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Spring Study Skills Tips

Now is the time to be thinking about mid-terms. To prep for mid-terms and finals, get a 3-ring binder notebook per subject. Don't mix subjects or you will confuse yourself. Have tabs for notes, homework assignments, review, quizzes and tests and action items. Action items should include anything like notes of what you have due such as homework or upcoming tests, questions you have for your teacher or tutor, study schedule for upcoming tests and quizzes and, if you are taking an AP class, have your AP test plan and schedule there, too.

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huge tip I will leave you with is an easy way to retain information. It is guaranteed to result in your never having to cram again. Do homework so you are working for an hour, take a 15 minute break, study some more, take a break. Repeat. This will help you retain key information. But always make sure you are getting a good night sleep - at least 6 hours! I recommend the same routine with homework. On weeks you have a test, start this routine 2 days before your test date so on the day before test day, all you will be doing is a short review.

Always remember on the night before test day, to eat light the night before and make sure to get a good night sleep. On test day, have a good breakfast with plenty of protein and limit processed sugars.

Here's to your success!