How to Improve Your Child's Studying Process

How to Improve Your Child's Studying Process

Child's Studying Process

Parents want their kids to succeed at their studies. There is a belief that good grades are a guarantee for getting the desired job in the future. It might and might not be true, but having an impressive GPA can't hurt. However, good grades come at a high cost of students spending sleepless nights writing papers and memorizing new material.

The reality of the studying process is harsh in that there are too many assignments and too little time for coping with all of them. There is always a need for extracurricular activities that take time. The personal life of a student is an essential part of their lives as well. So, how you as a parent can help your kids succeed without having a nervous breakdown?

The fact that we live in the 21st century is definitely a plus. There are many tools and resources you can suggest your children use. Here are the top 5 of them that have shown to be an effective support.

1. Microtutoring

If you've always imagined a tutor as someone you have to regularly have classes with, microtutoring will become a revelation to you. The concept is rather simple. If your child has a problem with a particular topic or assignment, there is an online tutor you can hire to help your kid. There is no need for regular meetings. Your child will contact a tutor only when there is an issue with homework. The most popular assignment students experience difficulties with is writing a research paper. A professional writer can make this task look easy and explain all of its pitfalls.

2. SQ3R

Unfortunately, this is not a password to an account with all the answers to all of your children's questions. It is an effective reading method that will help your kids memorize the information faster. It also makes sure they understand what they've learned. It is often the case when students remember a concept but can't explain what it is about. The key to passing a test and getting a high score is in understanding all the concepts discussed in the classroom. This is one of the ways to do it.

3. Interactive Learning Materials

If there is a topic that your children experience difficulties with, there's a high probability to find an online course dedicated to it. There are numerous resources where you can find tons of information on a specific topic of your choice. Khan Academy, Coursera, and many others offer free materials. Moreover, there's an interactive learning software you can download to simplify the studying process for your children.

4. Analytical Skills

Most of the homework assignments require students to use their analytical skills. There should be a clear understanding of how to help your children improve theirs. One of the ways is for them to read a book and then watch a movie. The exercise of comparing and contrasting the features of both of the works of art will not only bring them satisfaction but also broaden their outlook. It is a great opportunity to combine work and pleasure.

5. Learning a Foreign Language

Learning a new language is not only an exciting idea that can turn into a real asset when looking for a job in the future. It also improves one's memory. If there is an opportunity for your children to start learning foreign languages, encourage them to do so. There are multiple free online resources like Duolingo that use an easy interactive approach to make the learning less difficult and more fun. Ask your kids what language they would be willing to learn or make a small research on what languages will be good to know by the time they grow up.

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When You Make A Girl An Aunt, You Change Her World In All The Best Ways

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.


My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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The One Thing Everyone Should Do Before They Graduate

Why I wish everyone could have shared in my end of school adventure.


The end of freshman year was filled with the abundant stress of final exams, teary-eyed goodbyes, and last looks at my dorm room on South Campus. The academic year was overwhelmingly busy, and I tried my best to soak in every single moment as a first-year college student. But as I'm sure many of you can understand, it's not always possible to make time for the adventures we so desperately desire. I found myself saying "I want to do that!" all year long, and here it was the last week of the year and my bucket list had barely been touched. All those Philadelphia excursions, dreamy coffee shop dates, and campus explorations that I looked forward to never ended up panning out…

… until last Thursday night.

With about half the freshman class moved out of South Campus, everything felt a little strange. There was barely a dinner rush at all in Donahue Dining Hall, and my room looked so empty it almost made me sad. Naturally, I called up a couple of friends. Within minutes, we met in the lounge, and we were off for our adventure.

Every single day on the way to labs in Mendel Hall, I walked past the beloved Falvey Fountain. It had become such a consistent part of my routine that walking past it felt like it was a necessary daily occurrence. But this time, we didn't walk past. In fact, we stopped dead in our tracks and admired its color changing beauty for a brief moment.

And then we dove in!

Yes, we jumped right into the fountain. First the daring adventurer of the group, then his sidekick, then the skeptic, and finally myself. This was definitely not allowed, but no one was around, and more importantly, no one cared. Being knee deep was freezing, but the adrenaline rush was too much to suppress. So we submerged further, dunking each other and splashing the icy water literally everywhere. My wet hair made way for the most epic hair flip of all time, and we all laughed joyously.

All the stress of looming final grades and the completion of projects, the bittersweet goodbyes to our newfound families, and the hassles of packing up for the year were washed away in that fountain, drowned in the euphoria of the moment. We were officially baptized in summer as it dubbed us the kings and queens of adventure.

Afterward, we wrung out our soaking clothes and snapped a quick pic of our drenched selves. Trying to escape the scene hastily, I dropped my bag of M&M;'s. They spilled everywhere, leaving streams of melty chocolate and food coloring running through the aftermath of our fountain dive. The scene looked like a bit of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory had exploded from the fountain and into the night.

I am far from kidding when I say that adventure is a must for everyone, at any stage of life. Whether it's fountain diving at Nova, or sky diving in New Mexico, something about us as human beings needs the unusual, exciting, and even hazardous experiences. This one was particularly cleansing and absolutely unforgettable.

So I implore you: go forth this summer and be adventurous! Explore hidden places, try new eats, shuffle a stranger's playlist, introduce yourself to someone on a whim, or just get in the car and drive with no destination in mind. This summer is for the bold; this summer's for you.

Happy adventuring!


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