Study Tip Archive - May 2008
"Study at least three times per week so you don't need to cram."
Student, Grade 5
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
"I study only when I am in the mood to study. I don't have fixed times."
Student, A 2002
Mumbai, Indiana, India
"Concentrate on 1 subject at a time and take a break after 45 minutes because your brain can only remember so much at one time. Also, study the material at least 3 days before the test."
Student, 6th Grade
Richmond, Virginia, USA
"I monitor my fifth grade son's schoolwork. But I'm not all over him. It's his responsibility and his learning. I give support and reasonable help but, I don't do his work for him. If he doesn't do his assignments the right way, the consequences are on him."
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
"Keep your work and papers for each subject in its own folder. Every day throw away stuff no longer needed. This way each folder is up to date and ready to use."
Student, Tenth Grade
Helena, Montana, USA
"Teachers don't give the grades. You earn them! You must understand this."
Student, 8th Grade
Cerritos, California, USA
"If you don't know what you have to study or have poor notes, like myself, ask your teacher to help you prepare you a study guide."
Edmonton, Alberta, USA
"Don't procrastinate. Don't get too tense before exams. Be cool and calm. Cultivate the habit of good writing from the start. Develop good handwriting because it'll fetch you higher marks. Study the subject with involvement."
"Go to a quiet place and read your book or your papers out loud and try to concentrate on what you are reading. Picture the words in your mind as you say them and try to sit in a place alone with no one in the room. Write little notes to help you and pick up your dictionary and keep it with you to help you with any word."