Keeping Up Momentum in the Last Quarter
Kali Flores, Director of Student Learning Services
As we enter the last quarter of the school year, this is a great time to set the intention to finish the school year strong and review effective study habits and strategies for helping students learn how to complete important tasks in a timely matter.
In the article, The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Students, Becton Loveless outlines 10 study habits to help students learn how to have more success when studying and help students to study smarter and not harder.
Loveless’ top 5 habits of highly effective students are:
1. Don't attempt to cram all your studying into one session.
2. Plan when you're going to study.
3. Study at the same time.
4. Set a goal for each study session.
5. Never procrastinate your planned study session.
Over the course of the next quarter, students are likely to find that they will have to categorize important tasks and work to complete them in a timely manner. Organizing and managing time are important skills associated with executive function and take time to develop and strengthen. A strategy that helps to develop the skill of organizing and managing time, is to use a priority list. This link will help you learn more about the strategy of using a priority list.
As you review the linked resources, take time to reflect on your current study habits and decide what works well for you and where you might benefit from tweaking existing study habits to maintain or increase effectiveness in your daily routine.