It’s your first class of the day and you’re too tired to think, or third period and you realize the class is waiting for you to answer a question you didn’t even hear, or after lunch and you’re thinking about cheer practice… if this is you the first few weeks of school, how are you going to keep up your grades all this year? Competition season is coming up and the last thing you need is stress and worry about your grades when you’re getting ready to take on the mat.
Here are some super easy tips to concentrate in class and take your studying to level 5 (or y’know, level 1 because backwalkovers are hard and we all start somewhere).
Put away your tablet, or laptop in class.
Taking notes on paper, with a blue pen, has been shown to help students retain information. Taking away technology also removes other online and digital distractions, keeping your mind focussed on note-taking. Keep in mind not everyone takes notes the same way, using colors, pictures, different handwriting and visual-aids are just as legitimate as regular note-taking. Do what works best for you! Continue Reading