Time Management

Can your child predict how much time it might take to finish a homework assignment or prepare for a test? Does he or she wait until the night before an exam to begin studying? Is there ever a last minute panic before an assignment is due?

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How to Take Essay Tests

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As students progress through school, they are expected to take countless in-class and standardized tests that include essays. Students are often baffled by this type of exam. How do I begin? How do I write an effective thesis statement? How do I organize my ideas? These are just some of the questions that run through the minds of students who are facing these essay exams. Learning strategies for how to write effective essays for timed tests can help students build confidence, ease anxiety, and ace these exams.

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Classroom Ready: Strategies for Students to Thrive in School

As summer winds down, the thought of going back to school gives many students the jitters. Homework demands build and staying focused in class becomes an important goal once again. Learning strategies to help your child stay focused, organized, and motivated will allow him or her jump-start the school year on a positive note.

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Writing Strategies for Timed Exams

For many students, the thought of having to write a well-constructed essay fills them with a chronic case of the jitters. Adding a time constraint to this task only adds flame to their already raging anxiety. Unfortunately for many, an increasing number of standardized and in-class tests incorporate timed essay writing as part of an overall academic assessment. Learning strategies for how to compose a well-written essay in a timely fashion can help students feel relaxed and well-prepared for these types of exams. Encourage your child to try using some of these techniques!

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