We are quite familiar with the art of studying.
Not only from our experience as students, but also as tutors.
Along the way we’ve met countless students who are certainly not ‘dumb’ – quite the opposite in fact – but regularly struggle to get good grades.
Along the way we’ve collected a huge amount of ‘data’ about how an academically successful teen studies, what work they do, how they do it, and how it pays off.
Teens that ace exams have three things in common – the motivation to get good grades, the drive to hit the books, and the knowledge of what works best for them when they study. (We call this last one their Study Formula.)
The 6 articles below comprise our Studying 101 Series. They will give you tangible study advice that will help propel your teen to exam-conquering heights!
You want your teen to adopt the same study habits kids who get straight-A’s have.
With that in mind, here are our top 5 tricks and bits that great students use when they study…
The title is pretty self-explanatory – three ‘rules’ every student should know about effective and efficient studying.
Not surprisingly, the teens who do well at school tend to have a very similar attitude towards studying and doing their schoolwork, while those who don’t do so well also have a number of things in common…
Studying with purpose is something all academic achievers do.
If studying isn’t purposeful there’s no point in doing it. If you fire an arrow without having a target it’s not going to hit anything…
Some students learn best by creating a picture in their mind and committing that to memory. Others are incredibly good at storing information by what they hear. Some like to feel what they are learning, by physically doing something or mentally placing themselves in a situation.
Taking advantage of their learning style is a crucial part of your teen figuring out how to study in way that guarantees results for THEM…
When sitting in an exam room, it can be a lifesaver to have some ‘memory jogs’ prepared to help remember the pesky little bits of information.
Studying to understand is always going to be the best recipe for success, but there will always be some things that your teen will need to rote learn. This is how we make sure we nail it…
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