How to Take Notes the Right Way

Note-taking may be the quintessential study skill and it is critical to your success to know how to take notes the right way.   Even people without a real concept of “study skills” know that students are supposed to take notes. Teachers like to say, “If I’m talking,...

My Child is Simply Not Motivated

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? As we have discussed in each of the previous issues, problems related to school and homework have many different dimensions. Depending on the problems you are seeing at home, your child may: simply lack confidence in him/ herself, want some...

Shifting Out of Low Gear Learning

Parents and teachers often talk about student challenges in similar ways and the bottom line is that there are specific strategies for shifting out of low gear learning. For example, the conversation might sound something like this at first: “He does not...

He Spends Too Much Time on Homework

Parents often ask me, “What’s the problem because he spends too much time on homework?” There are many reasons why homework may take longer than it should; procrastination, lack of focus, fatigue, and poor study skills are a few common factors that...