Unsurprisingly, being a successful student at school often takes much more than being naturally good at a subject or two. To really get the best out of school life and education in general your child will have to learn how to adopt good study habits and when best to use them. Exam season can be a stressful time for all students but with the right preparation and skills you can minimise this for your children and yourselves.
Brampton College, an independent college in London have pulled together the following six effective study habits that they believe to be valuable for all children.
Little and often can be a good way to introduce study time to your children’s daily routines. Rather than tying them down with a day full of all their homework and revision break it down into small manageable sections every day. Boredom is less likely to hit and the information they are learning can be absorbed much easier!
Dedicated study space
‘A clear space equals a clear mind’. This quote could not be truer when it comes to a study space for homework and revision. It is always a good idea to dedicate a space in your home to school work that is decked out with all of the appropriate stationery and equipment. Make sure there are no distractions like a TV or toys to make study time as efficient as possible!
Plenty of sleep and a nutritional balanced diet can do wonders for a children’s success in school. Make sure your children are getting at least 8 hours sleep a night and getting their 5 a day.
As with many things in life, a positive mental attitude is very valuable with regards to school. Students should adopt a can-do attitude and focus on their strengths.
Set realistic goals
Goals help motivate students to accomplish short-term objectives and keep them focused on the task at hand.
Being organised is a crucial skill for students, no matter their age, because otherwise things can slip through the cracks. Introduce a planner to stop anything being left until last minute.