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03/08/2018

How to Improve the Quality of Your Student’s Notebook

It doesn’t matter if your youngster spends hours studying, if they are using poorly written notes or notes which are full of distractions, then their study sessions aren’t going to be as productive as they could be. The Tutoring Center, West Caldwell NJ has the following post to help improve your child’s notebook with a spring clean!

Remove Loose Items

The first step is to declutter their notebook of all the loose items. These could include handwritten notes, teacher’s handouts, or even newspaper clippings. As you remove each item, be sure to use a pencil to mark a number against both the lost note and its corresponding page.

Now It’s Time to Sort

Once you have your piles of notes, encourage your youngster to thoroughly review each of them before discarding anything. It can be easy to discard a note which looks like it is filled with nothing but scribbles but which actually has important information hidden on it. As they are doing this, help them to cut away any distracting information or irrelevant notes and only keep what they need.

Time to Put It All Back Together

As you both put the notes back in, look for ways to clean up the pages. For example, if you are looking down at half a page of notes and another half of strange drawings and scribbles, rewrite the note cleanly and paste the diagram at the relevant point in the text. By removing distracting text and scribbles and writing the note cleanly with the diagram in place, it provides your student with an easy to read the note. This will allow them to quickly dart their eyes around the page to gain contextual information and to reference the diagram.

Tutoring in West Caldwell Works

If you notice that your student struggles to take notes for a particular subject, one-to-one tutoring in West Caldwell can help. Speak with The Tutoring Center, West Caldwell NJ by calling (862) 210-8600 to learn about how subject focused one-to-one tutoring in West Caldwell can help your student overcome their learning challenges and reach their academic potential.

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