In our most recent webinar, we shared the best study tips and strategies for a great school year. We received many questions from parents and students during the live webinar about study skills, organization, and time management. We wanted to share the answers to a few of our favorites. Take a look!
Should I use folders or binders to organize my papers?
Great question! Organization is a key study skill. We recommend you experiment with different methods of organization until you find the one that works for you. You could try binders, folders, or even binders AND folders. If one option seems to work for you, then go for it!
What do you recommend for taking notes?
Taking notes is key to academic success. Find the process that works best for you! Research suggests that handwritten notes can be more useful than typed notes, but you should take notes in the way that best helps you capture the important points and keep them organized for studying later on.
How do you get a 6th grader to start using a calendar?
It’s never too early to practice organization and time management skills, and a calendar is a great step! You might see if your 6th grader may be more willing to keep track of test dates, due dates and school events on a calendar app on a phone, tablet, or school computer. Sometimes being on a device actually helps!
Does C2 help students follow these study strategies if a student struggles with study skills?
Absolutely! Our teachers weave study skills into lessons to ensure that students aren’t only learning subject information, but also developing the necessary skills to become lifelong learners. This is key to what C2 offers our students and families.