Top Study Tip #1: Read the Text Book!

It seems rather obvious but we work with a lot of students. Guess what? Today's teenager often thinks that reading the headings and using the power point is enough to score well on the test. Its not. It's so important to actually read the textbook. 

READ THE TEXTBOOK

It seems almost antiquated but a lot of what the teacher tests comes directly out of the book.  

USE THE HEADINGS

When reading the textbook, be efficient and use this time to create outlines and flashcards as you go so that you aren't stuck the night before creating all your study materials!  Using the headings can be a great way to understand what is important.  

USE THE BOLDED TERMS

They are there for a reason. Use the bolded terms in the book to help guide as to which terms are most essential to memorize for that upcoming test!

TRY TO SUMMARIZE THE INFORMATION IN YOUR OWN WORDS

So many students we work with just copy down the textbook verbatim.  Where is the thinking in that!  You cannot possibly memorize all of that information. Instead, try to break down the paragraphs into digestible bites!

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