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The Cambridge-Stratford Study Skills Course for Pre-College/College-10 Hour
ed. (12th gr.-college) entitled Ten Tips for Academic Success by June Crawford

A key emphasis on proven strategies for successfully completing college level work is the focus of the 10 Hour edition. It uses a 10.2 readability to teach ten of the top college learning disciplines in a sequential step-by-step format that challenges students to be more effective in less time and with greater comprehension.

Students learn how to STUDY SMARTER not HARDER by using tips past college students have proven to work. The intensive 10 Hour format provides a shortened curriculum that can be integrated into many adaptations including as a pre-college seminar for high school students, a freshman seminar for new students, and as a retention seminar for students on academic probation, those being readmitted or matriculating too slowly due to excessive course withdrawals.

Unlike traditional college level texts, the 10 Tips for Academic Success emphasis is challenging, demanding, and intensive. It proves an enrichment for anyone wishing to STUDY SMARTER, READ FASTER, and SCORE HIGHER ON TESTS and can be taught by any instructor without the need for special training. Built-in assessments allow for constant validation of progress and a cumulative sequence of skills instruction provides a clear picture of how all strategies are integrated into active, everyday learning. Optional On-Site Training for staff, tutors, and students is available. (click On-Site Training)

Table of Contents:  

LESSON 1

GOAL SETTING
What Am I Doing Here Anyway?

LESSON 6

READING FOR COMPREHENSION
Reading For Learning: Slow Me Down, Lord!

LESSON 2

TIME MANAGEMENT
Time Flies When You Are Having Fun

LESSON 7

VOCABULARY BUILDING
Words, Words, Words: Where's The Action?

LESSON 3

CRITICAL THINKING-PROBLEM SOLVING
Thinking Caps In Place Now: Let's Try It

LESSON 8

LISTENING SKILLS
I Can't Hear You: I've Got My Headphones On

LESSON 4

MEMORIZATION
Elephants Never Forget: How About You?

LESSON 9

NOTE TAKING/OUTLINING
Music To Your Ears: Lecture Notes

LESSON 5

SPEED READING
Reading Rates For College: Life In The Fast Lane

LESSON 10

TEST TAKING
You Want Me To Do What? Take A Test?
 

STUDENT WORKBOOK

The STUDENT WORKBOOK is the focus of the "hands-on" learning. It provides large margins to paraphrase lecture notes and integrates practice examples to provide immediate feedback on how to use the technique presented successfully. Pre and post tests, measurement scales for reading rates, and other tools allow for follow-up practice in the weeks and months after instruction is complete. Both individual and collaborative learning techniques are emphasized and the learn-by-doing format encourages an active participation by all students. Size: 8 1/2 "x 11", perfect bound, 113 pages

The TEACHER MANUAL provides a clear, step-by-step instructional format that emphasizes learning-by-doing by students over direct lecture by teachers. Each lesson is developed in a "scripted" format to reduce preparation time. Interaction with students using questions, a Transparency and Listening Tape Set, and practice examples in the Student Workbook allow teachers to maintain an active student-centered learning atmosphere that emphasizes self-discovery and the trial and error of learning using an active "hands-on" format. Each lesson includes 10-15 pages of instruction, requires no special training, and can usually be organized into 1-1 1/4 hours per class. Size 8 1/2" x 11", spiro bound, 104 pages Transparency Set=48 rainbow colored, 8 1/2 x 11" Listening Tapes= 4 emphasizing listening/outlining/note taking

The PREVIEW MANUAL is available FREE to those wishing to review the style, format, and integration of one chapter of the Teacher Manual, Transparency Set, and Student Workbook. One edition includes the 10 Hour pre college/college level or Ten Tips for Academic Success. A separate edition is available that includes both the middle school (20 Hour) and high school (30 Hour) Courses. Also included with the mailing of each Preview Manual is information about On-Site Training for staff, students, and tutors, a list of references, and full details on pricing. Call, fax, or e-mail for a complete packet.


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