Study Strategies

Executive Function is a term used to describe a set of mental processes that helps us connect past experience with present action. We use executive function when we perform such activities as planning, organizing, strategizing and paying attention to and remembering details.

As we begin a year focusing on executive functions, we want to encourage our students to reflect on their learning. When studying for a test, it is important for them to discover what “works” for them and what doesn’t. The teachers at Lake Michigan Academy will send home a “Strategy Options for Studying” sheet the day before a test (strategies listed below). We want the students to check off which strategies they used to study. They will be handing this sheet back in to their teacher with the test. The teachers will describe all of these study techniques to your students.

Strategy Options for Studying

Flash cards
Discussion with parent/friend
Review/reread class notes aloud
Crazy Phrases
Mapping / Webbing