Supply List for the 2016-17 School Year
*One 2-inch binder with 6 pocket dividers
-binder should have a view finder on the cover and no Velcro or zippers of any kind
*Six composition books (cardboard cover- any color cover)
-college ruled is preferred, but will accept wide ruled, but you will use more of them
-these are 9 3/4 X 7 1/2, NOT 8 1/2 X 11
*Several mechanical pencils
* Several pens with blue or black ink only
*One box of 12 colored pencils
Great Study Tips!
- Find one consistent place to study- a comfortable, quiet, private place at a table or desk.
- Get your study supplies organized- get a container of some sort to keep paper, pencils, pens, calculator, dictionary, and other supplies that you need often.
- Set a schedule each day- review what you need to do and decide how long it will take.
- Avoid distractions- turn off the TV, computer games, radios, ipods, and cell phones.
- Break work into chucks- do what is due the next day first, then review for weekly tests and quizzes. and then work on long-term projects and homework.
- Study as early as possible- when you get home have a snack and then start homework as soon as possible.
- Read over class notes- take a few minutes to review all class notes and highlight the main points.
- Think about tomorrow- take a few minutes to review what you will be doing tomorrow and focus on what you'll need for the day.
- Pack your school bag the night before- get all the things you will need for tomorrow in your backpack- including your homework. Set your bag in a place where you won't forget it!
- Get to class on time.
- Turn in your homework!
- Pay attention in class- get everything you can get out of each class. Practice ACTIVE listening.
- Take good notes- write down important things that you hear and read.
- Ask questions- if you are not sure about something be sure to ask.
- Write down all assignments.
- Use your class time well- review notes or work on assignments
- Have everything you need to do homework with you before you leave class.
- Adjust your attitude- to one that wants to, and intends to, succeed at good study skills.
- Don't procrastinate.
- Use your planner.
- Plan ahead- for tests and long-term assignments.
- Don't get behind- let a teacher or parent know if you're in trouble.
- Circle the active verbs in directions.
- Double check- always look back to see that you did what you were supposed to do.
- Make use of study guides, graphic organizers, flash cards, lists, and Cornell notes.
- Get plenty of rest- you need 8-10 hours each night.
- Get some exercise every day.
- Practice, repeat, and review- on average, a person needs to encounter or use something 13 times to learn it. So go over important concepts many times in many ways (read it, listen to it, diagram it, sing it, teach it, etc.)