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Study Max
Improving Study Skills in Grades 9-12


November 2004 | 232 pages | Corwin

"This book offers the most practical and realistic method by which to help students succeed. Period! Nothing out there now is more specifically aimed at student success."

—David Scheidecker, Academic Facilitator
Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL

Set your students on the road to academic success!

The difference between students who do well in school and those who struggle usually comes down to one thing: effectiveness in their learning and studying strategies. The Study Max program provides high school teachers with a step-by-step method for helping all students capitalize on their learning strengths to become fully engaged learners.

This practical, systematic program gives teachers the tools they need to empower even the most underachieving of students to succeed in school. In ten easy-to-use units, the author provides:

  • Engaging, applicable techniques for student achievement
  • Clear unit objectives
  • Stimulating lesson plans
  • More than 100 high-interest, focused activities and exercises for immediate application

Study Max is divided into three sections, each targeting specific learning skills: 1. Learning Styles and Preferences, 2. Getting Organized, and 3. Turbocharging Reading and Studying. Students will learn simple strategies for reading comprehension, taking notes, time management, targeting meaningful goals, improving memory, strategic thinking, preparing for and taking tests, and much more!


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Part 1. Learning Styles and Preferences
 
Unit 1. Figuring Out How Students Learn Best
 
Part 2. Getting Organized
 
Unit 2. Managing Time and Developing a Study Schedule
 
Unit 3. Recording and Organizing Assignments
 
Unit 4. Organizing Study Materials
 
Unit 5. Creating A Smart Study Environment
 
Part 3. Turbo Charging Reading and Studying
 
Unit 6. Power Reading
 
Unit 7. Reading Comprehension at Warp Speed
 
Unit 8. Taking and Using Textbook Notes
 
Unit 9. Power Studying
 
Unit 10. Creating a Master Plan for Studying
 
Recommended Readings
 
Index

"This book offers the most practical and realistic method by which to help students succeed. Period! Nothing out there now is more specifically aimed at student success. Teachers will find this book extremely useful, and if they do, then the real usefulness of the book will be for the students whose lives it touches."

David Scheidecker, Academic Facilitator
Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL

"This is a serious effort to give a step-by-step method through which students can maximize their learning strengths and transform into engaged, successful learners. Greene addresses the question of how the learning of students in Grades 9-12 can be made more effective. He provides very concrete strategies to answer this question."

PsycCRITIQUES, July 2006, Vol. 51(30)
American Psychological Association
Key features
  • A step-by-step system for giving high school students effective study skills to improve their success in school and in life.
  • Ten stand-alone and ready-to-use units give teachers objectives, lesson plans, and all the resources they need to work with their learners within the existing curriculum.
  • Includes reproducible forms and checklists for more than 80 student exercises and activities.
  • Behaviorally based and field tested for over 15 years

 

 

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