Make academics a focus in your life.
Studying takes time and effort. Get organized, ask for help and put forth effort aimed at improving your study habits now. The lessons taught in middle school are building blocks for high school and college. Starting good study habits now will help you later in life.
If you are struggling, ask for help.
Start by talking to the teacher. Another resource is the guidance counselor, who generally has a list of tutors in the area.
Talk about assignments with friends.
Discuss assignments with friends is another great way to study.
Make your own study guide.
One great way to study is to make a list of the important information from a unit and write it in your own words. Copy down any words that are introduced that are unfamiliar to you.
Make study cards.
On the front of a note card write the word or idea. On the back, write the definition or important information. Have a friend or parent ask you about the word and/or provide a definition.
Stay organized throughout the year.
If someone helps you organize your papers, take the time to continue putting everything in its place.
Dedicate a space for every class in your book bag.
There should be a place for class notes, handouts and homework assignments.
Utilize your agenda
Write down all of the week’s assignments. Most teachers have them posted in the classroom.
Don’t wait until the last minute.
Study a little every night instead of cramming late the night before the test.
Select a consistent place to study.
The key is to find a comfortable place and study there regularly.