April 30, 2012
CHOC Children’s has launched an online “Homework Help Center” for kids. This new resource, part of the rich content found on the hospital’s website, offers articles with tips on doing homework, studying, taking tests and other school-related topics.
“Our new Homework Help Center is a great resource for teachers, school administrators, nurses, counselors and sports coaches,” says Nicole Borchard, director, Interactive Media, CHOC Children’s. “We hope parents and kids will love the helpful content and interactive features. This is just one more way we are enhancing our website to make it even more useful for children and families.”
Share these “Six Steps to Smarter Studying for Kids” with the students in your life:
1. Pay attention in class. When you pay attention in class, you are starting the process of learning and studying.
2. Take good notes. Good notes = easier studying. Start by writing down facts that your teacher mentions or writes on the board during class.
3. Plan ahead for tests and projects. You can then plan how much to do after school each day, and how much time to spend on each topic. Keep a weekly or monthly calendar in your binder and mark down important due dates.
4. Break it down. If you have a bunch of stuff to learn, break it into smaller chunks. The more days you spend reviewing something, the more likely it is to stick in your brain.
5. Ask for help if you get stuck. You can't study effectively if you don't understand the material. Be sure to ask your teacher for help if you're confused about something. And you should never feel embarrassed to ask questions.
6. Get a good night's sleep! Your brain needs time to digest all the information you've given it. Try to get a good night's sleep and you'll be surprised by what comes back to you in the morning.
For more tips on helping your child or student with schoolwork, visit the Homework Help Center.
About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680