7 Back to School Tips for great Study habits
Tip 1: Make it a routine that all school work is remove from the back pack daily
This rule can apply to all students whether they are in kindergarten or a senior in high school. As you enter the house with your children, designate a place for them to put all of their work for you to review. No more days of asking your child for homework and they tell you they do not have any. It is imperative that you create routines and follow through with checking to ensure all homework is complete.
Tip 2: Set aside two hours to go through the lessons of the day
School is the easiest when work is done in class. The true test of understanding is when your child can knowledgeably explain lessons. Set aside time to go through worksheets, peruse through reading, proof read writings. Once you have a basic understanding of the lesson, you can betters assist or check the accuracy of the assignment.
Tip 3: Do a trial run of the assignment before finalizing answers
Before your child begins to make errors and create endless eraser streaks and holes in the page, have them do it on a separate paper. I would suggest investing in a dry-erase white board to help make the problem solving process easier. This gives you a chance to help work through the problems in details with your child and answer any questions that may come up.
Tip 4: Double check all the work.
Have your child go through everything that was assigned for homework to check for accuracy. After they check everything and is confident with their answers, you check behind them reviewing the work to minimize the possibility of submitting mistakes. If everything looks good, kudos to both you and your child; however, if you come across some answers that are incorrect, go through the problem again step by step. If you still are having trouble with finding the correct solutions, have your child make a note next to the problem and be sure to specific address it with their teacher.
Tip 5: Create rewards and consequence guidelines
Build excitement for success by rewarding your child and continuously praising and encouraging them for their efforts. Schoolwork is not always fun, but doing it as a team can change your child’s perspective about education. Providing consequences for the lack of effort is just as important as rewarding your child. Set a few rules and guidelines to create boundaries for school. When schoolwork is incomplete, or if it is evident that time is not spent studying, and understanding the lessons, reasonable consequences should be implemented.
Tip 6: Keep an open line of communication
Asking your child about their day can seems so simple, but you can learn a lot about their joys and their struggles. Engage with interest in all things that your child is involved with; this is your time to just listen, and offer advice when necessary. However, don’t be too critical, there is a time to address concerns. Remind your child of the results of academic success by highlighting other similar students who excelled in their schoolwork.
Tip 7: Get plenty of sleep
There is only 24 hours in a day. At least eight hours are spent working or in school, and another four hours to wrap up the day. Give yourself and your child enough time to whine down the day. Studies have show that students require 8-10 hours of sleep to rejuvenate their body and brain.