Study Tips

 

While your child may be able to do homework on his/her own now, it is unlikely that s/he will be able to take on the task of studying alone. Here are some studying tips:

 

  • Plan a study schedule. It will keep both you and your child on track and will prevent cramming the night before a test.

 

  • Break studying into manageable chunks. This helps your child retain more information and reduces test anxiety.

 

  • Set up a quiet study area for your child.

 

  • Look over the study guide and notes together.

 

  • If you have any questions about the material or test, don’t hesitate to ask me.

 

  • Work to your child’s strengths.  The following strategies work well for a variety of learning styles.  You may want to try a few to see what works best for you and your child. 

 

Study Strategies for third graders:

 

*Make and use flash cards.

*Create practice problems.

*Teach a friend, parent, or sibling.

*Help a friend to study.

*Write or say the answers when someone else reads you the questions.

*Rewrite vocabulary and definitions.

*Draw pictures to explain concepts.

*Make up songs or raps to help remember.

*Toss a ball as you answer questions.

*Use mnemonics like:

        Never Eat Soggy Waffles (North, East, South, West).

 

 

When we take tests, I encourage the students to answer easy questions first and star the difficult ones to return to them later.  In a multiple choice problem, they can also cross out the options that are definitely not the answer, to help narrow down the choices.

 

Happy studying!