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• Use memory tricks. If you have trouble remembering how to spell a word make up a silly sentence for that word. For example to remember the names of Great Lakes think of each letter in the word HOMES: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior;

• Take brain breaks. Students remember the first and last points they learn so have lots of starts and finishes;

• Get up once in a while so that oxygen reaches the brain. Research indicates that you retain 10 per cent more of what you learn while standing that you do while sitting;

• Binders are better than notebooks. And better still is to have a maser binder for all subjects as it is easier to be organized;

• Get parents involved. One of the main predictors of a child’s success in school is how much their parents are involved;

• Do not study with the TV or radio on. If you must listen to music make it Baroque as research shows that it improves memory and has a calming effect that boosts productivity. Good choices include works of Telemann, Vivaldi, Bach and Scarlati;

• Ask and answer questions out loud as it activates more channels of the brain;

• Start homework with the subject you like least and finish with your best subject.

For more information and resources call Small at 1-604-535-0063 or e-mail him at terry_small@telus.net