Encourage him to:• Find out what works best for him. This includes when to study, where to study and how to study. Does he need quiet or does he concentrate better with background noise? Can he work well at the kitchen table, or only in his room? Is it more efficient for him to complete one thing before starting another, or can he work on several things at a time? • Get his timing down. Can he work straight through for several hours, or does he need to work in 15 to 20 minute bursts? Some students find breaks refreshing, while others get distracted too easily.• Always read directions. Have your child ask himself if he really understands the directions. Then have him read them again. He can’t do the assignment if he doesn’t know what he is supposed to do.• Remember presentation. Teachers can’t give credit for homework they can’t read. His sloppy work shows disrespect for the teacher and himself—it bars him from demonstrating how much he really knows.
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