1. Most importantly, DO NOT wait until the night before a test to begin studying.  Reviewing material daily as you learn it at school is the best method of studying.

2.  When studying at home, find a quiet place to study that is away from distractions.  Select a consistent place to study. Some people need total quiet and others can study well with music in the background. The key is to find a comfortable place and study there regularly, such as the kitchen table, a desk, a favorite chair, bed, etc.

3.  Use Unit Review Sheets that are provided for you - they help you identify the most important ideas and concepts.

4.  Make flashcards for the vocabulary words that have been taught. You can use index cards or scrap pieces of paper to make them.  On the front of the cards 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 you need to give the definition or visa versa.

5.  Ask family members or friends to quiz you on the material that will be covered.

6.  Remember that I am always available to offer assistance if you need help understanding any of the material presented.  All you have to do is ASK!