Usually, performance during studying starts by being regular (so it’s best not to start with the most difficult subjects), then after a while, the performance is better, and during the final minutes it’s usually lower (this is the ideal time for simple or automatic tasks). The most advisable thing to avoid distractions is to have the child dive straight into studying. Among the basic rules that can be followed when studying, this is suggested:
- Do a first exploratory reading of the book or note’s subject to be studied, but without underlining.
- Do a second reading, this time deeper and underlining. It’s all about prioritizing ideas and marking them differently according to their importance.
- Draw a graph with the main ideas or write a summary.
- Learn by reading several times, and even repeating aloud, the graph or summary.
- Organize a study plan for the exam. If, for example, the exam is in eight weeks, review the summaries and graphs periodically.
- Read everything again to make sure the graph or summary is well-organized and nothing important has been left out.
- Don’t continue studying with the original material (book or notes), but rather the material that’s already been written.