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Study Skills
Evans High School
“Understand the very basics of how we learn and the importance of lifelong learning for
our lives and careers.”
Course Overview
Students will gain the knowledge of optimal study skills by a variety of in­-class and out
of class activities.
Course Description
It is never too late to learn! This course is designed to help students to sharpen their study
habits in a variety of areas, including: listening; speaking; reading; writing; note­taking;
studying for tests; critical thinking; time management; memorization techniques; and
Course Goals and Objectives
1. Goal: To enhance listening skills.
Objective: Enhance the student’s active listening skills by practicing various
types of listening in order to obtain and retain information.
2. Goal: To develop public speaking skills.
Objective: Develop public speaking by honing students’ critical thinking skills
through debate, presenting speeches and other oral works.
3. Goal: To improve reading skills.
Objective: Improve reading and annotation skills by practicing multiple reading
methods as well as reading a fiction/non­fiction book in class.
4. Goal: To refine writing skills.
Objective: Refine writing skills through a multitude of in-­class writing
assignments and genres.
5. Goal: To practice note­taking skills.
Objective: Practice note­taking skills by learning note­taking methods, taking
notes from visual aids, and developing note­taking skills while
listening to guest speakers.
6. Goal: To obtain and retain test­/studying skills.
Objective: Obtain a variety of methods on studying for tests through information
given from a multiple intelligences test.
7. Goal: To generate critical thinking skills.
Objective: Generate critical thinking skills with the use of Bloom’s Taxonomy of
higher level-ordered reasoning skills and Costa’s levels of inquiry.
8. Goal: To increase time management skills.
Objective: Increase time management skills by developing criteria for adjusting
one’s schedule to meet academic and non­academic needs.
9. Goal: To discover effective memorization skills.
Objective: Discover ways to memorize effectively by techniques and exercises
that associate with letters, music, and more.
Students grade in credit recovery is based off the percentage of work each student has completed in their individual classes. The students should complete 6.25% per week in each class in order to have 25% complete at the end of each progress period. This will result in a passing grade combined with their daily grade in class. The student may pass their online course and fail the physical class due to grades produced by the student during each individual grading period. The student's daily grades are determined by the completion of a daily calendar where they write down what is being worked on each day. However, if the student is observed not working and writes otherwise, points will be deducted for that particular day. 
Credit Recovery Scale:
6.25% per week                                                                      Calendar Completion
                                                                                10 points deducted for each empty date
25% - 90                                                           No points deducted for absent excused days
20% - 80
15% - 70
10% - 60
  5% - 50
Credit Recovery is based on dated in which Progress Reports and Report Cards are normally issued OR by the 6.25% weekly average.