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									       Study Skills

How to Help Your Child be Ready
           for Tests
   Presented by Stan Ponder
                  Tip #1
 Stay organized. Don’t have loose papers
  in books. When a sheet gets finished, or
  book log gets filled out, put it immediately
  in a folder or backpack.
 Pack bags before going to bed. That way,
  the madness that is the morning rush
  won’t include leaving homework at home.
                 Tip #2
 EVERY night should have “homework
  time,” whether you have homework or
  not. If you don’t have any homework,
  read a book!
 Homework time should be the same time
  every night, whether it’s as soon as you
  get home, before dinner, or after dinner.
  That way, it becomes a routine, not a
                 Tip #3
 Be at school. Missing a lesson and doing
  the make-up work without it makes it
  twice as hard to do, plus it means you’ll
  have twice as much homework when you
  get back.
 BUT—when you’re seriously sick, stay
  home. If you’re puking or have a fever,
  you won’t be able to focus in class.
                  Tip #4
 Keep all returned homework. Many times,
  this is the best way to study, because the
  exact same types of questions that are on
  the homework will be on the test.
 If you miss a question, figure out why—if
  parents can’t figure it out, ask the teacher.
 Review the homework before the test—
  especially the ones you missed!
                  Tip #5
 Don’t read the entire chapter or section
  before a test. All you will do is confuse
 Easier method—take notes and study
  notes, look over old homework, or use a
  study guide if provided.
 For older kids—start making your own
  study guides weeks before the test.
  You’re not always going to get one!
                Tip #6
 Make flash cards—they’re not just for
 You can include multiple choice, short
  answer, or true/false questions.
 OR—make your own test, or even a game
  show with your old homework or study
                 Tip #7
 People remember:
 10% of what they hear
 20% of what they read
 50% of what they write
 80-90% of what they teach
 So students should be teachers, and
  parents can be students. You will
  remember a LOT more!
                  Tip #8
 Use your child’s strongest multiple
  intelligence to help them study!
 For example, musical = set the facts to a
 Or spatial = draw the events in social
 Or kinesthetic = do jumping jacks for
  times tables!
                Tip #9
 While scoring MAP tests, 60% of “wrong”
  answers were done correctly, but had a
  minor math error or missing word that
  made the whole thing wrong!
                Tip #10
 Believe it or not, GO PLAY!
 Exercise reduces stress.
 This does not mean exercise as in video
  games—it means go outside and play!
                Tip #11
 When taking a test, do the ones you
  know, and PUT A STAR next to the ones
  you don’t. Sometimes, questions you
  know may have clues in the questions you
  DO know!
 ALWAYS double check tests to make sure
  you have the answers you want (and that
  you answered every question).
                 Tip #12
 Tests are not something to be afraid of!
 Did you study?
 Did you listen?
 Did you work hard?
 If you answered YES to all these
  questions, why should you be nervous?
 Tests are the chance for you to show off!
       Thank you for coming!
 Next month: The Year in Review Part I
 5:30—MAP Testing and Your Child
 6:00—Internet Safety
 6:30—Multiple Intelligences

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