Here are a few important learning-to-learn skills...
which I read about in “Learning to Learn: Tips for Teens and Their Teachers” by Ulrich Boser and have suggested what we can do as parents, despite our assumed short-comings;
1. Actively retrieve and explain. Re-reading notes and highlighting textbook material is too passive. Much more effective is testing oneself or explaining material so it makes sense to another person.
Parent takeaway: be that “other person”. Ask your child to explain what they have studied to you.
2. Focus. Trying to study while listening to music, watching YouTube, texting, or doing Snapchat and Instagram is inefficient because short-term memory is compromised.
Parent takeaway: imposing restrictions on anything which causes distraction is essential.
3.Being aware of feelings. Teens are subject to emotional and hormonal surges and downswings, especially during times of stress such as examination periods.
Parent takeaway: break up intense academic revision/studying periods with other activities