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How can I help my high school student develop better study habits?

Hey guys, so my little brother is struggling to get his act together in terms of studying and I really want to help him out. What methods have you found effective for staying on top of homework and test prep? Any tools or strategies would be helpful. Really trying to make sure he doesn't fall behind and stays on track for college!

7 months ago

It's wonderful that you're seeking to help your brother improve his study habits. My own daughter faced similar challenges. What worked for her was creating a structured routine for her study times and setting up a quiet, distraction-free study space.

We also found that breaking study sessions into manageable chunks with short breaks in-between, a method called the Pomodoro Technique, really helped her maintain focus.

Encourage your brother to use a planner or digital calendar to keep track of his homework and test dates. In the digital realm, there are great tools like Google Calendar for scheduling and apps like Quizlet for test prep. Make sure he prioritizes tasks, tackling more difficult or urgent assignments first.

Lastly, remind him it's okay to ask for help from teachers or a tutor if he's struggling with the material. Constant encouragement and celebrating small successes can go a long way in building his confidence and study habits.

7 months ago

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