It’s almost the end of class. Lunch next. You’re so ready to head out. Then it happens, just before the bell rings. Your teacher assigns a reading from your textbook. Read this section for Thursday, and we’ll have a short quiz. Sure, you can read the section. But what’s the best way to read … [Read more...]
Tips for Teens
Below you’ll find posts with tips for teens, especially ways to boost your grades, prepare for college, figure out what you want out of life, and set your own course.
If you’re ready to start taking charge of your future, the best way to begin is to get control of your learning. Why? Because it’s the biggest part of your “working” life right now. And the number one way that others are sizing you up.
By showing you can excel at learning, you earn the clout to choose your path. The trust to define your next steps. The opportunity to make things happen.
But first, you’ve got to wrap your head around ways to master school content – even when it seems difficult and you don’t really feel up to it. Fortunately, you’re not alone. The advice and tips for teens that we share come from decades of research that’s been done precisely because so many teens have faced challenges similar to your own.
Feel free to browse through the articles. Or sign up for our study skills course and take a more focused approach to get in control of your learning.
Imagine you are sitting in a classroom waiting for your grade on a big test. You listened in class, you reviewed your notes the night before, you even read parts of your textbook. You feel great about your grade. Until you get your paper. Darn! What went wrong? That grade on the top … [Read more...]
Do grades feel like a crap shoot? A chance outcome in an uncertain world? When school gets hectic, it’s easy to flail aimlessly. After the dust finally settles and your final grades arrive, you wonder what happened. One of the best ways to stay on track is to set academic goals for your … [Read more...]