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I have to admit it is hard for a parent to see their child struggle with school work. You only want the best for them and hate to see them in pain.
Here are some tips that will transform how a student studies making the college experience more memorable.
Create a Study Routine
The best approach to learning is by being systematic. The student should set aside a specific time to study. This could be in the evening immediately after classes, early morning or some other convenient time.
A routine ensures that the mind is set and settled to study. They will not have other ideas and activities competing for attention. In fact, the student will push away other activities that would be slated for ‘study time’.
Plus it will be easier to concentrate on the assignment at hand — making things actually reach completion.
Make the Environment Conducive For Learning
The space used for conducting school work determines how well a student will perform. Learning should take place in a quiet and comfortable environment.
Choose a table that allows the student to sit long hours without fatigue. The table should be well lit and the room should be adequately aerated.
The environment should be free of distractions. Turn off all music, television, and entertainment devices. The internet should also be off unless it is being used to access research writing websites.
We all know distractions from messenger and social media apps make it difficult to concentrate on anything let alone school work.
Ask For Help
Worrying about school work consumes a lot of time and energy. Experts advise students to seek assistance from professional helpers online. There are websites that have professional tutors that specialized in different disciplines.
These guys are highly trained and experienced to handle any topic. They will take away any worry or stress you have over school work!
As a parent, your role should be to provide suggestions and let your young adult explore and figure out things for themselves.
You don’t want to give them all the answers. It will take away their inquisitive nature and eventually affect academic performance. It is by searching for solutions that the actual process of learning takes place.
Allow the student to troubleshoot and be innovative enough to find a solution by themselves. You only should assist when they are in a real dilemma.
Explore Different Styles of Learning
There are many different learning styles out there. They should explore all of them and see what works best for them.
A popular one for college students is discussion groups. This is where students studying the same thing can get together and discuss anything and everything from a particular discipline. It’s often nice to see what others think about a topic.
Field trips are also great. A field trip visit to a historical site for history majors, among other options, will also make the ideas taught easier to understand.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.