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Study Skills Syllabus 2017-2018

Study Skills

 

 

Texts: We will not be using a text for this class. Activities and handouts, to promote good study skills, will be provided by the teacher.                       

 

Course Description:

This class will focus on learning a variety of strategies necessary to be successful in school. The students will participate in units that cover organizing materials, note taking, test taking and various other important strategies. The class will also consist of designated, teacher supported, time for the students to work on homework and materials sent by other teachers.

 

Calendar:

 

 

 

 August 22th – October 6th

Organizing Materials - Unit #1

 October 10th – November 17th

Staying On Task - Unit #2
 November 20st – December 20th

Note Taking - Unit #3

 January 3rd – February 16th

Listening Skills - Unit #4

 February 19st – May 25st

Test Taking Strategies

and SOL Review - Unit #5

 

 

Grading

50% Classwork

50% Participation

 

*Up to 10 points of extra credit can be earned every 9 weeks.*

 

Letter/Numerical Grades

A -       90 -    100

B-        80 -    89

C-        70 -    79

D-        60 -    69

F-         59 -     0

 
Classroom Rules

  1. Come to class prepared to learn.

    (Pencils sharpened, pen, paper, and notebooks)

  2. Respect all property (School property, personal property, and other's property)

  3. Respect your teacher by not talking while he/she is teaching/talking.

  4. Do your very best!