With only half a semester left until the school year is over, the last stretch is always the hardest. Why not end the school year off with a bang and get good grades? Most students are tired of school by now, and practically lose the effort to finish their grueling assignments and stay on top of their tests. Here are some nice study tips that will not only help you finish the school year, but will be practical in the long run.
For Math and Science, take notes on each lesson discussed. Write down good examples within your notebook that your teacher or textbook gives you. This is to not only help you get used to the process, but as well as a quick resource for you to come back to for homeworks and studying for tests.
Highlight any important key terms or formulas. Using this method helps you remember any vocabulary for History, English, and Social Studies, as well as keep those formulas for Math and Science easy to find.
Do your assignments at the first moment you have time or when you get home. The longer you wait to complete your assignments, the harder it will be to recall what you had learned in class. It is also best to get it out of the way as soon as possible. This way you have more time for yourself and other activities.
Write down any questions you have. If you are doing your homework and have a question on a specific topic, write it down on your homework. When you go to class, ask your teacher and write down the answer to that question. This is so you can understand what you didn’t before and when studying for test, it helps to remember any hiccups you had and overcome them.
Ask your classmates for help. Remember, the teacher will not always be around to help you, so your classmates are the next best thing. If both of you are having trouble, two brains are better than one. Work the problem out together.
When it comes to studying for a test, make a note card. Even though you may not be able to use it on the test, it helps you organize your thoughts. Narrow down the information to the important key terms you’ll need to study. Writing also helps your brain remember the information as well.
Flash cards are also another good way to study for a test, even though it may be more tedious. However, it is better to carry a small wad of flash cards around, rather than a notebook or text book.
If you are studying for a Math test, find a whiteboard. This not only helps you with correcting mistakes faster, but it helps to see the bigger picture as well. You can take a step back and look at the problem. Also, you don’t waste as much paper.
Listen to music. Finding a nice upbeat playlist is a great way to motivate yourself when completing homework assignments or studying for tests.
These tips will help you become better at school, and will prepare your for college. Just make sure to take good care of yourself as well because without the right nutrition and a good night’s rest, your body will have a harder time receiving information. Good luck on the rest of the school year and your future education!