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Mar 18th, 2009 – 2 Comments

Deb  from London writes about study/test taking tips: Hi Lou,I am a regular listener on AM 980.  This morning I heard you say you have tips and suggestions regarding study skills, test taking and more for students. I am very interested in any guidance you can provide. I have a high school student going back […]


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Deb  from London writes about study/test taking tips:

Hi Lou,I am a regular listener on AM 980.  This morning I heard you say you have tips and suggestions regarding study skills, test taking and more for students. I am very interested in any guidance you can provide.

I have a high school student going back for the ‘victory lap’ in September in hopes of upgrading. It would be great to help her make the most of the current term and her final year.
Any tips will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Lou,
Deb.

Hi Deb,

Happy to help in anyway that I can. As a professor at Sheridan College Institute Of Technology and Innovation I spend a great deal of time motivating my students to grab a big piece of their education and make the most of their investment.  Statistically 75% students at the college level do not go on to earn a BA, MA,  or PHD.

In that environment its vital that students get the most out of the college both in and outside the classroom. For three quarters of the kids in my class it will be the only investment they will make in higher education and I want them to be successful. What I think most students need to be successful in the classroom is a system to manage how they learn, how they use their time, and how to take a test.

These links are all from the resources at Sheridan:

Study Skills

http://counseling.uchicago.edu/resources/virtualpamphlets/study_skills.shtml

Time Management

http://counseling.uchicago.edu/resources/virtualpamphlets/time_management.shtml

Test Taking

http://counseling.uchicago.edu/resources/virtualpamphlets/test_taking.shtml

Once the framework for success in the classroom is in place the next step is getting your child excited about being in school not just for the chair learning but all the opportunities to try new things that schools offer.  Too many students don’t take the opportunity to participate in clubs and activities that could light a fire in their minds about all the possibilities that lay before them.

I have a power point presentation I created for students titled ” The Seven Things You Need To Do To Be Successful Before You Graduate” if you want a copy for the young people in your life send me an email and I’ll send you a copy. Maybe someday I’ll figure out how to post a power point on this site.

Happy Capitalism!

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