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Academic foundations course

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 4-12

Choose from a variety of areas to enhance over the summer:

Organization & Time Management

  • Material management

  • Planning & time management

  • Breaking assignments into small parts

  • Using an agenda

  • Setting & attaining goals

Study Strategies & Test Prep

  • How studying works

  • How to prepare for a test

  • How to review past tests

  • Effective note-taking strategies

  • Anticipating test format

  • How to study effectively

  • How to answer various types of test questions

  • Planning & estimating time during the test

  • Evaluating test performance

Academic Remediation

  • ​Re-teaching academic materials from previous years

  • Identifying & filling in academic gaps

  • Pre-teaching academic materials for upcoming year

  • Developing a improved understanding of academic materials

Active Reading & Comprehension

  • Reading actively

  • Strategies to increase / decrease speed

  • Reading for comprehension

  • Previewing

  • Finding the main idea

  • Note-taking for recall of information

  • Reading between the lines

  • Establishing connections

  • Identifying the themes & literary devices

Written Expression Development

  • Breaking down written work

  • Developing a plan for written assignments

  • Brainstorming & idea generation

  • Developing a structured outline

  • Developing strong thesis statements

  • Editing your work

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