Developing time-management, planning and organization skills is essential for learning and retaining vital information. Combining these skills along with the right tools, such as planners, will help your students make positive study choices to successfully complete assignments and prepare for tests.
5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Study Session
Students can use these tips to better prepare for a study session — saving both time and stress along the way:
Plan Out Allotted Time Until Test/Assignment Due Date
Prioritizing assignments to make the most of available study time starts with using a planner. Important tools like planners are essential for educators and students to prioritize their tasks. Setting goals, planning homework time, and checking things off a to-do list are only a few reasons why planners are a vital tool in the development of study skills.
Schedule Time For Assignment/Test Prep
Highlight times in the schedule that are important for an assignment or upcoming test. Having this visual in a planner will help students prepare beforehand and ensure that adequate time is given to the tasks.
Organize Necessary Materials – Prep The Work Area
Preparing the study area before starting will help keep productivity flowing. Gather the planner and any necessary reading, notes, pens and pencils. The less time spent getting up to grab a forgotten item, the better chance of retaining more information during the study session.
Eat A Snack Before – Water During
Studying or working on a task is difficult with food on the brain. Plan ahead by having a healthy snack before a study session and keep a bottle of water nearby. Hydration and a nutritious snack will help the brain focus and engage in productive studying.
Break Large Assignments Into Smaller, Manageable Bites
Break tasks into smaller chunks to work on over time instead of trying to tackle the entire project in one session. Manageable mini-tasks will help keep stress levels low and help students be more prepared for tests.
Teaching Students Test Preparation And Study Skills In Class
Students growing up in the 21st century will need time management skills. These skills are a great step towards success in life. The key to helping students develop positive study habits is to discuss and practice time management, planning and organization in class. Using effective lesson plans and utilizing student planners are essential to building study skills that will transfer into students upper-level education and professional lives.
Check out these downloadable lesson plans that work in cooperation with Premier student planners. Get your students on the road to being effective and productive with the right skills to excel.