How to Study after School

Here are some tips to organize your studying time!

How to Better Organize After School Studying?

The key to achieving success in every academic discipline is practice, practice and more practice. However, this is where many students struggle the most: finding the time and the right methods to study after school. If you want to help your child study better, here is a simple to-do list:

Find the best method for your kid

Children have their own individual studying patterns, some of them prefer to study by themselves, some kids learn more when they participate in study groups, while other children, especially students with learning difficulties, might require a help of a professional tutor. You have to first recognize your child’s needs, try different methods and evaluate the results. Remember that the key to successful studying is regularity: even the best tutor will not be able to help your child, if they meet sporadically. Schedule a time for after school studying every week and check if your child adheres to it.

Take regular breaks

It is good to have a strict studying schedule, but breaks are also important. Regular breaks help boost child’s creativity and approach the task at hand with more enthusiasm.

Intensify as the exam approaches

If the after school studying is meant as a preparation for the upcoming exam, remember to start studying early and intensify as the day of the exam approaches. For example, start from doing simple Singapore Math exercises a few weeks before the day of the exam and progress to more complex issues, while increasing the workload. Never let your child study overnight before the exam, it will only make him feel more tired and stressed out on the day of the exam, plus this kind of behavior supports bad studying habits and false convictions that everything can be mastered within a few hours and there is no need to learn on a day to day basis.

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Study Strategy: THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE

Try out this simple and effective time management and study strategy, named the Pomodoro Technique.

It helps to break up big tasks into smaller tasks, so that we don’t feel so overwhelmed by the task. Sometimes, students feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of material to study, so they don’t feel like starting. Using this method may be effective for beating procrastination and increasing efficiency.