STUDY SKILLS -Winter 2019

Dr. Anthony Henley presents Study Skills and Learning Strategies: evidence-based methods to help students improve executive functioning, test-taking skills, and comprehension. Instruction is based primarily on the SKORE method developed by Claire Nissenbaum, a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and Founder of ASDEC. Participants will also learn to provide students with an overview of phonics and general study skills. In addition, they will learn how to boost test-taking skills that emphasize understanding directions and identifying key words. Study Skills is one of four required courses for Academic Therapy (AT) Certification. Participants may begin their AT training with this course.

Participants will learn specific methods to help students in three critical areas: Executive Function, Study Strategies and Grammar/Writing:

Executive Function:

    •    Time Management,
    •    Binder/Materials Organization,
    •    Metacognition, and
    •    Teacher Relations.

Study Strategies:

    •    Memory Techniques,
    •    Oral note-taking techniques, and
    •    Systematic study from student texts.

Grammar/Vocabulary and Writing:

    •    Grammar and parts of speech instruction,
    •    Base words and inflected endings,
    •    Multiple word meanings,
    •    Synonyms and antonyms,
    •    Etymology, roots and affixes ,
    •    Non-literal Language, such as idioms and metaphors
    •    Brainstorming, graphic organizers and mind-mapping,
    •    Sentence sense,
    •    Paragraph structure, and
    •    Essay structure.

Online sessions:

In addition to onsite classes, participants will meet online with the instructor to for course instruction and group activities. 

Next Course

Onsite Sessions:

February 2, 2019  from 10:00-4:00:
February 16, 2019 from 10:00-4:00
March 2, 2019 8 from 10:00 - 4:00 
March 16, 2019 from 10:00-4:00
Online Sessions: 

February 12, 2019 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

February 26, 2019 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

March 12, 2019 from 7:30-9:00 pm

March 26, 2019 from 7:30-9:00 pm

Cost:  $800

Location:  #SC458 Montgomery College, Rockville campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville.  We will send a map prior to the start of the onsite sessions. 

Materials - will be distributed in class and online. 


Graduate Credit from Trinity University is available for an additional fee. You must register by February 2, contact Ellen at [email protected] for registration information.

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