The Academic Resource Center and Middle School joined forces to create “Popcorn and Prep,” a program where learning specialists, along with teachers, help students develop a plan, organize, and reduce stress as they study for exams.
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Two weeks before exams, several rows of long tables and neatly stacked binders fill the Middle School’s Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). At the front of the room, there is an assemblage that boasts the “stuff” of a professional organizer’s dreams - everything from a rainbow array of sticky notes to an electronic hole-puncher. The MPR’s set-up is thanks to a collaboration between the Middle School and Academic Resource Center (ARC).
The two divisions joined forces and created “Popcorn and Prep,” a program where an extensive variety of popcorn is provided and learning specialists, along with teachers, are available to help students develop a plan, organize, and reduce stress as they study for exams. Lovett teachers and in-house learning specialists were on hand to share strategies and techniques on how to best organize academic materials in a binder for study and review (study guides, notes, handouts, previous assessments, etc.).
Each day is centered on a specific core subject: Monday – science, Tuesday – math, Wednesday – English, and Thursday - social studies. To get a jump start on exam prep, the majority of Middle School students have already taken advantage of this optional four-day program.