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Lesson 28: The Benefits of Failure

The principles of failure analysis apply to academics too. How a student deals with failure is important. Failure must not defeat or define you. Rather, become your own personal failure analyst. Gather and review data, determine why you failed and how you can succeed in the future. Knowing how to analyze, correct, and benefit from failure is not only a good college readiness skill – it’s a good life skill. View previous lesson slides Continue reading

Lesson 27: Good Citizens! Perfect Participants!

The importance of classroom participation and citizenship is often overlooked by students. However, these skills can make up a significant percentage of a student's final grade in a class, so they deserve attention. In high school and college, the level and quality of classroom participation and citizenship skills are increasingly important to a student's academic success. View previous lesson slides View next lesson slides Continue reading

Lesson 26: Ramp Up Your Research Skills!

In spite of how easy it is to research these days, one of the biggest problems faced by first year college students is their lack of basic research skills. Many students assume that because they have good tech skills, they also have good informational skills. These skills are not the same. To be college-ready students must ramp up their research skills! View previous lesson slides View next lesson slides Continue reading

Lesson 25: Ouch My Brain Hurts! Critical Thinking Skills

There are multiple levels and dimensions to thinking. People can think conceptually, make assumptions, draw inferences, consider implications, argue different points of view, and more. Critical thinking is a process of thinking that leads the thinker to the right conclusion or solution. To be college ready, students should understand the differences between higher order thinking skills and how they are demonstrated. View previous lesson slides View next lesson slides Continue reading

Lesson 24: So Close, Yet So Far…Distance Learning

Distance learning is a program or class delivered over the internet instead of in a traditional classroom, and it is a fast-growing trend in American education. In high school and college, students will take one, or possibly several distant learning courses. There are many unique challenges to distance learning. The ability to work successfully online us an important college readiness skill. View previous lesson slides View next lesson slides Continue reading