What it’s about
Looking for a comprehensive study skills curriculum designed specifically to develop your students’ college readiness? You’ve found it! 28 classroom-ready lesson plans cover all aspects of good academic behaviors.
College readiness is far more than what students know — it’s about how they learn. To prepare for the academic demands of high school and postsecondary coursework, students must develop productive learning skills and strategies for the acquisition, retention, and demonstration of knowledge. Unfortunately many students simply do not have the academic skills and strategies they need in order to succeed at the postsecondary level. According to ACT’s 2016 National Curriculum Survey, study skills are clearly the weak link of college readiness.
The same conclusion was reached in Achieve’s extensive college-readiness survey where work habits and study skills also topped the area in which students are least prepared for the demands of postsecondary work. The21st Century Student’s Guide to Study Skills makes it easy and affordable to implement an academic habits program at your high school.
What students will learn
The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Study Skills has 28 full lesson plans covering essential skills and strategies for deeper and more meaningful learning, including how (and why) to be a metacognitive student, memory and recall, learning & intelligence styles, pre-learning strategies, active learning, active reading, active listening, Cornell and Matrix notes, mnemonics, time-spaced learning, test-taking skills and strategies, the challenges of distance learning, critical thinking, information literacy… and much more!
Practice activities, projects, worksheets, assessments, and classroom instructional slides are included. This program also comes with fun college-readiness issues your students can blog, debate or discuss, recommended curated apps to help students develop good study skills and a College Readiness Corner with innovative activities for improving your students’ college readiness.