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The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Study Skills

Classroom-ready, comprehensive study skills course for Grades 7-12

Our study skills program is unique because we understand that learning is a three stage process:

  • the acquisition of knowledge;

  • the retention of the acquired knowledge;

  • the ability to effectively demonstrate the knowledge in a variety of ways.

If a student is deficient in any one of these areas, they will not experience academic success and will not be college ready.

Our program teaches students the Art of Learning with skills and strategies for mastering each of the key stages of learning.

Learning is the acquisition of knowledge.

The first stage of learning is the acquisition of knowledge. Simply put, students have to get the information they need to know from the source into their brain!

To do this, students must understand the process of learning, why and how study skills improve their ability to acquire knowledge. With The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Study Skills, students learn skills and strategies for mastering the acquisition of knowledge. These include metacognition, overcoming a fixed mindset, exploiting their personal learning styles and intelligences, multimodal learning, establishing a pre- learning routine, and practical skills as utilizing the syllabus, active listening, note-taking, and chapter outlining.

Learning is the retention of knowledge.

Lots of things we learn are not meant to be remembered for a long time, so our brains quickly let go of the information. Other knowledge, like the kind students learn in school, is meant to be remembered for a long time. If a student forgets information too soon after they have learned it, they will not be a successful student.

A key stage of learning is the retention of content. Good study skills include practices and strategies for improving the ability to retain information for a longer period of time. With The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Study Skills, students learn skills and strategies for mastering the ability to retain knowledge, include time-spaced learning, mnemonics, and content recall exercises.

Learning is the ability to successfully demonstrate knowledge.

To be a successful student, it’s not enough to acquire and retain knowledge. A key stage of successful learning is the ability to demonstrate that knowledge in a variety of ways. If a student is not able to do this, they will not be academically successful.

With The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Study Skills, students learn skills and strategies for mastering the ability to demonstrate knowledge, including strategies for a variety of tests: essay, multiple choice, short response and more, overcoming test anxiety, developing critical thinking skills and oral presentation skills, conquering the challenges of distance learning, and more.

But just because our goals are serious doesn’t mean students can’t have a little fun. Comics, characters and enjoyable practice activities bring study skills to life and make learning these important skills a breeze!

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