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03/08/2018

Boost the Quality of Your Student's Notes

It’s no secret that the quality of the material being studied directly impacts the productivity of the study session. It's not just about whether the information is correct, but also about how it is presented. For this reason, The Tutoring Center of Dubai has a great post on how you can improve the utility of your student’s notebook with a spring cleaning.

Get Rid of the Clutter

Start by removing all of the clutter from the notebook. This could include loose notes, handouts from the teacher, or even newspaper clippings. As you remove each item, be sure to mark it with a pencil and include the corresponding mark on the page you removed it from, to make it easy to find its place later on. Before your student makes their way through the pile of loose items to sort, encourage them to look at each item carefully. What could look like nothing short of a page full of drawings could hide a small piece of important information in a corner. However, in this example, be sure that your student doesn’t just keep the whole page of scribbles. Be sure to cut out the important information and discard the rest, ensuring to keep the pencil mark.

Now It’s Time to Put It All Back Together Again

Once you are looking at the original notebook and a pile of pieces of paper with important information, start putting it all back in. However, don’t just tape or staple it to the correct page, look at ways to actually incorporate it into the notes. For example, if you are looking at a page of notes which is written so poorly that it actually spans over a page and a half, and you need to add a relevant diagram, encourage your youngster to either scan and edit it digitally or rewrite the note cleanly so that it not only spans a single page, but so that the diagram can also be included at the relevant text point. Is this going to mean a bit of extra work? It sure does! Is this going to give your student a solid reference book to study from? You bet it will! By collating all of the information onto one page along with the diagram, as they study, your student can easily dart their eyes around the page as they read and revise, easily re-reading contextual information or directly referencing the diagram. The result is nothing short of a more powerful study tool.

Complement Your Child’s Studying With Tutoring in Dubai

If you notice that your child’s notes seem too incomplete or they aren’t able to explain them, it could be that the lesson presented a significant challenge. Speak with The Tutoring Center of Dubai at (+971) 04 558 6211 to learn about how subject focused programs delivered through one-to-one tutoring in Dubai can help your student overcome any learning challenges they are facing and reach their potential.

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