Success Tips and Resources for High School Students and Parents
High School: Tips and information from Mr. Doron on the courses he teaches within the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board and how to be a successful student. This website and specifically ths page is extremely useful in reviewing the slides that Mr. Doron shows in class. You should bookmark this page. In addition, this page is designed to help students and parents become more informed of the manner in which a student can improve themselves.
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The Path Of Student Success: Here is Mr. Doron's FAQ (frequently asked question section).
The mostly commonly asked question is how can a student improve one's grades.
The main suggestion is to see Mr. Doron during his remediation periods. This should be coordinated with Mr. Doron at least one day prior to attending. Remediation takes place usually during recess and or lunch. He is the best person to see because he knows exactly what a student's strengths and weaknesses are. He is also the person that is most aware of what material is being tested.
What is so good about this web site?
This web site is an excellent resource for students who are interested in better preparing for their classes. There are many power point slides that can be seen which should reinforce what has already been covered in class. The site is also an excellent way to get feedback on how a student is doing.
What if I cannot download the slides?
Perhaps you do not have power point on your computer. You can view the slides free with power point viewer. Click here to get it and see the slides.
How to CEGEPS evaluate student record?
For a more precise answer, please click on the link here.
In addition to this, it is a good idea to review notes on a daily basis usually the same night after the lesson. Read the notes and redo some of the problems covered in class on a separate piece of paper. As a title you can write "Notes Redo and the date".
Preparing for a Test
To preparation for tests, Mr. Doron asks students to write down 100 potential questions. On a separate piece of paper with a title 100 question Test Preparation for Test #x. Students can write down the same question up to three times - especially if it is a hard one. They should clearly write the question and if questions are taken from the book, they should write down where they got the question from i.e. P96 #13. They should not make up their questions. Rather, they should redo some of the questions covered in class and redo those. You may also take questions from your homework.
Mr. Doron strongly be lives that it is not practice makes perfect (you can practice wrong) but rather perfect practice makes perfection. As a reward for this work, Mr. Doron offers five (5) extra points for the test. If student only does a portion of this work (50%), then marks are awarded accordingly 2.5% (rounded up to 3%). It is also strongly suggested that a student challenges him/herself with hard questions. Only 10-15% of these 100 questions should be easy. 10% should be medium or average difficulty with the rest of the questions hard. Students only fool themselves when they redo the same EASY question three times. This is usually apparent when the students see the results of their tests and wonder what they can do to improve their mark. On most quizzes and tests, Mr. Doron offers 5 (five) extra points if corrections are done three times. Take the time to review your mistakes and notice where there was an error. Correct it three times. Do not just copy the answers three times; try and understand where you went wrong and try and get the broader concept.
Agenda: The agenda has been proven - time and time again to be highly related with success. In a student's busy life, they are often easily overwhelmed and forget due dates. Students should therefore write down their homework, quizzes and test dates every day. For students who are somewhat disorganized, you may ask your son or daughter to write down their homework every day and at the end of the day see Mr. Doron to initialize the day. This is an excellent way to keep an open communication between students, parents and Mr. Doron.
What happens if my son or daughter misses your class?
It is the responsibility of the student to cover what is missed in class. The student should ask a reliable classmate for notes and is responsible for all material covered in class (homework, quizzes, tests etc.). Upon the return to class, students may be expected to write the missed quiz, test, assignment etc. Stencils are always given to the student the day that they return to class. It is a good idea to download the slides and go over any additional slides covered in class. If points were given out for homework, then the student who missed the class should see the teacher at the end of class and show the homework.
What should a student do when I've finished all the work in class?
Students should quietly review the material and work on the 100 questions for the following test. If you have done 100 questions, why not challenge yourself with 200? :) It won't hurt.
What internet sites do you recommend?
One excellent page is the one that you are on right now. If you go back on tops of the page, you will notice that Mr. Doron has put his power point slides available to students to download and review during their own time. There is even the "who wants to be a millionaire game show" that Mr. Doron developed relevant questions. Review the slides that were discussed in class. Try and understand each slide and each question; this will only help you do better in your course. Once you click on the link, open the file. You will need Power Point installed on your computer for this to work.
There are tons of sites on the internet on specific topics. Be careful not to be too overwhelmed and waste a lot of time on things that are not important to your level. One website which the LBPSB recommends is called "Bob's Place". For secondary III students, you should click here and try some of the Chapter 11 (Surface Area & volume) and Chapter 12 topics (stats). Look around for other topics that we are covering. A student can easily spend hours "googling" or searching for relevant topics such as equations or math help. Find some good sites and let Mr. Doron know about them...
What are other tips that you suggest?
Test and Exam Tips Get some useful advice
Buy a math text books: Mr. Shutler's easy to read math text books to successfully complete courses in math 416 and 436 and 514. Mr. Doron highly recommends these books. If you are in math 374, 511 or 514, you should purchase the book for 514.
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Mr. Doron's philosophy is not practice makes perfect but perfect practice makes perfection. You can practice wrong so it is a good idea to redo correct work and make this into a habit of permenant knowledge. Be persistent, work hard and your efforts will eventually be rewarded.
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