Tips For Success

 

Time Management


  • Prioritize what needs to be done!
  • Pre-plan each day how you will spend your time!
  • Negotiate your time if you have sports or out of school responsibilities!
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to do everything!

Organization


  • Keep your binders & take home folders neat and orderly.
  • Use your homework planner.
  • Do a 5 minute backpack clean-out nightly.
  • Do a WEEKLY backpack clean-out.
  • Keep a monthly calendar and mark in highlighter things you need to remember to do.

Studying


  • Reread your notes and write down any questions you have and ask the teacher the next day.
  • Make sure to reread any extra handouts/packets to reinforce what you’ve learned.
  • Outline important information and ask yourself what is important to know about the topic you learned and why.
  • Try applying this information to other things.

Homework


  • DO IT !!!! AND that means EVERY NIGHT !!!!
  • Do homework when you feel refreshed.
  • Pace yourself and take short breaks.
  • Call a buddy if you get stuck or ask for help from a parent.
  • Use any additional resources available to you.

Test Taking


  • Stay calm!
-Don’t cram the night before… Study a little each night.
  • Ask someone to test you or test yourself.
  • Study for meaning not just for memorization.
  • Read and reread the directions until you understand them.
  • Attempt every question, never leave one blank!
  • If you get stuck, take a few deep breaths and try to visualize by closing your eyes and picturing in your mind what you learned.