Here are three techniques that can help.
Learn from the general to the specific. It’s easier to remember the little things if you’ve already learned the big things. Teach your teen to start by looking at the big picture. One good place to start is the course outline most teachers will hand out at the beginning of the year.
Make it meaningful. All of us remember things that matter to us (which is why your teen can probably rattle off 45 telephone numbers). Teach your teen to make a connection between the subjects he’s studying and the things, people, ideas or goals that matter to him.
Learn actively. It’s much easier for teens to remember things if their whole body is engaged in the learning process. So don’t just have your teen sit quietly while memorizing the elements for chemistry. Say them out loud. Walk around. Write them on a big piece of paper.
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