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    Ninth Grade Information

  • Algebra I

    Study Strategies for Algebra I:

    • Keep an organized notebook (dates, titles, complete notes)
    • Review notes (Recommended study time: 15-20 minutes)
    • Review Quizlet flashcards (Recommended study time: 15 minutes)
    • Complete practice problems, redo practice problems

  • AP Human Geography

    Study Tips for AP Human Geography

    • Study/Review using: AP Daily Videos, Mr. Sinn AP Human Geography Videos, quizlets/kahoots, practice
      questions from the textbooks from Dr. Zigler’s classroom (available for check-out) (Recommended study time: minimum 5 hours/week)
    • You MUST complete the weekly reading and reading guides to be successful in this course (Recommended study time: 1-2 hours/week)
    • Note-taking during class (Recommended study time: 2-3 hours/week)
    • The week before a test, students should create a 5-day study plan. Cramming the night before a test will not result in a passing test grade (Recommended study time: additional 2-3 hours/week outside of class)
    • Create your own, written flashcards for each unit’s vocab. This course is vocab-heavy! Writing things down
      encodes the information in your brain better. You can also draw the concept of the term rather than just writing
      out the definition. (Recommended study time: 2-3 hours/week)

  • Biology

    Study Tips for Biology

    • Study Quizlet vocabulary (Recommended study time: 10-15 minutes)
    • Create and review flashcards (Recommended study time: 10-15 minutes)
    • Rewrite notes, take quality notes (dates, titles, complete notes)
    • Retell the process you are studying to someone else

  • Chemistry

    Study Tips for Chemistry

    • Ask questions! When you talk about it, you learn about it
    • Complete assignments, complete/redo practice problems (Recommended study time: Daily) 
    • Review notes the same day (Recommended study time: 5 minutes/day until the test)
    • Use Quizlet and Quizzizz to get more practice with vocabulary and problems
    • Re-watch videos used in class (edPUZZLE, YouTube, Khan Academy, etc.)
    • Check Google Classroom and eCLASS for helpful resources

  • Geometry

    Study Tips for Geometry

    • Keep class notes organized and dated
    • Review class notes (Recommended study time: 5 minutes/day)
    • Complete unfinished practice problems/rework problems (Recommended study time: Daily)
    • Review study guide and sheet problems before exams (Recommended study time: 20-30 minutes)

  • Language Arts

    Study Tips for Language Arts

    • One of the best ways to become a better writer is to read a multitude of texts (news articles, videos, informational
      Instagram slides, novels, poems, etc.) (Recommended study time: 20 minutes or pages per day, every day)
    • Set reading goals-Read for 10 minutes, at the end of the 10 minutes, record how many pages you read. This
      should be the number of pages you read every single day
    • Additional Writing Resources:

  • Medical Ethics/Current Issues

    Study Tips for Medical Ethics/Current Issues

    • Go over Quizlet and Blooket Vocabulary terms
    • Read the entire chapter in the textbook (at least once before test or quiz)

  • World History

    Study Tips for World History

    • When reading a text, use SQ3R (Scan, Question, Read, Recite) (Recommended study time: Consistently, whenever reading a text is required and the following day.)
    • Take notes (highlight) - review notes the next day
    • Vocabulary flash cards- have a partner quiz them aloud. If a student can explain it out loud in their own words to
      someone else without referencing notes they understand concept- include explaining cause and effect.
      Understanding the common themes and trends in world history is helpful to apply to test taking.
    • Place flashcards that the student gets correct in one pile and those missed in another; repeat missed until all are in “correct” pile

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