1. Set Aside a Study Area:
Make sure that it is well lit and has access to pencils and paper. This study area should include a chair to sit in and a flat table area on which to work.
2. Turn Off Electronics During Study Time:
DO NOT do homework while watching TV, listening to the radio, playing on the computer, or talking on the phone. This style of doing homework invariably produces poor results. Parents, don't believe them when they say they can't do without!
3. Limit Electronics During School Nights:
Cut back on the amount of TV, computer games, Internet, video games, and telephone use in the evenings (Monday through Thursday). Consider limiting these to 1/2 hour a night Monday through Thursdays. Parents, have your child READ a book instead! If necessary, intercept phone calls during study time. Make a list and have them call their friends back AFTER study time.
4. Get to Bed on Time:
Bedtime for 7th graders ranges from 9:30 to10:00
5. Check Homework & Help Your Child Study for Tests:
Homework assignment sheets are handed out in class -- or, you can check the websites for the current homework listings. Homework in all four academic classes is graded from the first day of school. Parents, do not do it FOR your child, just make sure it IS done each night. Tests are important. Help your child study for them!