8 tips for finishing the school year strong

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Whether you’re a first-year middle schooler, finishing your last year of high school, or if you’re a parent of a student eager for summer, we’ve got your back.

Joining us Sunday on Good Morning Connecticut, Michelle Sagalyn, CEO of Successful Study Skills 4 Students, shares 8 tips for finishing the school year strong.

Click on the video above to watch the full interview with News 8’s Stephanie Simoni. Below are the 8 tips Sagalyn says can help all students.

  1. When: Know when all the final exams are taking place: date, format, what will be on it.
  2. Gather: Gather all old quizzes and tests – make sure you know the answers to what you may have gotten incorrect in the past. Make note cards and use your notes as study guides.
  3. Plan: Make a detailed study calendar of when you will study for what subject.
  4. Pace: Plan on studying and completing projects over time, not one or two days before – plan on NOT cramming!
  5. Ask: Determine if you need extra help and make a plan to get it by asking a teacher, or forming a study group. Seeing a teacher may also earn you some brownie points!
  6. Attitude: Remember what you’ve worked for – remind yourself of the effort you’ve made this year. Don’t let bad effort studying for a final test or project undo all of your efforts.
  7. Focus on a Goal: Setting a goal for yourself will help you stay focused and on track and will help to eliminate distractions.
  8. Health: Eat healthy and get enough sleep.

For more information, or to download free Ebooks on Transitioning to the Next Grade and Test Prep Vocab, go to www.S4StudySkills.com.

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