So, what are study skills, exactly? This list, created by academic tutors, provides four key areas where study skills are needed, and a list of 10 tasks under each to help students get started in these areas. Consider including at least one of these tasks in each lesson or assignment. You'll be surprised how many of them students will master over the course of the year!
Note-taking is one key study skill that is in decline, and it's not going to come back if we don't make an effort to teach students how to do it correctly. But there's no point in re-inventing the wheel, or in this case, the lesson plan. This page contains five lessons for various levels, each designed to help students learn a valuable aspect of taking notes.
Sure, this article may be written with adult learners in mind, but it is addressed directly to the learner, and is very readable for high school and even junior high students. Help them see the importance of bolstering their study skills using this well-thought out and presented article. And it also provides links!
This site provides a series of links to help students take control of their own learning. Starting with a study skills checklist, the site goes on to provide numerous resources, including subject-specific study skills that you as the teacher may be able to access to tailor your approach to teaching these valuable skills.
I know, I know! You already have enough to prepare, without adding study skills lessons to your workload. But never fear, these pithy and informative animated videos can help take the work out of teaching study skills for you, and make learning them fun for students. You won't regret clicking on this link, I promise.
Not every teacher is an English teacher, but nearly every subject area requires some kind of essay-writing. So instead of waiting for students to learn the study skill of how to write one correctly, why not take them through these ten steps to get them on the right track.
As children grow increasingly independent, parents and teachers sometimes tear out their hair at the lack of time management skills displayed. But like many study skills, time management has be learned. So instead of sitting back waiting for it to happen, check out the practical advice offered in this article, and help your teen get on track.