Study Skills—The Advantage Your Student Needs

Study Skills—The Advantage Your Student Needs

Study Skills—The Advantage Your Student Needs

Beth Samuelson here, and I’ve been reading Why Don’t Students Like School? by cognitive scientist Daniel T. Willingham.

This particular quote about his students has really stood out to me: “{T}hey got to college in spite of their study skills, not because of them.” It really speaks to how “we” take for granted that students just “know” or pick up study skills and strategies intuitively.

That’s not how it happens.

Helping students learn “how to learn” should begin around 4th or 5th grade. Thereafter, skill building should be practiced and reinforced as the workload increases through middle and high school. Students acquire study strategies through direct instruction and reinforcement through continuous practice.

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Give Your Student the Study Skill Advantage

You may be asking yourself, “Why can’t I do this with my student at home? I know how to organize and take notes… I was an ‘A’ student in high school.”

You know the answer—your adolescent can’t hear it from you. (It’s the same exact reason why my teen has her own coach!).

Ease the learning struggles and help your student get into college (or other post high school endeavors) because of their study skills, not in spite of.

Summer Workshops

SOS4Students summer workshops are the perfect place to start. I urge you to enroll today, many of our workshops are nearing capacity already and I don’t want you to miss out!

Executive Function Workshops

Do you have a student making the big shift from middle school or high school?

Could your student benefit from essential study skills strategies?

Did your student not get enough writing instruction this past year?

Does your student struggle with effective note taking?

Do you have a 4th or 5th grader who needs study strategies and a fun, interactive way to learn about the executive brain?

Workshop Bundles

Interested in multiple workshops for your student -or- do you have multiple children who could benefit from a workshop? Fill out our Bundle Workshop Form today and we’ll follow up with information on ways you can save on tuition. Build Your Bundle Now ›

Private Workshops

With 30-days’ notice. SOS4Students can create a private workshop for small groups of students who are friends/classmates (minimum group size is four). This is ideal if your students can’t attend one of our scheduled workshops on the dates scheduled. Private summer workshops are help Monday through Friday. Contact us for more information and pricing.

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Work With an SOS4Students Coach This Summer

Book now for summer coaching with SOS4Students. We can help with time management, tracking work and planning, and ways to jumpstart reading, note taking, test prep, and writing papers.

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