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March 23, 2015

Margin notes aid comprehension

Help your child determine what to take notes on with this simple tip: Read one paragraph at a time, then...

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March 16, 2015

Create a “locker list”

Develop a “locker checklist” with your child to help her remember what to bring home from school each day. Include...

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March 9, 2015

Use web-based programs to store documents and files

Use an auto-saving, web-based program, like Google Drive, to ensure the safety and accessibility of your child’s academic documents. When...

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March 2, 2015

A place for everything and everything in its place

If your child struggles to keep her backpack and binders neat and organized, set a designated time each week for...

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February 23, 2015

“If he could, he would.”

If you find yourself thinking "My child is [x] years old, he should be able to do that by now,"...

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February 16, 2015

Active study strategy: predict what’s on the exam

Active study strategies, like previewing or predicting what will be on a test, is a great way to boost confidence...

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February 9, 2015

An efficient test-taking strategy

To avoid taking too much time on reading sections of tests, help your child develop effective and efficient test-taking strategies....

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February 2, 2015

Identify the strategy that works best

As adults, we’ve come to recognize that there is more than one way to get something done. What works for...

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January 26, 2015

Begin with the end in mind

Begin with the end in mind. That is — before beginning a task, help your child create a mental (or...

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January 19, 2015

Textbooks 101: “Preview” before diving in

Before launching into reading a textbook, encourage your child to “preview” the chapter by first glancing over headings, key vocabulary,...

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January 12, 2015

Use graphic organizers for note-taking, too!

Your child has likely been introduced to graphic organizers (a visual/graphic display of relationships between facts, terms or ideas —...

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January 5, 2015

If you use it, you won’t lose it!

To increase comprehension of concepts, equations, and languages, encourage your child to apply her knowledge in her own life. For...

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