Tips for Study Technique
Guest blog by Schoolfort.com in the UK, a dedicated provider 11+ online courses
Many children in the UK sit an exam called the 11+ (or 11-Plus, taken at age 11) for entrance in to the more prestigious grammar and private schools. As an 11+ tutor I often advise students and their parents with ways to help increase academic performance. Here I share a few of my top tips that have worked well over the years.
• Establish a routine - it can be a good idea to decide to attempt practice questions within a schedule; say, one every other day.
• Don't focus on one subject through to completion - By working simultaneously on different subject areas students are prevented from peaking in any one subject too early, and then forgetting what they have learned.
• Take adequate breaks - young children have short attention spans. For my 11+ students I advise them to take frequent breaks when they study at home. Working sessions of 30 to 40 minutes, supplemented by short breaks, can be very effective.
• Carrot and stick - if a student is doing well, I advise parents to reward them! Encouragement and congratulation, plus an occasional treat can do wonders. On the other hand, if it is needed, don't shy away from a little constructive criticism.