By Colleen Palat
As an educator, I can often tell which students have good study habits and those who dont. I have found that those who don’t have good study habits suffer from low grades, and oftentimes, low self esteem. Many times, they just don’t know how to study! As educators, I believe it’s our responsibility to not just teach the material, but to educate our students on how to learn and maintain the information.
Effective study habits are essential for achieving and maintaining a high GPA. If your students don’t have good study habits, it will be hard for them to achieve high marks on their report card.
Try implementing these 10 study habits with your students and see their learning capacity grow!
- Keep your desk and materials organized and tidy.
- Schedule in your study time and stick to it!
- Set short-term goals for each study session and reward yourself when you meet those goals.
- Read the chapter of information that will be covered the following day. Write down any questions you have that pertain to that subject.
- Make it a point to try and use new terms and concepts in order for them to really sink in.
- Don’t study for hours on end. Study for 45 minutes and then take 15 minutes off.
- Try and correspond your class notes and textbook information.
- Make sure to cut out all distractions: telephones, TV, iPods, surfing the net, loud areas, etc.
- Go to bed after you study. Your brain will mull over what you just learned while you sleep. There will be a good chance you’ll remember it pretty well when you wake up.
- Keep a positive attitude about your studies. If you find yourself dreading your studies, change your attitude and think how exciting it is to learn something new!
Make sure to review these study habits frequently with your students and make sure theyre implementing them in their regular studies. If they do, I know they’ll see their grades improve!