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Family MattersWhen Studying An Your Own

  • Write everything down: your class assignments, extracurricular activities, daily chores.
  • If you are a visual person, use pictures, graphs, charts, or diagrams.
  • Create a soothing study environment: make sure the room is quiet and there are no distractions; play soft, quiet music; unplug the phone and turn the television off; take notes while you're reading.
  • Organize a study group before an exam or study with a partner.
  • When handling a long, complex assign ment, break your work into small chunks, take frequent, but brief, breaks, stretch your legs, get something to drink, etc.
  • Prioritize your time: Do the assignments you like the least first!

The more exposure you have to your assigned topics, the more likely you are to learn them: read illustrated books about the topics; listen to information on tape; see films about the topics; talk to people who are experts in the topic areas; go to historical societies and art, science, or natural-history museums for information.

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