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New year's resolution for academic success

It’s a new year, and as usual, this is the period where everyone, including families, makes plans, prepares for the remaining months of the year and commits to better habits. These new year resolutions act as a roadmap that guides you, puts you in check for the year, and can also help you achieve academic success.

It is never too late to set resolutions for you and your children. Here’s a checklist on how you can set goals for your children:

  • Reflect on the past year

It is important for you and your child to reflect on their academic performance in the past year. This helps you acknowledge the achievements they have made, the areas of strength and areas they need to work on. 

In doing this, you can check for patterns in their academic performance, like specific subjects or types of work that consistently posed difficulty. Doing this helps you and your child to identify major areas they should focus on this year.

  • Outline your goals/resolutions for the year

After reflecting on the past year and picking up improvement areas, it’s time to outline your resolutions/goals. You might also want to add goals from the previous year that weren’t ticked off. Make sure you and your child’s goals and resolutions are realistic and achievable.

For example, your resolution could be “To help my child establish a consistent homework routine by creating a designated study space and providing support when needed”, or “To cultivate a love for reading in my child by setting a dedicated time for daily reading and discussing stories with them to enhance comprehension”. Your child’s goal could be “To improve my handwriting by journaling at least 3 times a week”.  Remember that when setting goals, you should also consider your other commitments and extracurricular activities.

  • Create an action plan

The next step is to create an action plan. An action plan usually provides a clear direction for approaching and accomplishing your goals and resolutions. 

Your action plan should include steps you need to take to achieve your goals, like study strategies, time management techniques, or seeking additional help when needed.

  • Seek support and accountability 

After creating your action plan, you should seek support in areas where you might need help and also require accountability. During the year, you would need to regularly review your plan to make sure you are are working towards your goal. We can provide you with the necessary support and accountability you need.

One might ask why all this? The main goal is to ensure academic success for your children. Just like the saying goes ‘Proper planning prevents poor performance’, it is essential to make plans for the year.

We are dedicated to supporting you in helping your child at home, and we are committed to helping your child build positive learning habits. Find out how we can support you and your child today.


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