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     Welcome to 8th Grade Study Skills
     
    You are officially eighth graders and this will be your last year in Slocum Skewes.  I am confident that this year will be a productive year for all of you and I know that each of you will continue to be successful before you enter high school.  
     
     
    I have had the opportunity to work closely with you during the 2017-2018 school year and I know that we will continue to work closely this year.
     
    Study Skills involves instruction in various study techniques that allow the student to internalize the information being presented in other academic classes.  Students will learn to develop study strategies and strengthen their academic and organizational skills to help with assessments and homework.
     
    Topics to be covered include:
    • Use of mnemonic devices  
    • Outlining
    • Summarizing
    • Organization
    • Comprehension of curriculum standards
    • Time Management
    • Graphic Organizers
    • Note-taking skills    
    • Developing study guides