Reading & Study Habits: Home School, High School, or College

Basics of Highlighting and Comprehension for Success in School and College including Homeschoolers and Other Students
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Achievement of at least 3rd grade would be helpful for this course.
  • Students should have some familiarity with school reading assignments.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

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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Section 1: Getting Started

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.

Section 2: Myths About Reading Comprehension

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

Section 3: Reading Smarter with Sustainable Arrogance

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.


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

Section 4: Highlight Words as Anchors for Ideas

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


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


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

Section 5: Formulating Complete Stories or Constructs

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


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


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

Section 6: Determining How You Would Organize to Teach

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


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

Section 7: Teaching Lessons to Solidify Comprehension

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


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

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Instructor Biography

MAWMedia Group, LLC produces training in a number of areas both academic/scholarly and popular/leisure. The firm is anchored by Chairman Michael A. Wright, PhD and CEO Taunya S. Wright, RN. Taunya and Michael have over 40 years of professional experience combined. They are homeschool parents, writers, coaches, and motivators. The firm employs other trainers from time to time to create engaging training content in the areas of Faith, Beauty, Self-Care, Economics, Business, and Education.

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