My Favorite Tips for Staying Organized and Studying Effectively
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Here are some of the podcast episodes I regularly draw on when I’m advising students and my own children: (click the title to access the episode on our website.)
The key to effective studying for tests is a brain-based trick called “retrieval practice.” Most students forget to do this when studying. They might review their notes or text book, but they forget practice “retrieving” it from their brain (which means looking away from the source of the information and testing yourself to see how much you know).
There are some basic life and school skills that adults assume teens know how to do — but they really don’t!
Great tips for any time. (I personally like the homework routine and grade checking tips!)
Students often worry that studying effectively for tests will take more time than they have! In this episode, Gretchen takes a deep dive into retrieval practice, which is arguably the most important things students can do when studying.
One of the important ingredients of studying strategically is cultivating your willingness to try new strategies, even if they require effort and are uncomfortable.
Time management does not come naturally to teens, that’s for sure! But there are some simple actions parents can take to support their teenagers in becoming time aware, pro-active, anti-procrastinators.]]>