ERIC Number: ED381910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Brush up Your Study Skills: Tips for Students and Parents.
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
This booklet offers suggestions to students on how to improve their study skills, with a focus on making more efficient and effective use of their study time. Chapter 1 presents tips for identifying one's optimal study conditions and getting organized. Chapter 2 focuses on time-management strategies, such as finding and using time to study. Ways to make study time more effective are described in the third chapter. Chapter 4 outlines the SQ3R method, which is comprised of the following stages--survey, question, read, restate, and review. Suggestions for taking good notes and ways in which parents can help their children study at home are also offered. Tips for preparing for and taking a test are offered in chapter 5, which describes how to match study techniques to one's learning style. For example, visual learners are encouraged to write lists of words and post them, make tables and timelines, and create flash cards. The use of performance portfolios as a multifaceted assessment tool is briefly discussed. In conclusion, students are encouraged to improve their study skills so that not only will they do well in school, they will continue to benefit from good habits throughout life. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Notetaking, Outlining (Discourse), Study Guides, Study Habits, Study Skills
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209-9988 (Stock No. 21-00521; $2.50 plus postage; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.