It’s all about attitude! Get Motivated! Set Goals Get Organized Study for Tests What can you do to improve your attitude? •Have self-confidence •Develop good study habits •Set high standards for yourself •Use your time effectively •Always be WELL prepared •When things get tough, don’t give up! Successful people are motivated! Be a Positive Influence in the Classroom Be aware of bad habits and try to control them. Be willing to help others. Listen rather than disrupt. Avoid being a complainer WHY??? What is the point of doing well in school? But what difference does it make now? HAPPY PARENTS Good Grades Happy YOU!!! Getting Organized! Get a folder for EVERY class, and never leave class until all of your work is in that folder. Write down ALL assignments and when they are due. Write down when tests are scheduled and PLAN TIME TO STUDY! Ask questions if you are confused. •If you do not understand an assignment at the end of class, ASK for an explanation before you leave. •Do not leave school without checking your assignment book to make sure you have all of the materials you will need. •If you have little or no homework, reread notes from class. Use study hall time to review notes. Studying For Tests Make a study guide for yourself using the vocabulary from the chapter and any of the notes you have taken in class. Start reviewing every night as soon as you find out there is going to be a test. Other Ideas to Help You Remember New Information • Chunk information into meaningful parts • Make an outline of what you want to learn • Find connections – use them to create a diagram • Make a concept map • Make up rhymes • Make up a story or silly words Test-Taking Tips • • • • Look over the entire test before you begin. Jot down anything you don’t want to forget. Follow ALL directions. Answer ALL questions, even if you think you don’t know the answer. • Read all questions carefully. • Ask questions if you are confused. • Check your work before turning in your test. You may have skipped a question.