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Studying, Test Taking, and Getting Good Grades



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A Note to the Teacher or Counselor

1. GET MOTIVATED

Take Charge of Your Learning
Find Your Edge
Grow Your Brain
What Did You Learn?

2. TRAIN YOUR BRAIN

Have a Positive Mental Attitude
Try This
Grade Your Attitude
Lead with Your Body
Thoughts Have Power
Your Brain Believes Everything You Say
What Would You Say?
Try This
Program Yourself with Positive Affirmations
What Did You Learn?

3. STUDY IN STYLE

Why Learning Style Is Important
What Is Your Learning Style?
About Your Learning Style
Study and Learn More Effectively
Be Versatile!
It’s Your Turn
What Did You Learn?

4. MANAGE YOUR TIME

How Do You Spend Your Time?
Set Goals
Use This Page to Make a List of Your Goals
Plan and Prioritize
Make To-Do Lists
Use Assignment Sheets
Follow These Time Management Tips
What Did You Learn?

5. EAT AND SLEEP AS IF YOUR BRAIN DEPENDED ON IT

Avoid Caffeine
Don’t Try to Learn on an Empty Stomach
Snack Smart
Stay Hydrated
Do a Little Research
Feed Your Body, Feed Your Brain
Don’t Sleep Through This
What Did You Learn?

6. PRACTICE STRESS MANAGEMENT

Stress in Action
Where Do You Feel Stress?
Identify Your Personal Stress Busters
To Relieve Stress Try These Quick and Easy Stress Busters
Try This
Test Anxiety
Typical Test Reactions
Try This
What Did You Learn?

7. DESIGN YOUR STUDY CENTER

Try This
What Did You Learn?

8. USE CLASSROOM SUCCESS STRATEGIES

Strategy #1 Make Your Teacher Happy
Strategy #2 Control Your Body Language
Try This
Strategy #3 Listen Up
Strategy #4 Take Good Notes
Strategy #5 Participate in Class Discussions
What Did You Learn?

9. PERFECT WORLD CLASS STUDY SKILLS

Engage Your Emotions
Make School Exciting
Inspire Yourself to Earn Good Grades
Take a Position
Six Learning Steps
Stop, Think, Write
Create Mind-Maps
Do Clustering Exercises
Tell a Friend
Do Something with the Learning
Take a Break from Learning
The Ultradian Rhythms Are Coming
Review Aloud to Music
Move Your Body, Energize Your Brain
Breaks Are Important
Clear Negative Thoughts
When You Feel Stuck Do a Cross Lateral
Try This
Everyday Smart Study Strategies
What Did You Learn?

10. BECOME A TEST MASTER

For All Tests
Multiple Choice
True/False
Matching
Fill-in-the-Blank
Essay
What to Do When Your Test Comes Back
What Did You Learn?

11. BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER

Unleash Your Creativity
Try This
Develop Your Vocabulary
Use Mnemonics to Improve Recall
What Did You Learn?

 


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