Homework will go better for your teen if she uses her strengths.
Take a look at the strengths below and help your teen determine the best way to study. If your teen has:
• Strong language skills, suggest she read her work aloud to herself.
• Strong math and logic skills, suggest she look for the “why?” in every assignment. Why did a character from history act as he did? Was his reasoning sound?
• Strong musical skills, suggest she study to music. She could even sing her work to herself.
• Strong spatial skills, suggest she draw pictures and diagrams whenever possible. People with strong spatial skills are good at picturing things in their heads. They understand things by seeing them, either in real life or in their minds.
• Strong movement skills, suggest she study while moving about the room, or change study spots often.
• Strong people skills, suggest she get together with a group to study.
• A desire to work independently, encourage her to think of extra-credit projects and suggest them to her teachers.
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