Tip of the Week

December 8, 2014

The mixed up way students approach academic tasks

“Fire, ready, aim!” That’s the “mixed-up” way many students approach academic tasks. In an effort to get to the finish-line sooner, many students breeze through directions (or skip them altogether), do little to no planning and prioritizing, and rush through their homework without giving it very much thought. There are some important steps to take before digging into the work – particulary in the “ready, aim” phase. By slowing down, creating an agenda, reading directions, and doing a little planning before beginning his homework, your child will achieve better results, and he’ll likely also end up saving time because he won’t have to redo his work or make as many corrections.