Study Skills I-IV

High School Study Skills

Study Skills in the high school is a course that is designed to provide students with skills and techniques that will enable them to become more strategic learners. Students will directly apply the strategies learned in this class using the assignments and textbooks from their core content area classes (English, math, history, and science). They will learn strategies for notebook organization, time management, spelling, memorization, content area reading, vocabulary, writing and test-taking.

Students will be required to bring their subject notebooks and textbooks to class and they must have an assignment pad. All of these materials must be brought to class every day. Completion of the student planner on a daily basis is part of the daily participation grade.

Students will have flexibility in study skills to work on the subjects they most need assistance with but they must be prepared by bringing the materials to class. Students will spend class time reviewing notes on a daily basis in order to keep up with their subject classes. Students will study for tests/quizzes and then review and correct them with their study skills teacher. Students will also be expected to keep track of their grades in each class and to discuss this information with the study skills teacher weekly.

Time will be worked into the schedule for students to receive assistance with long-term assignments and research papers. However, in order for this to happen students need to communicate with the study skills teacher about the requirements of those assignments.


The study skills grade is based on three areas: daily completion of student planner, class participation and strategies instruction.

Class Participation

The time students have in study skills is to be used in the following ways: receiving assistance with assignments that are difficult, preparing ahead for class, applying a learning strategy in the completion of an assignment or participating in the direct instruction of a learning strategy. It is expected that students will use the entire class period in the ways described above.

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