Readers are Leaders

Mr Andrew Stark – Head of Libraries

How parents can promote positive study habits for their sons.

A reminder that TSS subscribes to the study skills website This means all parents and students can access the site at school and at home.  Please take some time this week to log in and have a look.

This is a website with units of work on different study skills topics, looking at how students can improve their results as well as other resources and planning templates to make dealing with schoolwork easier.

On the THINGS TO PRINT page at the top of the home page there are many useful handouts. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see an alphabetical list.  One of these is the ‘Top Tips For Parents’ handout. Some examples of the types of tips on this handout are as follows:

– It is a great idea for boys to set up a folder for each subject that stays at home, somewhere to file away past tests, assignments, completed topics and to keep everything together for that subject.

– Each night boys should work on homework first, then assignments or test preparation. After this, if time allows, make study notes, do extra reading or revise earlier topics.

– The best way to deal with distractions is to work in half hour blocks with no distractions during this time. This means during the half hour blocks allocated to schoolwork, no social media.

– One of the biggest mistakes students make is leaving their study notes until just before their exams. One of the best habits the boys can get into is doing their study notes throughout the year; at the end of each topic is a good time to do this.

The HELP guides on the Things to Print page are also useful resources. Each is a 10 page booklet that targets specific areas. There is a great one for students starting Year 7 and another for those starting Year 11.

To access this great resource go to :

User name: thesouthportschool

Password: 17success

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