04-15-2010 - MTFF: 5 Ways Time Management Can Help you Ace Your Tests
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MTFF: 5 Ways Time Management Can Help you Ace Your Tests Sent Thursday, April 15, 2010 
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I had a wonderful time at Easton Middle School this week. I ran a workshop for the Parent group and met some great people. I want to thank them for welcoming me into their school and giving me their time. One of the concerns that were raised was around studying and making sure that time is made for it, so since it is that season for many students, that was the inspiration for the next few weeks' articles.

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    5 Ways Time Management Can Help You Ace Your Tests!

    What has time management got to do with test taking? Well, more than you might think. There are a number of different elements to it.  Right from attending classes on time and organized to take good quality notes, carrying out homework in a quality way and planning in time to study. All of it will be vastly improved if the student has good time management skills.

    But let's assume for the moment that the classes have been taken, homework submitted and notes taken. How do you approach the studying part?

    There are a number of key things you need to do

    1. Put the dates of all the tests, quizzes, exams etc in your planner or on a wall calendar. Make it clearly visible so you get a good sense of the timeframe needed to study and whether there are any clashes you need to take account of.
    2. For each subject gather your notes together in one place. This includes notes, homework, projects, unit assessments, tests etc. Group by topic so you can review everything for that topic at once.  
    3. Decide how long you are going to study each night/ week for that subject,  and plan that into to your daily planner
    4. During the time you have planned review all your notes, highlight important points that you know will be covered, rewrite your notes into a summary that you can review quickly, and pull out anything you  are unsure of to review with your teacher/lecturer/books
    5. Keep your summary notes someplace handy so you can review in spare moments on the go.

    Now you can go into your test well prepared and confident you know your stuff without last minute cramming.

    If you or your child are struggling to control your time and get the results you know you are capable of then it is time to take action.  The Focused Time Management System TM for Students avoids all the clutter and gives you the most important things to focus on to get you back in control of your time and your life. It's all step by step, not a big mish mash of things. So you do step one of the system, and when you're done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. So easy!  All the tips, tools, and worksheets are handed to you on a silver platter.  E mail me at Julie@thegradecoach.com to arrange a time to chat over your issues and see if I can help.
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