Step 1: Getting Organized
You should have a fixed time to study daily.Daily study and perseverance is the key to school success.About 45 minutes should be devoted to study for the first grade and fifteen minutes should be added for each grade. For example,a first grade student will study for about 45 minutes whereas a student of the fifth grade shall study for about 1 hour 45 minutes.
Step 2: Organize Your Study Place and Supplies
The chair should be of the right height and should have a straight back so that you can study without hunching over. It is okay to lie around while reading a story book ,but for study you should sit up straight.The back should support your lower back so that long study periods at your chair do not get tiresome.
There should be ample lighting so that you do not strain your eyes. An overhead light is good enough but a table lamp over your shoulders is even better.
You should have a few basic supplies ready at your desk.Below is a list of some basic supplies most students require-
You should also have some office supplies-
Warning:-Utility knives should be handled with extreme care.
Step 3: Increase Your Knowledge
A dictionary and a thesaurus is a must for every student.
Step 4: Take Good Class Notes
On a sheet of white paper, draw a line with a red pencil about two inches away from the left of the page.Do this on ten pages and keep it in your binder.
While in class,take notes about what the teacher says in the right hand column.In the left hand column,write the key words(do not worry about the language and the grammar.these notes are just for you).While revising the notes at home, read the notes and go through the key words. Ask your teacher about anything that is a mystery.