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Study Skills

What can students do to improve their grades?

1.) Understand that studying for an exam begins with the very first set of notes or assignment that the teacher gives for a particular unit

2.) Be diligent to undertand the content taught each day. Spend 5-10 minutes reviewing the notes/assignments each evening (especially for the hardest classes). If there is little understanding, staying for tutoring or simply asking the teacher some follow-up questions the next day may be helpful.

3. Use the "Agenda" issued to every student free of charge at the beginning of the school year to record homework assignments and when they are due.

4. Stay organized. Have a binder with folders for each class (or at least the most difficult ones).

5. Always come prepared to class with pencil, highlighter, and paper (and book if applicable).

6. Spend extra time studying notes, assignments, and book a few days before the unit exam (for example, spend 20 - 25 minutes for 3 evenings studying for an exam instead of "cramming for 45 - 60 minutes the night before)