Strategies to Improve Your Study Skills

Strategies to Improve Your Study Skills

Children are taught new information every day in school, but in order for it be meaningful or useful, they have to be able to remember what they learn and apply it in different contexts.

Improve Your Study Skills for Lifelong Learning

Studying teaches children (and adults) how to grasp concepts efficiently – a skill that they’ll use in the classroom as well as the boardroom. Therefore, study skills aren’t just important for acing this semester’s test, they’re also important for how we learn throughout our life.

The best way to develop effective study skills is through strategy and practice. So, let’s discuss some of best strategies for building strong study skills: (more…)

Test Taking Tips to Help Students ACE Their Exams

Test Taking Tips to Help Students ACE Their Exams

It’s test-taking time and who wouldn’t want to guarantee success in ALL subjects? Luckily, there are several strategies that can help you to regulate your nerves and focus come test day. These helpful tips will improve information recall and processing speed.

If you utilize these tips along with bringing a positive attitude and a well-rested and well-fed YOU to school, then your test-taking skills will be unstoppable!

Techniques for success in ANY exam: (more…)

10 Tips for Successful Proofreading

10 Tips for Successful Proofreading

Does your child incorporate proofreading as part of their written work? Most of my students think that as soon as they put their final ending punctuation mark on their writing, it’s done!

The ability to assess and correct one’s own performance is a metacognitive skill. When students have a weakness in this area, they may neglect to proofread and check their work. Some students have difficulty staying on topic and veer off in a different direction or go on a tangent, losing sight of their topic or goal. Others make careless errors by rushing through their work or not paying attention to details.

Tips for Successful Proofreading:

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Online Research Tips & Techniques

Online Research Tips & Techniques

Having gone through school before the age of personal computers, I had to do research the old-fashioned way- at the library. And let me tell you, it required significantly more planning and work!

First, you had to plan to get to the library while it was open. Then, you had to physically search for books and articles and hope that they weren’t checked out by another student. Once you’d found the materials you needed, you then had to make sure you had enough dimes for the photocopy machine. Oh, and remember scrolling through miles of microfiche? Was I the only one who got dizzy and nauseous every time? (more…)