8 Ways to Better Grades - Outside the Classroom
Want to know the secrets of a top Educational Tutor? Here are Buddy System's expert tips to
help improve your child’s grades at home.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2010 -- Having trouble motivating your children to do their homework?
Learn how to help your kids develop habits that will make them stand out in class:
Most students work best when they are organized. How is your child’s binder organized? Does he/she have a
working system? Use subject dividers and encourage your child to maintain them through the semester. Being
organized makes it easier to find things. Have your child track all the homework in one place. Purchasing a small
spiral book and teach your child to write every assignment in one place. You can help your child reduce the time
spent fishing crumpled assignments from pockets or calling friends. At night, have your child check off
completed assignments and file them in the proper section of his binder.
2. Planning Ahead.
To eliminate the frantic cramming before a big test, have your child begin studying earlier, working on portions
of the material each night. By spending the night before the big test reviewing notes, your child will feel less
pre-test anxiety and the control of preparedness.
One great study technique is outlining. Students retain more information by writing than by skimming over a
particular text. (Outlining also provides for comprehension, and is very different from highlighting). Your child
should begin to outline chapters the moment they are introduced. The notes serve as a handy study reference.
4. Peace & Quiet.
The best way to concentrate is to work in a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. To avoid the numerous distractions in
today’s hectic households, consider clearing some space on the dining room table so the student can spread out
materials easily. Make sure that any distractions are kept at bay J Telephones, radios and televisions should be
out of ear and eyes