I received a review copy of Gary E. Howard’s Help Your Kids Get Better Grades at just the right time. Yesterday was J’s first day of high school. Exciting times! We’ve been talking to her about the need for taking notes, and we're looking forward to helping her make the most of homework and study for tests. We hope we’ll be able to help her learn those super-useful study skills. Here are my notes. Enjoy! Click on the image for a larger version. The book has many more tips for people helping high-school students improve their study skills. Help Your Kids Get Better Grades (Gary E. Howard; Cambridge Learning Skills, 2010) - affiliate link Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book, but would probably have written the same review if I’d checked this out from a library. =) The Amazon links above are also affiliate links.