I'M DONE WITH MY HOMEWORK! NOW WHAT

  • I’M DONE WITH MY HOMEWORK!! ….. NOW WHAT?

    • Briefly review all completed assignments. Double check and make sure you followed all directions.
    • Double check your agenda. Check off the assignment(s) you’ve completed.
    • Is your homework in the right format, is it organized, does it have a complete heading, is it easy to read, and is this your best effort?
    • When you finish your assignments, only that work is done.

            NOW YOUR STUDYING STARTS! 

    • Skim/scan textbook or reading on topic now being introduced in class.
    • Make up test questions about what you just learned.
    • Talk about and test your study buddy about the completed topic.
    • Keep a running list of vocabulary words; convert into vocabulary flash cards, including the meaning.
    • Rewrite your notes. Use your notetakings strategies.
    • Write a summary from your notes in your own words.
    • Create flash cards on 3X5 index cards, writing questions or vocabulary terms on one side and answers or definitions on the other side.

             REREAD YOUR HANDOUTS! 

    • Highlight new words and major points. Don’t over mark. If you find yourself highlighting everything, STOP! Read first, then go back to pull out the significant ideas.
    • Star important facts.
    • Bracket key passages
    • Write new vocabulary in margins
    • Number key points and rewrite them in order of priority or occurrence.
    • Put question marks in margins by things you don’t understand. Be ready to ask the teacher the next day.
    • Summarize key facts in the margins.
    • Visualize what you are learning. Picture what the information looks like on the page you are studying. Draw real pictures, icons, and graphics to represent the information and trigger your memory.
    • Make up a sample test. Answer your questions. Trade with your study buddy.
    • Correct an old test. Look over your errors. Try to figure out why you made them. Find out where the ball was dropped! Was it the content that you didn’t study or was it a type of question that tricked you?
    • Create a file of old tests.
    • Create mnemonics for different information.