes may not be as intuitive as reading the textbook, but once you learn how to study from your lecture notes, you’ll learn more quickly.

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Taking Notes: Split-Page Method

split page methodWhile thorough notes are a vital part of making good grades, many students do not know how to take notes. Note taking is not a skill you are born with, but one that you learn. Unfortunately, most instructors assume that previous instructors have taught students how to take good notes. There are many ways to organize your notes, and the split-page method is one of the most popular.  For more information about learning effective study skills, try our free ebook on how to study. Continue reading “Taking Notes: Split-Page Method”

Taking Notes: Outline Method

Taking notes is not a skill that comes naturally to many students, but it is also not a skill that is taught in many classrooms. Note Taking is one of the most important study skills for High School Students and College Students. Because note taking is so important to educational success, it is important that students learn proper methods for taking thorough notes. The outline method of note taking is one that will look familiar to many students.
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How Teachers Can Teach Study Skills

Teaching Study Skills

Teachers, especially at the higher grade levels, often assume their students learned effective study skills in prior school years. As a result, students often make it to the college and university level with few study skills and poor study habits, leaving them unprepared for the more rigorous coursework. There are simple, effective techniques, however, that teachers can use at any grade level to teach their students to study.
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How Parents Can Teach Study Skills

Helping Children develop Study Skills

Children are not born with effective study skills, and those skills often are not taught in school. Parents can help ensure their child’s educational success by making sure they develop effective study skills. Unfortunately, many parents are not sure where to start. Two of the most important areas on which parents can place emphasis are setting priorities and organization.

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