Tips & Tricks for Success

Picasa

Picasa

Chantelle Corsiga, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This is a guide that contains advice to help with classes you’re struggling. Everyone has
different needs and learning abilities but I hope this will help you.
Take Notes
If you’re like me, remembering everything the teacher said is a struggle. Some people think they
can sit through a lecture and absorb all the information in one sitting, but let’s be real. You most
likely can’t if you’re reading this guide. What helps is writing down the most important
information as the teachers do their lessons.
When a teacher does one of the following, it would be wise to start jotting down notes:
● Writes an important concept on the board
● Says “This will be on the test”
● Goes in depth on a topic (it’s probably important if they put so much emphasis on it)
● Says a fact about a topic that you didn’t already know
● Concepts that you are unfamiliar with
Remember, don’t write down everything, just the essentials
Ask Question
When you write down a concept you are unfamiliar with, you know what you’re struggling with.
For clarification, ask your teacher to explain it to you either during class or after class when they
are free. You can also ask a classmate or another teacher if they can explain the concept to
you. Always explore your resources available to you.
Internet
If you can’t get help from others, try the internet. Just search up the concept you don’t
understand and look for explanations online. Personally, I look for YouTube videos because I
can’t sit and read an article.
Do your homework
Shocker, right? I know it’s a pain but teachers give homework because they want you to
practice. If you practice what you learn, it will stick with you rather than just being told. It’s like
baking a cake. You don’t truly know how to bake a cake unless you do it yourself. Same applies
to your homework. Working on the homework allows you to experience it yourself so that you
remember it better.
Feynman Technique
The Feynman Technique is a scientifically proven studying technique to help you absorb with
you learned. You remember that heavy book you got for your class at the beginning of the year.
It’s not just an oversized paperweight; it’s designed to help you with your class. For this

technique, you will need your textbook (or an online article of the concept you’re struggling
with), a separate piece of paper (or papers), and a pencil (duh).
Step 1: Do little at a time. Read about a concept you're struggling within the topic you’re
learning about. (Taking notes will you do this helps but is optional)
Step 2: Try to explain the concept on a separate piece of paper. (Refer back to the text when
needed)
Step 3: Repeat until you’re confident about the concept.
Step 4: Move on to another concept within the topic
Tutoring
Take advantage of tutoring/ study sessions because this is the time set aside to focus on what
you’re struggling with. Teachers take time to help students understand concepts. You can also
get a group of friends and form a study group where they help each other understand. If you
can’t focus in a group, you can get a single person to help you understand the concept.
The End
Hopefully this guide helps but obviously it is won’t guarantee that you’ll suddenly turn into the
next Einstein. Everyone is different but it is important to know your weaknesses and focus on
improving upon it. Happy schooling!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    Beyond the Gates

    Dua Lipa New Rules contest ends December 15

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    Showcase

    Off-campus athlete: Looking out for #1

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    Editorials

    Victoria Lawson: Writing Talent Earns Honor

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    People

    November 2017: Sibling Spotlight | The Trio of Boyds

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    Showcase

    Athlete focus: Jumping in with both feet

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    Beyond the Gates

    Input Needed for Community Development

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    School News

    ASB Vice President Doesn’t Shrink from a Challenge

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    Senior News

    Free First Year at Community Colleges

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    Showcase

    AHS women’s tennis team wins MELs

  • Tips & Tricks for Success

    School News

    The PSAT has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 25

Tips & Tricks for Success