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4 study tips to help with homework

4 study tips to help with homework

Maximizing potential in students is all about working smarter. Post-it® Products can help your students study more efficiently, helping them dig deep within themselves to achieve and succeed.

  • To help children make their unique mark on the world, it's important to nurture positive organizational skills and provide kids with an environment that fosters concentration. Here are some study tips and homework help that will develop the skills kids need to reach their academic goals. Because when kids reach their goals and dream bigger, you’re helping them make their mark on the world.

  • 1. Create a study space

    Designate a specific space for homework and studying to underscore the importance of these practices. Establish a tech-free zone to avoid distractions. Turn off TVs, ban text messaging and limit the computer to research tasks. Keep all the essential tools in one place, like Post-it® Super Sticky Notes 3 in. x 3 in., and Post-it® Page Markers. Post-it® Super Sticky Notes are great for writing down thoughts and ideas while reading — instead of highlighting, students can stick the note right on the relevant page, and remove it later without damage. Post-it® Page Markers make it easy and fast to refer to an important section without a lot of searching.

  • 2. Establish a routine

    Choose a time that works best for the child to do homework, and stick to that time every day. "Work before play" can motivate kids to get their homework done, but if the child plays sports or has after-school commitments, doing homework after dinner may be best.

  • 3. Keep study aids nearby

    Provide students with smart tools and study aids to help along the way. Because students of all ages face increased pressure to perform, provide them with products than can help them make the best use of their study time and give them the control and confidence they need to meet their goals.

  • 4. Make a study schedule

    Map out assignments and plot homework on a Post-it® Weekly Planner and create simple reminders of daily, weekly or long-term assignments with Post-it® Super Sticky Notes 2 in. x 2 in. — color coding by subject can help you see what’s coming up at a glance. Include other engagements like sports and music lessons to help kids have a clear picture of their schedule.

    Every student has everything they need within to shine and achieve. With a few smart tips and the right tools like Post-it® Products, you can empower your kids to create great habits that will have them succeeding in school and beyond. They’ll learn that getting it done isn’t just a way to get good grades, but is energizing in its own right. Just remember:

    1. Create a study space
    2. Establish a routine
    3. Keep study aids nearby
    4. Make a study schedule

  • Michele Borbra, Ed. D

    Michele Borba, EdD is an internationally renowned educator, TODAY Show contributor and parenting expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children's character and reduce peer cruelty.

    For more about her visit www.micheleborba.com or follow her on twitter @micheleborba.

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