Most students are accustomed to learning by reading same notes and students’ book over and over. However, psychological discoveries have shown that this is one of the worst methods of learning. Most effective method is the use of cards, diagrams, and maps. The learning order of the units it important, so mixing different units can cause disorder in studying.
Encourage your child not to read same units’ multiple times
As most of them say, this is theirs number one strategy. The research has concluded that this repetitive accumulation of information isn’t good and cannot create a long-term memory. By observing the students, scientists have discovered that when they read one article, they memorize the same amount of material as when they read it the second time. When the article is read for the second time, student passes the familiar information and doesn’t extract new.
Tell them to ask lot of questions
This is a good technique, once they read the text, tell them to ask a lot of questions related to the subject. Gathering information in this way can be more effective for the memory. If the child answers wrong, he gets the feedback that he doesn’t know something and that he must read that again. In this way, he can control his studying, and he is learning with understanding.
He should connect new information with something he already knows
It would be a good try to connect new thesis with already familiar information. For example, the child is teaching about how neuron transfers electricity, and he already knows that neuron has a thick membrane around it which contributes to the transfer of electricity. You can help him connect that with the water hose. If the hose is punctured, the water will flow slower. Same happens with a membrane, transmission of electricity slows down.
Teach them to draw
The excellent strategy is the creation of diagrams, mental maps and similar types of visual models. Scientists explain that this type of active studying, when children know which information are important, can store long- term memories and to keep relevant information. The child must be more engaged and less passive.
Use cards with notes
Even though most of the students forget about this cards and leave them by side, experience in practice shows that it can’t be good for their knowledge. A child should test his knowledge and everything he’s learned so far. It would be good for a child, if it repeats correctly some information from a card, to still leave that card in a deck because reunion can be extremely beneficial.
A lot of students uses the last hour to learn as much as they can and they repeat the same information over and over. For long- term memory that can be a bad decision, especially if a child will use some of the previous lessons for learning new ones. It is important to distribute your studying and learn every day something new.