One of the most
important things to learn as a child is how to study. Here are a
Yes, yes, it takes time. You'll find it will
take less time, if you are not watching TV or listening to radio.
Go to the quietest place in the house and learn to concentrate.
Let's say you have to do math homework. A rule
of thumb is DON'T start doing the assigned problems! You
should read the chapter first.
What is the chapter heading? Headings are
important. The writer of the book is trying to tell you
something ... read the chapter and the headings in the chapter.
After you understand what the chapter is trying to
tell you, read the body of the headings carefully.
Only after the above has been done, should you try
to do the assignment.
Now this is the most outlandish suggestion yet, but it
works. Here goes! Review all the chapters before the one you
are in now by looking at the chapter headings one after another every
day you study? How can this be possible? Well, the first
week, it is easy. As the semester advances, you can still do it in
10 minutes. You can review all the headings, formulas or sidebar
information in a book in about 10 minutes. If you do this each
day, you will be an A student.