Schools recognise students’ need for effective study skills to boost academic performance. Good study skills help students to maximise their study time, be organised and be prepared in their studies; reducing stress and cramming during exam times. The start of the school year is an ideal time to help students develop a study plan.
Academic Task Force has an excellent course which has been used by many schools to boost student success.
The Study Skills program is a six hour course that is presented by an experienced teacher and incorporates practical work for students. The emphasis is on active learning strategies. Students will receive a workbook they can keep to refer back to throughout their school year.
SAMPLE STUDY SKILLS PROGRAMME
Session 1: Goal setting
Session 2: Time management
Planning a timetable
Developing good study habits
Session 3: Essay writing
Understanding the question
Planning and structuring your essay
Session 4: How your brain works
Left and right brain thinking
Learning styles/Multiple intelligences
Memory and learning techniques
Session 5: Speed reading techniques
SQ3R – Reading, note taking and studying strategies
Session 6: Exam techniques
Music for the mind
Stress management and Relaxation techniques to aid concentration
The content can be changed or modified to best suit the learning needs of your school’s students.
Schools can chose to run the course over one day or over two half days. Small groups work best and we recommend a maximum of 25 students/group. This can be varied to meet specific requirements.