Study Tips

Academic Help

Study Skills 


Students can explore a variety of topics or they can create their own quizzes to help them study.


Study Stacks

Create your own flashcards or search through the million of flashcards already created for your study topic.



A strategy for assisting students to organize their time and effort during a test or exam. 

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Homework Help for Teens 

A minisite developed for teens and for parents to help support various study skills.


10 Habits of Highly Effective Students

This website provides an easy and comprehensive list of ways to study effectively.


10 Rules of Good Studying

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10 Rules of Bad Studying

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Transition Tips: 

  • Healthy transition to Middle School

This website offers many tips on how to successfully transition from elementary to middle school.


  • 10 Tips to Help your Teen Transition to High School

This short article has 10 easy ways that you can support your child while they make the transition into high school.


Math Study Resources

  • Math Interactives

This multimedia resource includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos that illustrate how math is used in everyday life.


  • Mathematics Glossary

An online glossary of all mathematical terms organized by grade.


  • Strategies for Arithmetic Operations 

A PDF document explaining the importance of different math strategies and demonstrating three different ways to add. 

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  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Virtual manipulatives that students can access at home to complete their math homework or support their understanding of new concepts.

Setting The Stage For Successful Studying

1. Identify a specific location where you will study. Your special "study place"...

a. Should be reasonably quiet. b. Should be relatively free of distractions (eg. television, stereo, games). c. Should be comfortable enough that you can remain focused over a period of time. d. Should have enough space so that you can spread out your books and notes. Avoid spaces that feel "cluttered" and disorganized. e. Should be a place that encourages work and concentration.

2. Equip your study space with the supplies and resources that you will need.

a. Textbooks, notes and other handouts are critical resources. b. Pens, pencils, erasers and a notebook/fresh paper are important. c. Dictionaries, atlases, and calculators may be helpful as well. d. Water or a non-carbonated beverage will keep you hydrated and alert. e. Access to a garbage can will help you to keep your space tidy.

3. Set short term goals

a. Before you start, record into your study log, an expected time of completion. b. Try to meet your time goal and stay focused for that entire planned time interval. c. Try to set slightly longer periods of study time each day.

4. Select a "study symbol" (eg. a special hat, scarf, etc.) that you will relate just to studying.

a. Bring out the study symbol when you begin. b. Do not wear the hat if you stop studying. Make the symbol a reminder of your study focus only.

5. If your mind wanders, stand up and turn away from your study space. Do not let your study space become associated with daydreaming. Try to refocus and get back to your space as soon as possible.

6. Set aside a regular time to study. Choose a time when you feel most alert and have the least number of pressures on you to do other things.

7. Do not start other "jobs" just before you begin your study routine. This unfinished business will distract you from concentrating on your work.

8. Declare yourself "unavailable" for phone calls or other interruptions during your study time.

9. Set short term goals. Do not assume that you can cover all topics in one sitting.

10. Begin each study session with a short review of your previous day's topics.

11. Keep a reminder pad on which you will record words, phrases, topics that are difficult for you to remember. Review these notes regularly.

12. Relax!! Studying is not punishment. Do not make yourself feel anxious.

13. Remember...Progress is made in small steps. HAPPY STUDYING!!