- My child has trouble keeping track of assignments.
- My child never has enough time to get his/her work done.
- My child forgets what he/she needs to do.
- My child always seems to wait until the last minute.
- My child feels as if he/she has to study for much longer than his/her peers
- My child is just a poor test taker…
Study skill techniques only take weeks to implements, but will last a lifetime. Furthermore, good study habits are not age dependent—the same skills that gradeschoolers use are the same skills that undergrads use. Also, good study skills are applicable to all areas of life, not just school. Many of the skills taught in a study skills (called soft skills) course translate to the working world.
Our goal is to be preventive rather than reactive. It is much easier to build good study skills than it is to undo years of bad study skills. Today's student faces much more difficulties than students twenty years ago. Nowadays, our students face a much more selective college and career readiness process and many schools are reflecting this with the amount of work expected. Even falling behing one grade level in one class can have drastically detrimental results that may be insurmountable for most.
- Connecticut's average freshman graduation rate is only 75.1%; for comparison purposes, our national average is 78.2%.
- Less than 10% of students who fall behind in school, even in one class, are able to "catch up" by the time they graduate high school.
- Two-thirds of high school honors students fall behind once they go to college.