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Middle School Middle School Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Learning Strategies

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The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop learning strategies, critical-thinking skills, and problem-solving skills to enhance their performance in academic and nonacademic endeavors.

Path 1 - Learner

  • Time management
  • Planning
  • Personal learning style
  • Types of tests
  • Reviewing strategies
  • Memory triggers
  • Memory tools
  • Study techniques

Path 2 - Thinker

  • Right/left brain
  • Multiple modalities
  • Oral communication
  • Goals (short and long term)
  • Flexibility, balance, prioritizing

Path 3 - Reader

  • Eye focus
  • Main idea, details
  • Point of view
  • Note taking strategies
  • Mind mapping
  • Pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies

Path 4 - Writer

  • Creative and critical aspects of writing
  • Reference materials
  • Fact and opinion
  • Validity and reliability of sources
  • Formal and informal language
  • Introduction, body, conclusion
  • Prewriting, drafting, revising, publishing