I am finding that our son who is 12 years old does not know how to study. I would not be surprised if he also doesn't know how to take notes in class.
He always come home "I don't have any homework". So my husband and I have been making him outline the next steps for his classes. So for example he just finished Ch. 7 and we will start with CH. 8 going over all the questions and Voc. Words. Once we are done with that we will make flash cards. So that by the time he has the test he understands most of the information. This might take 30-40 min. a night.
I am learning he has never done this nor has anyone taught him how to be successful in studying.
What are your thoughts are your kids able to learn the information and are ready for their tests. I always assumed he knew how to study.. part of why he gets F's. The other major reason us he rushes through to get done.