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There are two big college survival skills you need to teach your children before they leave home.

#1 How to Study

A big key to high school success is to make sure that you teach your students the skills that are necessary for college survival. Before my sons were seniors in college, I would have said that the most important college preparation skills were note taking, public speaking, and essay writing. I asked my sons what I should say to people who are preparing their kids for college, and they told me that parents should teach their students how to study. This is a really important skill for college, especially for gifted homeschoolers who never had to study in high school.  Teach your students how to study, because it’s just as important as the things you typically think of for college preparation.

#2 Why to Sleep

To be successful in college, your children must learn the importance of sleep. I heard college lectures about students who didn’t sleep, and never thought it would happen to my children, but of course it did. I think a great solution to this problem is to have your child write an essay every year in high school about the importance of sleep. Perhaps they still wouldn’t sleep when they got to college, but at least you wouldn’t have to nag them about it because they’d already know.  Their brains won’t function and their body’s will fall apart if they don’t sleep.  Don’t let them learn it the hard way!



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Guest - Heather T. on Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:08

Like Michelle I'd love to know of a resource that helps teach your child to study! Anxious to hear your ideas!

Like Michelle I'd love to know of a resource that helps teach your child to study! Anxious to hear your ideas!
Guest - Michelle (website) on Thursday, 07 June 2012 11:32

How would you suggest teaching your child to study? I discovered this year that my 8th grader needs help in this area. I haven't done much testing in our homeschool so far and this year my daughter didn't do as well with her foreign language and math programs as she could have because there were tests and she didn't know how to study. She mostly understood the material, but forgot it by the time she took the unit tests. I am especially unsure since both programs are online and video based, so there are no textbooks to study.

How would you suggest teaching your child to study? I discovered this year that my 8th grader needs help in this area. I haven't done much testing in our homeschool so far and this year my daughter didn't do as well with her foreign language and math programs as she could have because there were tests and she didn't know how to study. She mostly understood the material, but forgot it by the time she took the unit tests. I am especially unsure since both programs are online and video based, so there are no textbooks to study.
Guest - Lee (website) on Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:58

This is where a class specifically for that purpose is really helpful. Study/learning skills don't come naturally to everyone, so a class on study skills would give your student confidence and valuable experience. The Great Courses site provides one that is rated well by most who have used it: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=1050

This is where a class specifically for that purpose is really helpful. Study/learning skills don't come naturally to everyone, so a class on study skills would give your student confidence and valuable experience. The Great Courses site provides one that is rated well by most who have used it: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=1050
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