So I thought I’d ask the experts: YOU. I am tutoring a high-schooler who is struggling a great deal, with just one class. She’s a straight A student in everything but this class (AP Bio for those asking). The topic is one she could care less about, the book is…well not the best book I’ve ever seen for students…and she doesn’t seem to be getting much out of the class. I have made a series of suggestions for helping her teach herself, as well as meeting with her to go through homework and projects. Part of the problem (I think) is that this has been such a pain for her for so long that she just can’t find a way to care. I don’t entirely blame her.
Surely you have all had classes where you need/want to do well but are essentially on your own–due to difference in learning/teaching styles, a challenging text, etc. What do you do to study for such classes? What do you do to teach yourself in general? I will be passing on your suggestions to my young friend.