This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Excel in all of learning with this 4-session course! Learn the most important, must-have skills for school success, and find out how to get the highest listening skills for understanding; how to take the best notes from a lecture and from a text; how to listen and read “actively” for greater connection and higher comprehension; the best ways to prepare for a test; how to take timed tests effectively; and more!
Total classes: 4
Suggested grade level: 7th to 12th
Suggested credit: One-third of one semester credit. Add the credits of this course to any six- or eight-week course for a full semester credit. Credits are determined by the weeks and amount of work, so with completing all work for this course and a heavy-work 6-week course or a light-work 8-week course added completes the full semester credit.
Get the skills to become strong, confident, and able to study for any high school level course with success! This course is a must-have for students who want to make learning and test taking the easiest (and most successful) that it can be. You’ll learn the skills of active listening and active reading (what they are and how they work for you), note taking and annotation (for any “live” or online course or learning situation), critical reading skills for comprehension (to remember what you’ve read faster and with easier recall), test-taking skills (how to prepare for tests and what to do during tests), and more. You’ll use these skills in high school, college, and beyond. Be prepared for the future and do well in your coursework today when you take this course!
Class 1: Active listening and how to take notes effectively
Class 2: Active reading and how to study effectively
Class 3: Critical reading skills for comprehension
Class 4: Test-taking in a timed setting
Course Materials: All materials are provided free within the course.
Homework: This is a lecture course with approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of work per class (reading and auto-graded quizzes).