well a student does in an exam is generally down to two factors:
- how much the
- how good the
student is at reproducing that knowledge in an exam or via coursework
if the student can know more, and can also become more adept at reproducing
this knowledge in a meaningful way when required, then the studentís grades
will go up.
it is a fact that although in every single subject there are many resources
that cover the facts of the course, there remain few books which help students
to learn and subsequently reproduce the knowledge they have.
is where Raising Grades through Study Skills comes in. The volume, which is available either as
a photocopiable master or on CD (so that it can be placed on the schoolís
learning platform) focuses on the ways in which students can help themselves by
learning more quickly and more effectively.
separate methods of learning are detailed in the volume, plus details of 10
teaching methods which can be used to help develop the learning
approaches. There are also a series of
active learning assignments and a further 15 sections on memory and how
students may enhance their own memory abilities and increase their ability to
utilise the knowledge that they have learned.
Of course, most
schools recognise that the benefits of a study skills programme throughout the
school are overwhelming, as the natural way in which most students learn is
But it is quite clear
that once students have been shown how to enhance their learning processes and
how to ensure that they can remember and use the material they learn, the
motivation and self esteem gained from rapid success that results, becomes a
factor in motivating them to ever higher goals.
developed in this volume need not be set up as separate lessons (although this
remains an option) but can be integrated into the existing timetable.
Raising Grades through Study Skills includes all the skills that
pupils will need to improve their study skills and raise grades throughout
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