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Study Skills Curriculum for
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When making an oral presentation in class, you must know your subject well and convince your audience that they have something to gain from listening to you. Here are some things you can do to make an effective presentation. First, be prepared. Research your topic to ensure that you are knowledgeable about it. Practice your presentation until you feel comfortable.    
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Using Reference Sources

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Study Skills Curriculum
for High School

- Grades 9-12
- Contains 113 activities
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As you go through school, you will need to use reference sources to find information about topics, locate facts, and answer questions. Five types of reference sources you should use are a dictionary, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, an almanac, and an atlas. Each type is available in print, on CD-ROMs, and on the Internet. Read on to learn about each of the five types of reference sources.  
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Parts of Speech

Study skills curriculum for learning disabled

Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students

- Grades 6-12
- Contains 122 activities
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There are eight parts of speech in traditional English grammar: noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, and interjection. Read on to learn about each of these parts of speech. Examples of the use of each part of speech are provided.  
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Free teaching tip Reinforce the concept of sequencing by having your students apply the concept to a subject area. Here is an example for science. ... Another free teaching tip In every class there are students who don't enjoy reading and resist reading, either out loud or to themselves. There are several strategies that can encourage reluctant readers to participate in class reading activities. ...
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Free Study Tip When I set my study times I allow for downtime. These are 15 minutes when I take a break by daydreaming or meditating, or writing in a journal. Don't take a nap because you might sleep right through your studying. A good idea is to do some light physical exrcise. This gets your mind and body ready to go back to studying.
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Student, 11th grade
San Francisco, California
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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 While studying take a break after every two hours for a maximum of 7 minutes. Try to enjoy what you study no matter which subject. Just keep a positive attitude toward it. I always keep in mind that I can do it and will do it.
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Manama, Bahrain
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors When you take notes in class and the teacher says something interesting put it in quotation marks so you may remember it easier.
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