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Equipping Students with Strategies for 

SUCCESS both today and tomorrow

Study Skills

Note Taking

Study Skills, academic skills, or study strate​gies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to su​ccess in school, considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one's life. It is important to establish good study skills and habits. Doing so will help you retain more material, be more prepared for tests and papers, and stay caught up in your classes. Note taking involves certain cognitive behaviors; writing notes engages your brain in specific and beneficial ways that help you grasp and retain information. Note taking can result in broader learning than simply mastering course content because it helps you to process information and make connections.

Time Management

Time Management is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities. Good time management enables you to work smarter - not harder - so that you get more done in less time. Failing to manage your time damages your effectiveness a​nd causes stress. It may seem counter intuitive to dedicate precious time to learning about time management now instead of using it to get on with the work you have to do; but the benefits are enormous. Organizational skills are a set of abilities that allow you to plan, prioritize, set and achieve your goals.

Test​ Taking


Test Taking Strategies are cognitive abilities to deal with any testing situation well independently of the knowledge of the test content. Examples are managing time effectively, surveying all questions before responding, dealing with difficult questions, dealing with multiple-choice questions, and underlying keywords questions. These strategies help students increase their scores on tests through the effective use of their time, effort, and test conditions. Test-taking strategies also affect other factors such as reducing test anxiety and improving attitudes toward test material. Unfortunately, test are a great source of frustration and tension for many students. Studies show that test anxiety can undermine student performance, regardless of age or grade level.


ASVAB Testing Strategies


You’ve heard taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is your ticket to a great U.S. military career. If you’re serious about joining the military, then it’s time also to get serious about taking the ASVAB.  The ASVAB test is a multiple-choice test used by the military to measure an applicant’s suitability for enlistment.  It’s important to do well on the test because high ASVAB test scores lead to more and better military career options. Test practice scores are based mostly on the math and verbal sections, so these are the critical areas to study.  It’s common to think that the ASVAB and the AFQT are two different exams.   The ASVAB is the only exam you will take. The AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) is more of a scoring system that is used to determine a person’s enlistment eligibility. To make this determination, the scores from four sections of the ASVAB are combined:  Arithmetic Reasoning (AR); Mathematics Knowledge (MK); Paragraph Comprehension (PC) and Word Knowledge (WK).  The AFQT score determines your eligibility to enlist in the military at all.  Once you’ve qualified to enlist by achieving a passing AFQT score, your performance on the ASVAB as a whole, can help jump-start your military career.

"Education is not the Learning of Facts, but Training the Mind to Think" - Albert Einstein

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