STUDY AND HOMEWORK SKILLS
Follow the homework and study planner outlined in the journal and seek advice from each subject teacher as to the required amount of time needed for each subject. Once this guide is made out – stick to it.
It all starts in the classroom!
Attendance, class participation, homework, constant revision and study is the key to success.
Know what Homework involves.
Record written, oral and learning homework for each class. Homework involves four parts:
- Revision of today’s classwork
- Given written homework from class teacher
- Revision of previous work in preparation for exams
- Making of notes, mind maps or practice of sample exam questions
Place of Study
- Have a regular place of study – in this way you develop a routine
- Use a table and a chair, not the floor or a bed
- No distractions – TV, music etc.
- Good lighting and comfortable heat is important
Make your own personal study timetable
With the help of your teachers and guidance counsellor make your own homework and study timetable, giving adequate time for study, breaks, snacks, leisure &
family time. Recommended times for study are as follows:
- 1st Years – 1 ½ hours
- 2nd Years – 2 ½ hours
- 3rd Years – 2 ½ hours
- 5th Years – 2 ½ hours to 3 hours
- 6th Years – 3 to 3 ½ hours
Weekend revision periods are recommended, especially for exam years
Know how to tackle Learning
Follow this plan for success:
- Brainstorm: begin by trying to recall from memory what you learned in class today
- Compare what you remember with the textbook or notes
- Learn the missing items you could not remember
- Test: Brainstorm again and test yourself to see if you remember more and fully understand all points