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    Tips and Strategies for Building Good Study Habits

    Posted by Sarah Johnson, Academic Support Counselor on 10/15/18 8:10 AM

    As we near the mid-semester mark, you’ve probably had one of those nights already. Those nights where your student, maybe despite their effort, was not quite aware of the fact that the quiz or the test was--gulp--the next day! Students have different reactions to the stress that comes with, “I messed up.” Some shut down and give up entirely. Some take it in stride and do what they can to be prepared. Some study all night, or turn into what Mr. Plummer, our Head of School, has called “a pile of goo” in his talks with 9th grade parents.  This is what the teenage brain does. It misreads time. It procrastinates. It overestimates. It underestimates. It freaks out.

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    Topics: Study Habits

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