12 Homework-Help Secrets Your Child’s Teacher Wishes You Knew
How to help your student study for a test, tackle a science project, and beyond.
Help a perfectionist like this
If you notice your child spending far too much time on homework, help them prioritize. Create must-do, could-do, should-do lists to help. And set a time cap on assignments. “If kids are working inefficiently or are too insistent on it being just right or perfect, then they need an end-time,” says Dolin. Set a hard stop by saying all homework must be complete by a certain hour. And don’t miss these 6 time management techniques successful people use.
Don’t make this studying mistake
When studying for a test, students shouldn’t reread their notes not oblivion. Instead have them read through and stop as they go, asking what’s important and writing those notes in the margins. Discussing the material also works. Going through a study guide on FaceTime with a friend will help information stick. And don’t forget to plan ahead: Break up an hour of studying into 20 minutes of review for three days before a test. Here’s how to develop a super-human memory.