The skills taught in this course are designed to help students learn and develop key study strategies and habits to become independent and effective students.

By completing this course, students will be able to:

  • develop a “yes I can” mindset.
  • set and achieve short- and long-term goals.
  • understand themselves as learners and use strategies to support this understanding.

The samples provided in this preview illustrate how these skills are address in the Sylvan Advanced Study Skills program.
 

Study Skills and Goal-Setting Essentials Skill #1:

Understanding Learning Preferences

Guided Practice lessons for this skill introduce the concept and Skills Application lessons prompt students to apply this understanding. All lessons address the following objectives for understanding learning preferences.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • describe of the idea of learning preferences.
  • define the three types of learning preferences: visual, auditory, and tactile.
  • identify strategies that support each learning preference.
     

Study Skills and Goal-Setting Essentials Skill #2:

SMART Goals

Guided Practice lessons for this skill introduce the concept and Skills Application lessons prompt students to apply this understanding. All lessons address the following objectives for setting SMART goals.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify the characterisitics of SMART goals.
  • distinguish between SMART short- and long-term goals.
  • create SMART goals.
     

Study Skills and Goal-Setting Essentials Skill #3:

Identifying Teacher Expectations

Guided Practice lessons for the skill introduce the concept and Skills Application lessons prompt students to apply this understanding. All lessons address the following objectives for identifying and successfully addressing teacher expectations.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • recognize the importance of understanding teacher expectations and priorities.
  • identify teacher expectations and priorities.