But he also has other classes and activities. How much time should he schedule?
Here are a few questions your teen can ask himself:
• How much time do I usually spend studying for this type of test? Have the results been successful? If your teen’s grades haven’t been as high as he would like, he should plan to spend more time studying.
• What grade do I have now? A teen who has a solid B that can’t be raised to an A might decide not to spend extra time studying. But if extra time can raise his grade, perhaps he should.
• What special studying do I need to do? Memorizing long lists of dates or names takes time. If your teen hasn’t read the material that will be covered on the test, that will take extra time, too.
• How should I pace myself? A teen who loves history might be able to study for two hours at a stretch. A subject like calculus, might be better in smaller chunks of time. Don’t forget study breaks. They will help your teen make the best use of his study time.
Once your teen has the answers to these questions, he’s ready to set up a schedule. After the test, check to see what worked. Over time your teen will learn how to use his time for the best results on tests.
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