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Study Skills Curriculum for
Upper Elementary and Middle School


- Grades 4-8
- Contains 121 activities
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Teachers talk faster than you can write. This makes it difficult to write in your notes all the important information they say. To help with this problem, you should try to write your notes as quickly as possible. One way to do this is to use abbreviations. Some words have a commonly used abbreviation. For those words that do not, here are three ways to create your own abbreviations.    
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Number Properties

 
Study Skills for high school students

Study Skills Curriculum
for High School


- Grades 9-12
- Contains 113 activities
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There are four basic properties of numbers: commutative, associative, distributive, and identity. You should be familiar with each of these. It is especially important to understand these properties once you reach advanced math such as algebra and calculus. Read on to learn about each of these properties along with examples of their use.  
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Loci Strategy

 
Study skills curriculum for learning disabled

Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students


- Grades 6-12
- Contains 122 activities
- Online assessment
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The loci strategy for remembering information is based on your familiarity with a place, such as your home. The strategy helps you remember lists of items through organization, visualization, and association. Read on to learn about each of the steps in the loci strategy.  
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Free teaching tip Incorporate movement into your students' day. This is especially important if physical education is no longer a part of your school's curriculum. Here are some simple physical activities you can do with your students. ... Another free teaching tip You may find that you are required to teach science as one of your class periods. Don't just rely on having your students memorize a bunch of facts. Make science fun and interesting. Here are some ways you can do this. ...
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Free Study Tip I believe that the environment sets a study mood if it's a good one. I change things in my study place every once in a while to keep it looking fresh. My mind is fresh when I'm in a relaxing environment. I get tired of the same old things. So just think about what having a different mood each day will be like.
 
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Dr. Charles T. Mangrum and Dr. Stephen S. Strichart are two former university professors who formed Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources in 1997. The study skills curriculums & instructional programs they have developed for students from elementary school through college are used in schools, tutoring centers, and homeschooling throughout the United States, Canada, and many other parts of the world.

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Another free Study Tip If you are going over the test before you take it, chew a piece of gum. It keeps your mind relaxed and you remember stuff better.
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Student, 8th grade
New York, New York
 
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors I have a copy of the World Almanac. Sometimes when I have a few free minutes I just turn to a page. If the info is not interesting I turn to another page. I love facts and sometimes they are very useful for school. Anyhow it's fun.
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