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ERIC Number: ED233814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
How to Help Your Children Achieve in School.
Weinstein, Claire E.; And Others
Parents can make a difference in their children's academic success. Certain skills, attitudes, and behaviors characterize successful learners. Specifically, parents can help their children become more successful students in five ways: (1) to develop better skills for paying attention to school work, parents can use positive self-talk and positive images, questions related to the task, and specific study goals; (2) to improve self-motivation and interest in school work, parents can help children realize that they can improve their school performance if they work at it; (3) to teach techniques for learning and remembering, parents can assist children to ask questions, make inferences, create analogies, find the main idea, and categorize information; (4) to encourage study and note-taking skills, parents can help children find a place and time for studying, preview the material, read and generate thoughts, take notes, and self-test; and (5) to improve test-taking ability, parents can redirect children's attention away from fear of failure and toward productive ways to do well on the test. (BJD)
Descriptors: Attention Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes, Mnemonics, Notetaking, Parent Education, Parent Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Improvement, Student Motivation, Study Skills, Test Wiseness
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock #065-000-00176-4, $3.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.