So last week…we discussed how to study for a math test to make sure you know you know the information.
This week, I want to give you another technique that I also suggested to my student in studying for a math test.
First, make a chart like the one below: the concepts are running down the left hand side and whatever information you think is important go across the top. I have a few suggested in the picture below:
You’ll notice that I have a “don’t forget to…!” row. So many students say to me, “Oh no, I understand the problem, I just forgot to…” Because math is so detailed and precise if you do forget one little step the whole problem gets thrown off…and again we want to train the brain to catch the mistake and then correct it.
As always, I’m curious to know if you used this technique and how it went for you! If you would like more suggestions for study habits and tips please feel free to reach out.
So many of my students are so exhausted and stressed out when they come home from school..they take a nap and then find themselves up late again finishing their homework. Is that you as well? are In this video I show you a few very short, simple exercises to do before you start (or continue) to do your homework to help re-energize you before starting your homework.
After watching the video I would love to know: what do you do now to help energize yourself when you come home from school? Looking for more study tools and tips? Please feel free to reach out! I would love to talk with you.
Wondering how to prepare for finals? I was working with a student who said that he had so much homework he didn’t have time to study. I get it. It’s hard, as a student, when you are so used to be given a structure [homework] and then have to find your own structure for studying! Watch this video for tips on preparing for finals (and other tests). Then,comment below on how you are taking small active steps to make sure that you are prepared for test day!
Want to make sure that you stay in action? The accountability group may be perfect for you; a facilitated group for 9th and 10th graders in which students hold each other accountable for actions they want to complete throughout the week.
Contact me for more information! Also, I still have room in my Summer and Fall practice! I tend to fill up in October when students are already falling behind. Let’s talk about how we can put organizational and time management systems into place before the school year for a STRESSLESS beginning of the year.
Have trouble getting the first words of a first draft started? Do the words stay in your mind, until it’s perfect and then it’s 8pm before the final paper is due and your still staring at a blank page? Watch this video to find out about The Most Horrible First Draft Ever. Do you struggle with writing papers? Comment below about your struggles and strategies for getting started.
So…you have your notes, you’re all set to “study” and write that paper…but…how do you actually start? In this video, learn how to organize your information before you begin. And…please comment below, what are your favorite ways of organizing information?
For the month of March I will be making a video a day with a different study technique or study tip. I’m telling you this for two reasons: 1) so you know and can look for it. 2)for accountability-a topic that I will list at another time.
I’m still experimenting, but this week seems to have a theme of time management. more Watch this video to learn more about what you can do to ENSURE you never miss a deadliine….and be sure to leave your comments below!
Is your version of a To-Do List to write an essay, do your science project, and study for that math test? Watch this video to learn how to break down each assignment into smaller chunks, make a to-do list that’s actually…um, doable, and use a timer that allows you to take a break. How do you break down projects? Have you tried a to-do list? Please comment below!
Argh!! The finals are coming! Are you prepared? Watch this video to learn the first very simple step in preparing for finals. For more tips on studying or questions about academic coaching feel free to leave a question in the comments below or contact me!