Kids' Take on Studying

January 25, 2022

by katie jones backer

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

-Nelson Mandela

Students of all ages have kicked off another semester, and with that comes tests: quizzes, ACT/SAT testing, midterms, and eventually finals. Kids everywhere are groaning, I know. And yet, there are a few things students can do to ease the stress load and go into their tests feeling prepared.

We asked a group of students, of varying ages, for their best study tips to help others put their best foot forward this season.

Study Tips:

  • “I can kick balls high. I can toss them and kick them on my toe, and it makes them go high.” -Eli, age 4 (Study tips for Gym class perhaps!?) 
  • “I like to color.” -James, age 4 (Great tip for Art class!?) 
  • “I like practicing math facts [multiplication times tests] with flashcards.” -Jackson, age 9
  • “I like to create different questions from my notes and then quiz myself.” -Colby, age 12
  • “Notes! Taking notes and studying from them helps me a lot… and listening to music while I look through them.” -Jarica, age 13
  • “Don’t try to study on a computer. It is way easier to study something that you wrote.”  -Gabi, age 15
  • “Instead of spending several hours studying in one night, I think studying 15-20 minutes a night is more beneficial. It helps with long-term memorization and doesn’t lead to exhaustion.” -Emalee, age 17
  • “You don’t want to know how I study for a test.” -Rachael, age 17
  • “When studying, I split up study sessions instead of studying for a long period of time. It is much more sufficient.” -Mikayla, age 21

Aren’t they great!? These kids seem to be on the right track! Flash cards, notes, and studying in increments all sound like fabulous tips. And… don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep and then eat a good breakfast beforehand!

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