Dear Amy: I want to do well on my final exams this semester. Do you have any good study tips to share?— Gilbert S., San Diego
Dear Gilbert: Forming good study habits now will help you every year you are in school. The first thing to do is set aside a regular time for studying. I like to have a healthy snack after school and then get my homework done right away so I have the rest of the evening for other activities. I find that if I wait until later, I am too tired and it takes longer.
When I am studying for a test, I begin preparing the week before, because I know I will have an easier time remembering information I need for the test. I plan on rereading the material and highlighting important facts in my notes the first night, and then the next night I make flash cards and make plans for a study group.
Classmates can quiz each other to make studying more interesting and help determine which areas you still need to study.
You’ll find these and other great ideas at Good Study Habits: Study Tips to Help Kids Study Well, fit.webmd.com/kids/move/article/good-study-habits.
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