these common study traps with your teen so she can avoid them:
• “Where should I start?” At the start of each study session, your teen should make a list of the things she needs to do that day. Which are the most important? She should do them first.
• “I read it, but I don’t remember it.” Help your teen learn how to read actively. She should make a list of questions before she begins. After reading, she should be able to answer the questions.
• “I pretty much understood it.” After reading, your teen should take time for a short quiz. She should make up some questions that the teacher might ask, then try to answer them.
• “I like to study on my bed.” It’s easier for the brain to remember things in context. That is, if you have learned something while sitting at a desk, it’ll be easier to remember it when sitting at a desk.
• “I’m going to stay up all night.” Cramming just doesn’t work. Learning things in shorter chunks is the best way to remember them.
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