Alan’s tips on study­ing smart

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Bookends Event -

• The hu­man brain has an aver­age at­ten­tion span of 45 min­utes If your child is in lower pri­mary, let him study for one ses­sion of 25-30 min­utes be­fore tak­ing a short break. If he’s in up­per pri­mary, it’s 30-35 min­utes a ses­sion. • Vary the sub­jects Avoid cram­ming study ses­sions with just one sub­ject – sim­i­lar info will com­pete for the same mem­ory space in your kid’s brain, and he may end up learn­ing noth­ing. Switch up his sub­jects ev­ery hour or so. • Start with the most chal­leng­ing sub­ject Max­imise your child’s study re­sults by be­gin­ning re­vi­sion with the sub­ject he finds most chal­leng­ing, when his en­ergy level is still high. Fol­low this with a neu­tral sub­ject, then his favourite. “Your child will have low en­ergy by the end of his study ses­sion, so cap­ping it with his favourite sub­ject will boost his mood and mo­ti­vate him to study more,” said Alan.

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