With close to 90 DAYS left before the written papers of the PSLE 2019 exam…
and having your child finished his or her mid-year exam with less than satisfactory results, you may now be anxious and at wit’s end as to who to turn to and what other foolproof strategies to take to help your child make the best of the three months.
Here we would like to share a few tips that could help you help your child.
You reckon that a successful plan executed now over the next three months could have a profound influence on your child’s PSLE grades and the school he or she will end up may decide his or her future. So how can you help your child with his or her revision and in partnership draw up an effective revision schedule?
These tips and advice can provide a starting point.
Divide sessions to suit your child’s revision patterns plus attention span and include breaks in between. Vary the kinds of studying – attempt past-year questions; recalling formulae in Maths or key concepts in Science; try mind-mapping or talking through a particular topic and at times, make them fun too.
You could also adapt various multi-sensory activities of oral testing like visual learning (by sight), some auditory (hearing) and others kinaesthetic (touch).
For more visual learners, visual aids tap into the visual memory and help in recall and retrieval, so together as a project, search out interesting diagrams or flow-charts, Alternatively, both of you could place visual notes on post-its of key information to be remembered all around the house or bedside walls, on mirrors and fridge doors.
For auditory learners who learn best through listening and talking, parents could be their study buddies and discuss the topics at hand, make up songs and rhymes about tough concepts and make use of mnemonics to help remember a list of facts in a certain order.
First discuss with your child to zoom in on the difficult and more challenging topics of each subject and plan study sessions to address such concerns.
Kinaesthetic learners who learn best through physical movement or touch/feeling could try setting up different activities around the room, so the kids need to move to find out or write down answers. Using gestures or dance movements could also be one way to help them remember.
It is always good to give them the space to work out some studying independently, too. Here praise them for good work when you genuinely mean it. Do reassure them that when they fail to get their answers right, it’s ok. They learn from mistakes made now so as to avoid making them later. Should anxiety get the better of them, there is always breathing techniques that you both could practice in order to calm one’s nerves down.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Should you feel helpless to such strategies and not find yourself to be a good study buddy, we have a comprehensive PSLE Intensive course 2019 that you can sign your child up. Topics will be discussed methodically and effective revision methods including comprehensive notes will be imparted to help your child with the last lap of revision.
HOW MORE CAN WE HELP?
If you are not able to ascertain what predominant learning style your child is inclined towards, look us up. We offer a FREE three-segment quiz that can elicit your child’s learning style. This will help him or her and our educator co-ordinate his revision schedule and study approach which will definitely help him be a more efficient and effective learner.