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Study Skills

At the beginning of every semester you promise yourself that this time "I'm going to study harder." The reality is that you have to do more than tell yourself you want to do better if you are going to see improved grades on your next report card. The following are some sites that can help you figure out what you can do to change your words into action. There is no better time than now to make a change in your study habits.

Suggestions for Students and Parents

Study Skills for High School Students: The SRVHS Counseling Department created this guide to help students and parents manage the academic requirements of high school.
Study Strategies: This guide is written for college students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. It contains a lot of helpful information for high school students who want to improve their study habits.
The Importance of Studying: This guide, written by Dr. Bob Kizlik, is designed to help you develop effective study skills.
Study Skills Self-Help Information: This site from Virginia Tech has time scheduling suggestions, how to concentrate, how to take notes, how to read a difficult book, tips on improving reading speed, setting priorities, and strategies to use with difficult test questions.

For Parents

Helping Children Succeed in School: This information, provided by University of Illinois Extension educators, gives successful strategies to assist parents in helping their children succeed in school.