Study Skills

Study Skills

Basic study skills can help students stay organized, retain information learned in class, and avoid having to cram for tests and quizzes. Below are strategies and resources for students to integrate into their study habits.

Questions to ask yourself

  • Have you reviewed your notes/what you learned in class today? Can you summarize what you learned? If not, use your thinking maps and summarize. Preparation for tests and quizzes begins after the first day of class.
  • Do you understand? Can you answer the objectives the teacher provided? 
  • Can you use the term in a sentence and explain the importance?
  • Do you really understand, or are you just regurgitating what the teacher said? 
  • Questioning: Did you ask clarifying questions? What questions do you have for the teacher the next day? Make note of them and get them answered.

Daily Studying Tips

  • Do your homework.
  • Talk to your teacher. Ask questions during class or meet with your teacher before or after school if you need additional assistance.
  • Teach someone else (this will help you realize what information you really don’t understand).
  • If you are absent, take the time to learn what you missed. Check in with your teacher upon your return to class.