What it’s about
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.
What students will learn
The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Study Skills has 28 chapters 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!
28 chapters include everything a student needs for learning good study skills, including worksheets, practice activities and assessments. But just because our goals are serious doesn’t mean students can’t have a little fun. Comics and characters and enjoyable activities, bring study skills to life and making learn these important skills a breeze!