Uses the latest information on cognition, memory, and educational sociology to outline a program of time management, note-taking, test preparation, and other skills for student success.
Provides high school students tips on ways to achieve academic success with information on learning styles, goal setting, note taking, preparing for tests, and developing critical thinking skills.
Strategies that will transform your grades!
Straight-A Study Skills proves that you don’t have to spend countless hours studying to get good grades. Using her experience as an educational consultant and a teacher, authors Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Justin Ross Muchnick have created an easy-to-use approach to learning important study skills and achieving academic success. Through more than 200 entry-based strategies, you will learn all there is to know about strengthening your academic performance, including how to: Get the most out of class time. Find a note-taking system that works for you. Improve your writing skills and create compelling essays. Develop effective study habits. Choose the right classes and extracurricular activities. Prepare for standardized tests, quizzes, and final exams. This guide is broken down into quick and easy concepts, tactics, and tips that highlight essential information and allow you to quickly find the topics you need to focus on. With Straight-A Study Skills, you’re guaranteed to sharpen your study skills, boost your grades, and position yourself for success!
Study Skills for Struggling and Special Needs Students features 122 engaging and reproducible activities, each of which provides a unique opportunity for active learning and practice that encourages student success in the classroom. Teaching struggling and special needs students to use study skills and strategies effectively is a vital step in transforming these students into accomplished and independent learners — and this workbook offers a comprehensive and hands-on look at an array of time-tested approaches and innovative tactics for learning, retention, and analysis.
In addition to the units that cover specific study skills such as taking notes, recalling information, and using time well, additional units instruct students on reading, spelling, math, and vocabulary support strategies. An included teachers’ guide provides teaching suggestions for using the activities, ideas for extending the activities, and an answer key for each activity, while a CD-ROM assessment tool allows teachers to evaluate students’ use of the skills covered in the book. This CD-ROM, which can be administered an unlimited number of times, is available from Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources (www.mangrum-strichart.com) for both the Windows and Mac platforms.
“This is the second of two themed volumes addressing current issues and trends in special education. Volume 20 covers research, technology, and teacher preparation whilst volume 19 covered identification, assessment and instruction. The field of special education constantly changes as a result of legislation, new instructional formats and current research investigations. It can be difficult for general and special educators, school counselors and psychologists, administrators and practicing clinicians to keep up with these changes and be current in all areas relating to special education. The special education literature knowledge base should reflect these changes; however, there is no current resource that effectively and comprehensively does this. The purpose of “Current Issues and Trends in Special Education” is to fill this void, providing chapters written by active researchers and practitioners in their respective areas.
This practical guide gives teachers simple strategies for organizing their classrooms and pacing their day to ensure that learners with special needs experience success.