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Life Hacks for Studying

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So no matter how hard your child tries, they’re still having trouble studying. Here are five helpful tips that will train your child’s brain into retaining information better.

  1.  Before taking a test, write down all the relevant information you can think of on an index card, as though it were a piece of paper you were allowed to bring with you.

    enhanced-buzz-17881-1367598894-1It’s an extra writing exercise to help your child remember the important things. It’ll also serve as a nice review when it comes time for exams later.

 

2. Use a program to block distracting sites on your computer for a set period of time.

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Use Cold Turkey for PCs or Self Control for Macs.

3. While studying, do a short review session at each 20 minute interval of the newly learned material.

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“Humans tend to halve their memory of newly learned knowledge in a matter of days or weeks unless they consciously review the learned material.” Reviewing is important and keeps you from forgetting key points.

4. Try an online interactive flash card site like Quizlet.

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It’s community-based, so not only can you make your own flashcards, but you can use ones that other people studying the same subject have already made.

 

5. For history, social studies and anthropology classes, watch a documentary on the topic.

 

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It’ll help you have a deeper understanding of the material. If no documentaries exist, open up YouTube and do a search on the topic.