• Eat something! It’s food for your
• Food is converted into ATP that your
body and brain use for energy.
• Focus only on your WORK. You can’t
watch T.V., listen to music and stay
focused at the same time.
• Challenge yourself.
• Write down everything you know
BEFORE looking at your notes to
identify what you don’t know.
• Divide the material you don’t know.
Learn one thing at a time using your
best strategies ( words, pictures,
• Quiz yourself. Don’t move on to the
next set of information without really
knowing the previous set well.
• Take breaks. Stand up. You lose
concentration when you lose blood
flow. Stay sharp.
• Picture it. Visual illustrations of a
concept help you remember key
• Use memory tricks.
it is like …because
“homey stays as is”
• Acronyms like
• Make graphic organizers to learn the
key parts of larger concepts.
• Study with a partner who wants to
work and learn as much as you do-
not a play friend.
• Learn and understand it, then teach
• It also allows you and your partner to
double check each other.
• Relate what you are learning to real
life (especially your own) and you will
more likely remember it.
• Don’t rush through the material (or
• Pick out key terms and summarize
• Learn things in pairs, like
photosynthesis and cellular respiration
• Know WHY you are pairing them,
(synonyms or opposites).
• You get out what you put in to
• Some have to work harder to get the
• Be confident and think positive.
• You know more than you think you
• Believe you can do it.