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Study Skills Curriculum for
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A story is a fictitious tale that is written to entertain or instruct the reader. A novel is the same as a story but is longer and more complex. To understand a story or novel, you must understand the six elements used by authors when they write a story or novel: characters, setting, time, problem, events, and solutions. Read on to learn about each of these six elements.    
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- Grades 9-12
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Getting into the college of your choice has become increasingly competitive. While there is some variability in what admissions offices look for, the following are the factors considered by most schools. One thing colleges look for is a rigorous high school class schedule. Doing well in AP and honors classes is a major plus.  
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Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students

- Grades 6-12
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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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Free Study Tip If you do not know what a word is you can go back and read the sentence and say the word that you think makes sense.
submitted by Klaire Tappel
Student, 3 rd
Argley, Missouri, USA
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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.

Dr. Mangrum and Dr. Strichart have authored textbooks and curriculum materials for many major publishers. They have published numerous articles and research studies in professional journals, and have made major presentations at state, national, and international conferences.

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Another free Study Tip To study well: (1) Don't think about the outcome of studying, continue studying even if it is very hard to understand or practice; (2) Read this website carefully and do it now.
  submitted by Hasan Lanka
Student, 12th Grade
Bandaragama, Sri Lanka
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors This is for memorizing simple information such as English words. You need 2 blank sheets of paper. Write down your words on paper 1. Then read the words. Next, cover paper 1 and test yourself by writing the words on paper 2. Then check it. Write the words you did not remember 3 times on paper 2.
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