Rrrrrring!! It’s that time again….school is in session, which means tests, pop quizzes, homework, and lots of frustration! Developing good study habits is a skill that your child will use throughout his life both in school and in the work force. Studies have shown that people with consistently good study habits score higher on classroom tests and standardized tests than that of their peers. This is a result of two major factors:
1) These students truly understand and internalize the material as opposed to cramming and only remembering facts for the test.
2) They enter tests with confidence as opposed to their peers whom walk into testing with a lot of anxiety due to lack of preparation.
Developing these habits in the early school years paves the way for a brighter future. By definition, a habit is an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. Think of the things in your life that have become daily habits (e.g. adding toothpaste to your toothbrush before brushing, looking both ways before crossing the street, tying your shoes). All of these were learned behaviors that were practiced repeatedly until they became second nature. Being organized and using time wisely will not happen overnight, but developing these habits sooner rather than later will yield a less stressed and more well-rounded person as they will have time to enjoy extracurricular activities and complete homework.
Children have a much greater chance of fully enjoying and succeeding in high school and college the sooner they master efficient study skills, creating habits of organization, and time management. We offer a special program for this exact reason. Do not hesitate to contact us to get your child enrolled in our Study Skills program, which will teach your child organizational skills, time management tips, and study skills.