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My child fails tests. Nerves — or poor study? - Today HIDDEN - Back to School. Q: My 11-year-old sixth-grader seems to do very well on her homework and gets good grades in most of her classes because of this.

My child fails tests. Nerves — or poor study? - Today HIDDEN - Back to School

However, when it comes to quizzes and tests, she seems to “freeze up.” I’ve heard of test anxiety and don’t know whether this is what’s occurring or if she’s just not studying appropriately for her tests. How can I tell the difference between true test anxiety and poor studying? A: True test anxiety is really quite rare. For this condition, psychologists generally suggest relaxation techniques, getting enough sleep the night before and not cramming for the test, among other remedies. Most of the time, however, when parents come to me trying to figure out why their child is not doing well on tests and quizzes, I find that the answer resides in poor study habits. Many children will skim over the book but not study it in depth. Rarely do I find a child who has “over-learned” the material -- knows it “cold” -- having difficulty with an examination. Ruth A. I Know the Material, But When I take the Test I Go Blank.

HELP YOURSELF is created by Counseling Servicescopyright 1989, 1997 by Kansas State University Introduction Components of the Test Environment.

I Know the Material, But When I take the Test I Go Blank

Self-Advocacy chapter 4. Taking Notes from a textbook. First: read a section of your textbook chapter Read just enough to keep an understanding of the material.

Taking Notes from a textbook

Do not take notes, but rather focus on understanding the material. It is tempting to take notes as you are reading the first time, but this is not an efficient technique: you are likely to take down too much information and simply copy without understanding Second: Review the material. Reading Efficiently.

By Dennis Doyle For most people, it is easy to learn to read faster.

Reading Efficiently

Your reading rate is often just a matter of habit. But to begin, you may need to try to change some habits and try these tips: 1. Pay attention when you read and read as if it really matters. Study Skills Hubs. Expert Memory Tips for ADHD Students. University Counseling Center - The George Washington University. Test Anxiety, Counseling Services Website - University at Buffalo. Middle School Organizational Skill #1: The Goof-Proof Binder - Blog - Any middle school teacher, or frustrated parent of a middle school student, can tell you that there is a strong correlation between a student's work habits, time management and organizational skills and his or her performance in middle school.

Middle School Organizational Skill #1: The Goof-Proof Binder - Blog -

How many times has a bright student with solid potential received a poor grade on a paper or assignment because it was turned in late, or been marked down a project because he or she didn't follow directions? Many students underachieve in middle school because they lack basic organizational skills. It's no surprise. They're young, they're inexperienced and there's a lot coming at them at a fast pace. Without good basic organizational skills, middle school students often become overwhelmed and can begin a downward spiral of underachievement that can last into the high school years and beyond. At the top of the list is, of course, a Goof-proof Binder! Study skills for middle school and beyond - Study Skills. "pls help my 13year old is really not doing well with her studies,she is currently below average.what do I do?

Study skills for middle school and beyond - Study Skills

" "I really like your aproach with this help study,I guess not only does this help my grandchild but this help me also Thanks alot. Helping Children and Teens with Asperger's to Achieve Success in School Settings. Interview with Julie Balderston, Specialist in Autism Spectrum DisordersBy Cathrine Knott, Ph.D.

Helping Children and Teens with Asperger's to Achieve Success in School Settings

Julie Balderston, with a Master's in speech and language pathology, has spent ten years working in the public schools, specializing in Asperger's Syndrome and the autism spectrum. Her work with children and teens with Asperger's and with high functioning students on the autism spectrum has led to her appreciation of their gifts; she feels extremely fortunate for the opportunities she has to work with these students.

Science terms. Study Guides and Strategies. Improving Executive Function: Teaching Challenges and Opportunities. The High Cost of Over-Packed Curriculum Standards For 21st century success, students will need skill sets far beyond those that are mandated in the densely packed standards -- and that's evaluated on bubble tests.

Improving Executive Function: Teaching Challenges and Opportunities

In the near future, success will depend on accelerated rates of information acquisition. And we need to help students develop the skill sets to analyze new information as it becomes available, to flexibly adapt when facts are revised, and to be technologically fluent (as new technology becomes available). Patti Schneider Learning Disabilities Coach. Help the Poorly Organized Student. Please. - Inside the School — Inside the School. Homework case study #4: Disorganization disorder - Homework Help. By Chris Colin Delicate parents, peer not into Tim Campbell's backpack.

Homework case study #4: Disorganization disorder - Homework Help

Somewhere along the way, the 13-year-old eighth-grader from Connecticut developed a habit whose roots are complex but whose consequences couldn't be clearer: utter disorganization. At its worst, Tim is as likely to produce his evening's homework assignments — forget about a finished product — as to recite War and Peace. "It was late in seventh grade that I started noticing a pattern where I could never find anything," he says. "I'd always have papers scattered everywhere in my backpack and never knew where anything was. The downward spiral To hear his mother describe it, this isn't a case where the student loses his homework because secretly it's too hard. Homework Hell? Part II: 7 Real Techniques That Work. Many parents write in to EP about homework battles with their kids.

Homework Hell? Part II: 7 Real Techniques That Work

They want to know what to do about a child who procrastinates or who just can’t seem to stay focused on the task at hand. This week James Lehman shares tried and true methods to get kids to sit down and do the work. If you threaten your child with punishments or use power to get him to comply, he will simply become more aggressive and more defensive as he digs in his heels—and resists even more. Homework becomes a power struggle as soon as you try to force your child to do his work and he pushes back. Many parents are trapped in this battle nightly: they’re pulling one way while their child is pulling the other, and in the meantime, no work is getting done at all.

In the first part of this series, I talked about how you can establish the right environment and mindset in your home around schoolwork. Keep a Close Watch For a lot of kids, sending them to their rooms to do their homework is a mistake. End the Nightly Homework Struggle - 5 Homework Strategies that Work for Kids. Are you trapped in a nightly homework struggle with your child? The list of excuses can seem endless: “I don’t have any homework today.” “My teacher never looks at my homework anyway.” “That assignment was optional.” “I did it at school.”

If only your child could be that creative with their actual homework, getting good grades would be no problem! Test Anxiety. Organization Tips For Students. Wire Side Chats: Help Students Rise Above the Clutter. Many children have trouble keeping track of assignments, but get by until the demands of multiple teachers in middle school overwhelm them. Organizational consultant Donna Goldberg explains how teachers and parents can help students better manage their time and responsibilities. Included: Tips for helping students be more organized. Every teacher has at least one student who leaves a trail of papers and pencils wherever he or she goes, can never find his or her homework among the layers of crumpled papers in a backpack, cannot recall assignments, and could lose the Titanic amid all the clutter in a locker. NASP Publications - Homework, Organization and Planning Skills (HOPS) Interventions. Joshua M. Langberg, PhD Listen to a podcast with author Joshua Langberg about this book.

This practical manual gives you evidence-based interventions for students who struggle with organization, time management, and planning skills. College students struggle with organizational skills. A new nationwide survey commissioned by FileMaker, Inc. reveals that college students are having problems with workload and organizational skills affecting their grades.

The survey, conducted by Greenfield Online, found that nearly half of college students (47 percent) feel their high school did not prepare them with the organizational skills required to do well in college. And 54 percent felt they would get better grades if they "got organized and stayed organized. " Helping Students that Struggle with Executive Functioning. This policy is valid from 05 February 2012 This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact: This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics.

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