This program includes two videos and a print component designed to instruct students on tried and true methods that will help them to study more effectively and achieve higher grades. The six basic skills highlighted are how to prioritize and manage your time, how to use the library to your best advantage, how to study using textbooks, how to take better notes, how to listen effectively and how to take tests. The program begins by explaining several critical in-class skills, and then moves on to discuss successful techniques for studying at home. Effective test preparation is covered in depth, with strategy tips provided for multiple choice exams and other common test formats. The final section of the video explores how to be more efficient in writing research papers and using the library or internet appropriately. Follow-up activities in the Teacher’s Resource Book will reinforce the video’s message, and offer students the opportunity to examine the areas they need to improve in their own study skills techniques.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format
Highly Recommended Developing Good Study Skills is an exceptional teaching and learning tool that fills a void among an all-too-scarce body of study skills visual resources.
Moving beyond generic how-to-study tips, this two-part program presents a holistic approach for achieving academic success. It is a logical progression for building effective study, time-management, and organization skills. Part one examines successful classroom behaviors, study strategies, and homework tasking. Part two focuses on test preparation, test taking, and research papers and projects.
Moreover, Developing Good Study Skills is sure to maintain viewer interest with its eye-catching, contemporary graphics, articulate narrators, and practical advice from an ethnically diverse sampling of students.
Teachers and students will also find the program’s accompanying guide and reproducible worksheets beneficial.
- Margaret M. Reed, Riley-Hickingbotham Library, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
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