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5 Tips To Help Your Child Study Smart

When your children are learning new topics, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time they need to truly understand it all. This studying technique can help them stay focused and take on more information with shorter study sessions. Here are some of the best tips.

  1. Pay Attention – Good Studying Starts in Class
    Did you know that before your children even begin studying, they’ve already started? Here’s what we mean. When they pay attention in class and take good notes, they are starting the process of learning and studying. Do your kids have trouble paying attention in class? Are they sitting next to a loud person? Is it hard to see the board? Ensure that they’re sitting in a good seat that lets them pay attention. Tell their teacher about any problems that are preventing them from paying attention and taking good notes.
  2. Know The Difference between Recognition and Recollection
    Recognition requires a trigger for your children to remember something, and they may not get that on a test. Encourage them to study actively with focus on recollection. Quiz them and ensure that they don’t just glance over highlighted notes.
  3. Study in Chunked Sessions
    Your children’s ability to retain information diminishes after about 25-30 minutes, so break it up into multiple, smaller sessions. Reward them with fun activities during their breaks.
  4. Take Good notes
    For the older kids especially, encourage them to find a note-taking method that works and expand on them after their class to increase their retention and understanding.
  5. Sleep Tight!
    So the test is tomorrow and your kids have followed their study plan. But suddenly, they can’t remember anything, not even 3×3! Tell them not to panic! Their brain needs time to digest all the information they’ve given it. Try to get a good night’s sleep and they’ll be surprised by what comes back to them in the morning.

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