Alan’s tips on studying smart
• 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.