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NEW HEADING 1
Students Need Help Studying
February 11, 2013James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
Students across the country have problems with studying because of problems such as procrastination and lack of motivation. There are some really helpful study methods to improve studying.
Knowing your learning style is key when learning how to study. The three main styles of learning are visual learning, auditory learning, and kinesthetic learning.
Visual learning styles study best by making outlines, illustration, highlighting, and watching videos. Auditory learning styles benefit from reciting notes repeatedly, working in groups or with a study partner, and listening to videos. Kinesthetic learning styles benefit from studying in short blocks and getting up and moving. They also benefit from studying in groups and highlighting text.
When it comes to studying, procrastination is a big problem. One way to stop procrastinating is to study in chunks or only study in ten minute periods a day. Setting small daily goals can help with this.
Poor time management is also a major problem when studying. It is important to plan what times to study and how long you are going to study for each subject.
Instead of cramming material in at the last minute, review material for 30 minutes every night until the day of the test or quiz.
Global Studies teacher at BFA, Mrs. Ledford, said it is absolutely necessary to study and “not studying results in bad grades.”
Ledford also commented on effective study methods and said one effective method for students is flashcards because it “helps with vocabulary and learning facts.”
Honors Student, Alli Kennedy, said, “I think studying is necessary because you have to review information to retain it.”
Kennedy also said that one helpful method to help her study is to get a parent to ask questions based off her notes.