It’s sad to see the summer draw to a close, but it’s exciting to think about and plan for the new school year! Maybe you’ll get to shop for new clothes and shoes, and a new backpack can be fun to choose and handy to have. It’s best to wait until school begins to get a list of the supplies your new teacher wants you to have. But it never hurts to have the basics – paper, pencils, pens, erasers, a ruler – and a quiet place to study and do homework, if possible. Keeping a calendar is also a good idea: mark things down so you know what’s coming up.
And the Library is a good place to find information on how to improve your study, report-writing, and test-taking skills.
- Studying and Tests by Barbara A. Somervill [J371.3028 ROZAKIS]
- How to be School Smart: Super Study Skills by Elizabeth James and Carol Barkin [J371.3028 JAMES]
- How to Study for Success [J371.3028 HOW]
- School Smarts by Nancy Golden [J371.30281 GOLDEN]
- School Power: Study Skills Strategies for Succeeding in School by Jeanne Shay Schumm [J371.3028 SCHUMM]
Don’t forget the Union City Library Homework Center. It will start again some time after school begins, and again will be open Monday – Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m. No registration is required for this free program. And available year round is a wonderful online resource, Brainfuse. From the Alameda County Library website, click on the Homework Help Now link
Open seven days a week [except for a few holidays], 1 – 10 p.m., find one-on-one TRAINED, SCREENED live tutors by grade level and subject. Language lab, writing lab, practice tests, study groups, career building – an amazing number of resources and they keep getting better and better! And access is provided by the Alameda County Library. All you need is a Library card. The card, and the service, are free!