Good Study Habits
There’s more to studying than reading a chapter or reviewing a list of words. Help your child study
actively with these three tips.
1. Begin at the end.
If your child has a textbook chapter to study, she can start by reading the questions at the back. That way, she’ll be on the lookout for key facts.
2. Keep paper and pencil handy.
Suggest that your child make notes while she studies. She might jot down names, dates, or formulas, for example.
This will help her understand and remember what she is reading. And if there’s a part that confuses her, she can write questions to ask her
3. Link it to real life.
The material will be more meaningful and easier to remember if your child sees how it applies to her life. Say
she’s learning about different types of clouds. Have her spot them in the sky and try to predict what kind of weather they’ll bring
Olivia Taylor, M. Ed
Sweetwater Elementary School