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Improving Their Study Skills

Below you will find a number of steps extracted from an Article on helping students improve their study skills. The list is not exhaustive, rather it calls out the specific tasks that require a true page-per-day planner in order to implement. Editorial comments added in [brackets].

1. Reinforce using planners every day and encourage students to set aside a specific time each day to study. [Only a full 15 hour schedule provides the abilty to schedule these blocks of time when they are available]

2. Teach students to set aside a study agenda. Generally it is a good idea to schedule the most difficult task first. [Agendaworks planners give students room to prioritize their tasks and a place to actually schedule them]

3. Provide an assignment guide that breaks long-term assignments down into weekly tasks and include boxes where students can check off tasks as they are completed. [AgendaWorks planners have a special section that allows students to do exactly this exercise with larger projects]

4. Show students how to prioritize their assignments and focus on one specific task at a time, rather than jumping from one assignment to another unrelated one. [A full 15 hour schedule helps students slot their most important tasks into their day]

5. Teach students to plan their study time in 60 minute blocks, 50 minutes for study followed by a 10-minute break. [The AgendaWorks 15 hour schedule is broken down into 60 minute blocks]

6. Have students write a reminder at the bottom of their planners to put completed homework in their notebooks and backpacks to turn in at the end of the class period. [50 square inches of planning space gives students all the room they need to make notes such as this]

7. Teach students to give themselves a reward at the end of study time (e.g. watch TV, call a friend, play a game, listen to music). [How do you schedule a reward without a schedule?]

You will see these same bullets called out as effective study tips in many planners, but none of them give you a format to accomplish all of them. Only the AgendaWorks line of planners are uniquely designed to provide this level support to students.

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Lambert, Monica A., Nowacek, Jane. "Help High School Students Improve Their Study Skills", Intervention in School & Clinic. Vol. 41, Issue 4, 2006

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