Reading & Study Habits: Home School, High School, or College
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Basics of Highlighting and Comprehension for Success in School and College including Homeschoolers and Other Students
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What Will I Learn?
  • Read smarter employing confidence while reading.
  • Highlight and Record study notes from reading assignments
  • Organize study notes for learning the material.
  • Organize study notes for sharing or teaching to someone else.
  • Present content and test to evaluate learning of self and others.
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  • Achievement of at least 3rd grade would be helpful for this course.
  • Students should have some familiarity with school reading assignments.

This course is all about reading comprehension, an important skill for school success, learning, and testing. Originally for home school students and homeschoolers, the course is expanded for high school and college students. The course presents the concept of "sustainable arrogance" to communicate the need for confidence and questioning when reading. These aid the physical connections in the brain that are the evidence of learning and knowledge retention.

Lessons Include:

  1. Read to Organize, Comprehend, and Extend
  2. Highlight Words as Anchors for Ideas
  3. Formulate Complete Stories or Constructs
  4. Determine How You would Organize to Teach
  5. Teach Someone Else

Reading, note taking, learning, organizing, and teaching are presented. These represent a proven process for comprehension. Take this course in order to improve elements of the above that may be less well developed.

Five core lessons are included with a review exercise for each. These review exercises challenge the student to apply what they have learned. The course can be completed in one sitting. We suggest that students utilize the review exercises even after completing the course. Apply them to your actual school reading assignments.

The greatest challenge we see in reading comprehension is engagement with the reading. Some students have not learned how to make the abstract words tangible. This course offers the techniques and confidence to ask questions and make the words come to life.

Who is the target audience?
  • Junior high and high school students.
  • Students who feel that they are slow readers or who complain that they have to read content more than once.
  • College students who feel the need to improve their study habits.
  • Any student who lacks confidence with reading or school in general.
  • Homeschool students will find this course particularly helpful.
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Curriculum For This Course
Getting Started
1 Lecture 03:25

The course is taught by Michael A. Wright, a 16 year college educator and PhD. The course develops reading comprehension AND study habits from deconstructing content, note taking, reconstructing your way, and sharing lessons.

Preview 03:25
Myths About Reading Comprehension
1 Lecture 02:35

3 myths are presented in order to put students at ease about their reading habits and starting points for this training.

Preview 02:35
Reading Smarter with Sustainable Arrogance
2 Lectures 11:20

Organization, comprehension, and extending are elements that all must be present for reading comprehension. Confidence or sustainable arrogance allows students to ask questions and seek answers.

Preview 07:27

The review tests whether students can in fact organize, comprehend, and extend.

Preview 03:53
Highlight Words as Anchors for Ideas
3 Lectures 11:35

Many students just highlight everything. This is inefficient and often ineffective. Let's learn another way.

Introduction to Highlighting and Creating Notes

Anchors are a way to sequence the content for articulation and note taking.

Note Taking Skills and Introduction to Anchors

History and Science lesson examples provide a test for anchor identification.

Lesson 2 Review Exercises
Formulating Complete Stories or Constructs
3 Lectures 12:25

Concepts and constructs are compared to jelly beans and jars respectively.

Intro to Organizing: Distinguishing Between Concepts and Constructs

Stories and constructs are the reconstructed content from reading, but now with points and connections specific to the reader.

Building: Stories, Constructs, Points, and Connections

Let's take the jelly bean and jar analogy into an organizing challenge.

Lesson 3 Review Exercises
Determining How You Would Organize to Teach
2 Lectures 08:08

This lesson discusses how content and anchors can be organized for presentation. It also discusses how tests may be created for evaluation.

Creating Lessons with Content, Anchors, and Tests

Baking a cake is the context used to test competence with creating lessons.

Lesson 4 Review Exercises
Teaching Lessons to Solidify Comprehension
2 Lectures 08:49

Teaching connects prior knowledge with new knowledge. This truth is presented along with some tips related to the how.

Teaching: Connection of Prior Knowledge to New Knowledge

Math is used to test your grasp of the teaching and testing lesson.

Lesson 5 Review Exercises
About the Instructor
MAWMedia Group, LLC
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MAWMedia Group, LLC produces training in a number of areas both academic/scholarly and popular/leisure. The firm is anchored by Chairperson & CEO, Michael A. Wright, PhD and Health Director, Taunya S. Wright, RN. Taunya and Michael are business owners, homeschool parents, writers, and lifestyle coaches. The firm creates engaging training content in the areas of Self-Care, Personal Development, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Health, and Education.