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Study NOW for Fall Success!

P9160353Many students believe it’s best to leave their summer schoolwork for the end of the summer; they fear that if they do the work too early they will have forgotten the material again by September.

In fact, the best way to make learning stick is to work at it gradually, over as long a period of time as possible. This builds more neural connections in the brain, and that’s what makes information stay put for good.

There’s still plenty of summer left, so get going on those math packets and that summer reading now, for about 10-20 minutes per day, 4-5 days per week.

Keeping a journal or calendar to record daily progress in a visible way will spark motivation. It’s satisfying to see those check marks mounting up. That’s what Jerry Seinfeld does to keep himself writing every day.

And it’s often best to get your work done first thing in the morning, leaving the rest of the day to enjoy your summer activities!


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Study NOW for Fall Success!

Leigh Pretnar Cousins, MS

Leigh Pretnar Cousins, MS is an educator, counselor, writer and speaker. She's been a tutor, test prep coach and home school teacher for over thirty years. Click HERE to visit Leigh's website and to subscribe to her newsletter, "Learning Something New."

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Cousins, L. (2015). Study NOW for Fall Success!. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2020, from


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