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Study Tips & Homework Help

Study Tips and Homework Help

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This free on-line site focuses on mathematics help for students in Grades 7, 8, 9 and 10. We welcome your comments and questions.

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No two people study the same way, and there is little doubt that what works for one person may not work for another.  However, there are techniques that seem to produce good results. Click on the link below to find out more.

  • Study when you are rested, alert and have planned for it.
  • Studying at the library, study lounge or private room works best – without distractions.
  • Effective thinking skills – ask yourself questions as you read.
  • Getting the main idea in reading is central to effective studying.
  • Keep notes logically and legibly – good idea to record in a notebook.
  • Prepare for examinations, tests, or other assessments by reviewing and revising your notes.
  • Begin your review right after a day at school.
  • When taking an examination – always read the directions carefully – answer according to the directions.
  • Learn to spot key words in the statement that define a meaning. If a statement contains two clauses, one of which is false, the whole statement is false.
  • Read multiple-choice questions to same way as a true-false – eliminate the obvious false choice.
  • Completion question require you to provide a word or phrase – choose your words carefully.
  • If you don’t know an answer – give your best guess, as often times such responses get at least partial credit.
  • Essay question – read through the entire exam first – get a feel for the questions.
  • Planning your time in answering essay questions is more important than in objective type tests
  • The general rule is not to get carried away on one or two questions to the extent that you cannot answer the other questions in the time allowed.
  • If the exam allows for you to choose from a number of questions – be sure to number your answers exactly to match the question.
  • Pay attention to key words in essay exams when answering essay questions – “list”, “describe”, “compare and contrast,” and “outline” – each has special meaning.
  • Don’t write around the question – answer directly.
  • After scanning the list of questions to be answered, choose the ones you know most about first – prepare an outline.
  • The outline will help you remember important ideas and facts to be included in your response.

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