End of School Year Is Approaching

Posted by Lori Goldman on Saturday, May 7, 2011
It isn't long until final exams.  In just a few weeks, classes will be over and finals will be looming.

Begin to prepare now.
  • Organize all the notes from the class in order of date and group by chapter.
  •  In your AGENDA and on a wall calendar, block out specific times for review of
        the notes. This is separate from your homework time, even if you have a project due. 
        If you plan to review 1/2 a chapter a day in science, ten chapters will take
        20 days of easy review.
  • Make sure you have vocab cards for science and social studies to memorize
        on the bus or in the car or between classes.
  • You shouldn't have to re-read the text book if your notes are clear
        and complete.
  • Form a study group to meet after school or weekends.  Share notes and
        divide up the material: each member presents a review of one or two
        topics to the whole group.
  •  Plan for break times to relieve stress. Don't do marathon sessions -
         hours on one subject are not productive.
  • Find out how you study best - standing up? on the floor? with a friend?
        drawing pictures or diagrams? making games?
  • Sleep well and lots. Eat well - less sugar, more brain food.  Get exercise.
  • Read your notes out loud and record them.  Play them back to yourself.

    Take care of yourself and plan your time.  Good luck on your tests!

About Me

Lori in I got my Bachelor of Education degree in the USA but was born and raised in Canada. Working in Asia and with immigrant adults and children for 26 years has given me insights into the difficulties they face in a new country and school system. I like to help adults adjust to and explore the rich and diverse opportunities in Canada while also supporting them in their challenge of parenting in a new culture. I love to help children learn English, develop skills, and gain confidence to succeed in school and life.


“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning A lack of planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on my part. "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." ~~John L. Beckley

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