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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Attention Teachers and Parents
3. Weekly Topic: Study Skills
4. Link to Study Skills
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. August 24, 2005
I considered doing “First Day of School Activities” as a column topic, but decided against it since it was a topic for teachers, not kids. For nine years I have focused on sites for kids and decided not to rock the boat now.
For those interested, I’ve posted a list of sites I was considering:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Attention Teachers and Parents
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#3. Study Skills
by Barbara J. Feldman
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Achieving success in school isn’t always easy, but it is doable if you put your mind to it. Step one is improving your study skills. Although many of this week’s study skill sites are written by university counselors, their sound advice is equally applicable to middle and high-school students.
Homework Helper: Study Skills
“There is no secret to being a good student — all it takes is a lot of hard work!” To ensure your hard work is productive, dive into these three great articles from Information Please: Taking Notes, Reading Textbooks, Studying for Tests. I was never taught study skills (am I showing my age here?) but as I read this advice, I did recognize a few tactics from my own arsenal. For example, I always browse through a book (or textbook) before reading it. Getting an overview of the material first increases retention.
How to Study
Peter Canavan, a Florida teacher and guidance counselor, divides his recommendations into ten sections. In addition to listening and reading comprehension, How to Study includes three sections on using index cards for learning vocabulary (make your own flash cards), writing a research paper (use one for each bibliographic source) and public speaking (write a single idea on each card.) Even in these days of electronic information, the versatile index card survives and thrives.
University of North Carolina: Study Habits & The Ten Traps
The appeal of top ten lists is universal, and the Ten Traps of Studying doesn’t disappoint. Here’s one I remember from college: “I’m Gonna Stay Up All Night ’til I Get This.” Unfortunately exhaustion takes its toll both physically and mentally, and recall improves when study time is spread out over time (not crammed into a single session.) Whenever you study, remember to take plenty of breaks; the experts seem to agree on ten minutes every hour.
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#4. Link to Study Skills
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
Thank you, thank you for thinking of children and stimulating their creative, inquisitive minds!
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#6. Quote of the Week
“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.” ~~ Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626) British philospher
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