- Understand the assignment before leaving class.
- Question the teacher for specific details if the assignment is unclear.
- Write the assignment down in your assignment book.
- Have a regular time and QUIET place for study.
- Study early in the evening for best results.
- Do not watch TV or listen to the radio or stereo while studying.
- Set aside enough time to complete all your homework.
- Before you begin your study time, assemble all the materials you will need, such as books, pencil, paper, calculator, ruler, eraser, etc.
- Choose a place, such as a table or desk, where you can sit down and spread out your materials.
- Use a definite study plan.
- Learn to use special parts of each book (index, appendix, maps, charts, footnotes, etc.)
- Keep your notebook organized and up to date using dividers to separate different subjects.
- Keep an up-to-date assignment sheet to write down the subject, assignment, date assigned and date due.
- Read through the assigned material once to get the main idea, then select the main thought of each paragraph and make a list or outline of these topics.
- Use the dictionary to look up words you do not know.
- Make a note of questions/problems you need to ask the teacher about when you return to class.
- Test yourself to see how well you recall what you have studied. Example: Discuss what you have studied with your parents/guardians and or friends.