The Outstanding Student's Skill Kit
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Skills to take you to the top!
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Created by Leigh Faulkner
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Produce high quality academic work through the use of proven study skills
  • Understand how to be a rigorous student
  • Understand how to write an effective critique of an academic article
  • Understand the elements of the oral communication process and how to use them effectively
  • Understand the process of preparing and delivering an effective oral presentation
  • Learn the semantic feature analysis technique
  • Create a personalize time management schedule
  • Identify learning resources appropriate for different assignments
  • Learn a variety of reading strategies for use in different situations
  • Understand how to use the Cornell Method of taking notes
  • Make use of the various services of the library
  • Write an effective summary-reaction paper
  • Use empathic listening effectively
  • Select a variety of graphic organizers for information analysis and display
  • Understand collaborative learning and how it can be used effectively
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Requirements
  • No additional materials are needed for this course.
Description

This course uses video lectures and support materials to give you tools for effective, efficient studying. 

After taking this course, you'll have an understanding of proven study skills, an understanding of why the skills work and how to apply them, and a new appreciation of your own ability and potential.

The lectures cover academic rigour, semantic feature analysis, writing a summary-reaction paper, writing a critique of an academic article, oral communication, including empathic listening, preparing and giving oral presentations, time management, the library and other learning resources, reading strategies, and collaborative learning. 

As well, you're encouraged to contribute suggestions for additional lecture topics.

Who is the target audience?
  • This study skills course is for high school, college, and university students.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
03:00:41
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Welcome
1 Lecture 02:14

Focus:

  • What you can expect in this course
  • How you will benefit from the course
  • Your level of commitment that will produce the best results
Preview 02:14
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Taking Control
2 Lectures 19:08

Purpose:

• To understand the importance of a rigorous approach to education, both on your part as a student and on the part of the institution

Focus:

• Why academic rigor is important

• What academic rigor involves on the part of the university and faculty

• What academic rigor involves on your part as a student

Preview 09:08

Purpose:

• To understand the importance of a rigorous approach to education, both on your part as a student and on the part of the institution

Focus:

• Why academic rigor is important

• What academic rigor involves on the part of the university and faculty

• What academic rigor involves on your part as a student

An Introduction to Academic Rigor Part 2
10:00

Check your understanding of academic rigor. 

Taking Control
10 questions
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Graphics
2 Lectures 05:35

Purpose:

• To understand how to use the semantic feature analysis technique for information analysis

Focus:

• How to structure the table

• How to carry out the analysis

• How to use the patterns that emerge from the analysis

Preview 02:41

Purpose:

• To understand how to use the semantic feature analysis technique for information analysis

Focus:

• How to structure the table

• How to carry out the analysis

• How to use the patterns that emerge from the analysis

Semantic Feature Analysis Demonstration Part 2
02:54

Check your understanding of semantic feature analysis.

Semantic Feature Analysis
5 questions
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Writing
4 Lectures 20:29

Purpose:

• To understand how to write a summary-reaction paper

Focus:

• The purpose of the summary-reaction paper

• How to write the summary section

• How to write the reaction section, ensuring that the two sections are linked appropriately

Preview 05:15

Purpose:

• To understand how to write a summary-reaction paper

Focus:

• The purpose of the summary-reaction paper

• How to write the summary section

• How to write the reaction section, ensuring that the two sections are linked appropriately

Writing a Summary-Reaction Paper Part 2
04:24

Purpose:

• To understand how to write a critique of an academic article

Focus:

• The purpose of the critique

• How to write the summary section

• How to structure the critique section, ensuring effective linkage with the summary

Writing a Critique of an Academic Article Part 1
04:46

Purpose:

• To understand how to write a critique of an academic article

Focus:

• The purpose of the critique

• How to write the summary section

• How to structure the critique section, ensuring effective linkage with the summary

Writing a Critique of an Academic Article Part 2
06:04

Check your understanding of the two types of critical writing we examined.

Writing
15 questions
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Oral Communication
11 Lectures 56:54

Purpose:

• To understand factors that affect interpersonal communication

Focus:

• The communication process

• Barriers to communication

• Effective listening and the empathic listening technique

Preview 05:36

Purpose:

• To understand factors that affect interpersonal communication

Focus:

• The communication process

• Barriers to communication

• Effective listening and the empathic listening technique

An Introduction to Oral Communication Part 2
05:31

Purpose:

• To understand factors that affect interpersonal communication

Focus:

• The communication process

• Barriers to communication

• Effective listening and the empathic listening technique

An Introduction to Oral Communication Part 3
05:58

Purpose:

• To understand factors that affect interpersonal communication

Focus:

• The communication process

• Barriers to communication

• Effective listening and the empathic listening technique

An Introduction to Oral Communication Part 4
06:00

Purpose:

  • To understand the elements and procedures to take into consideration when preparing an oral presentation

Focus:

  • The elements of the presentation
  • Researching the topic
  • Using time efficiently
  • Organization of the presentation
  • Transitions
  • Audience awareness
Preview 04:30

Purpose:

  • To understand the elements and procedures to take into consideration when preparing an oral presentation

Focus:

  • The elements of the presentation
  • Researching the topic
  • Using time efficiently
  • Organization of the presentation
  • Transitions
  • Audience awareness
Preparing Your Oral Presentation Part 2
03:34

Purpose:

  • To understand the elements and procedures to take into consideration when preparing an oral presentation

Focus:

  • The elements of the presentation
  • Researching the topic
  • Using time efficiently
  • Organization of the presentation
  • Transitions
  • Audience awareness
Preparing Your Oral Presentation Part 3
04:49

Purpose:

  • To understand the elements and procedures to take into consideration when preparing an oral presentation

Focus:

  • The elements of the presentation
  • Researching the topic
  • Using time efficiently
  • Organization of the presentation
  • Transitions
  • Audience awareness
Preparing Your Oral Presentation Part 4
06:14

Purpose:

  • To understand the elements you need to consider when deciding how to give your oral presentation

Focus:

  • Practice
  • Preparing for questions
  • Handling questions
  • Equipment
  • The room
  • You~A Pro
Preview 04:02

Purpose:

  • To understand the elements you need to consider when deciding how to give your oral presentation

Focus:

  • Practice
  • Preparing for questions
  • Handling questions
  • Equipment
  • The room
  • You~A Pro
Giving Your Oral Presentation Part 2
05:32

Purpose:

  • To understand the elements you need to consider when deciding how to give your oral presentation

Focus:

  • Practice
  • Preparing for questions
  • Handling questions
  • Equipment
  • The room
  • You~A Pro
Giving Your Oral Presentation Part 3
05:08

Check your understanding of the oral communication topics we examined.

Oral Communication
40 questions
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Time Management
5 Lectures 20:14

Purpose:

  • To understand ways to organize for productive use of your time

Focus:

  • Prioritizing and goal setting
  • Time scheduling and time management
Preview 04:13

Purpose:

  • To understand ways to organize for productive use of your time

Focus:

  • Prioritizing and goal setting
  • Time scheduling and time management
Time Management Part 2
04:26

Purpose:

  • To understand ways to organize for productive use of your time

Focus:

  • Prioritizing and goal setting
  • Time scheduling and time management
Time Management Part 3
04:14

Purpose:

  • To understand ways to organize for productive use of your time

Focus:

  • Prioritizing and goal setting
  • Time scheduling and time management
Time Management Part 4
04:26

Purpose:

  • To understand ways to organize for productive use of your time

Focus:

  • Prioritizing and goal setting
  • Time scheduling and time management
Time Management Part 5
02:55

Check your understanding of time management.

Time Management
13 questions
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Learning Resources
4 Lectures 18:54

Purpose:

  • To understand the effective use of available learning resources

Focus:

  • Identify learning resources
  • Using of the resources
Preview 04:19

Purpose:

  • To understand the effective use of available learning resources

Focus:

  • Identify learning resources
  • Using of the resources
Learning Resources Part 2
03:51

Purpose:

  • To understand the effective use of available learning resources

Focus:

  • Identify learning resources
  • Using of the resources
Learning Resources Part 3
05:15

Purpose:

  • To understand the effective use of available learning resources

Focus:

  • Identify learning resources
  • Using of the resources
Learning Resources Part 4
05:29

Check your understanding of learning resources.

Learning Resources
17 questions
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The Library
2 Lectures 07:31

Purpose:

  • To understand typical library resources and their use

Focus:

  • Library resources
  • Search techniques
An Introduction to the Library Part 1
03:41

Purpose:

  • To understand typical library resources and their use

Focus:

  • Library resources
  • Search techniques
An Introduction to the Library Part 2
03:50

Check your understanding of the library.

The Library
7 questions
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Reading
3 Lectures 16:03

Purpose:

  • To understand ways in which reading is a meaning-making process

Focus:

  • Several reading processes
  • Metacognition as a part of reading
  • Bias in writing
Preview 06:17

Purpose:

  • To understand ways in which reading is a meaning-making process

Focus:

  • Several reading processes
  • Metacognition as a part of reading
  • Bias in writing
An Introduction to Reading Part 2
04:16

Purpose:

  • To understand ways in which reading is a meaning-making process

Focus:

  • Several reading processes
  • Metacognition as a part of reading
  • Bias in writing
An Introduction to Reading Part 3
05:30

Check your understanding of the reading process.

Reading
25 questions
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Collaborative Learning
2 Lectures 13:39

Purpose:

  • To understand what it means to learn collaboratively

Focus:

  • The nature of collaborative learning
  • Collaborative learning vs other types of learning situations
  • The role of the facilitator
  • Several key elements of an effective collaborative learning environment
Preview 05:37

Purpose:

  • To understand what it means to learn collaboratively

Focus:

  • The nature of collaborative learning
  • Collaborative learning vs other types of learning situations
  • The role of the facilitator
  • Several key elements of an effective collaborative learning environment
An Introduction to Collaborative Learning Part 2
08:02

Check your understanding of collaborative learning.

Collaborative Learning
15 questions
About the Instructor
Leigh Faulkner
4.3 Average rating
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1,451 Students
5 Courses
School, University and Workplace Educator

I'm an educator with wide experience. I've taught public school (all grades from four to twelve) and was vice principal and principal of various public schools. I was principal of a private school. I was a volunteer international development worker with the World University Service of Canada and I've taught at universities in three countries.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English & Philosophy, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Arts (Ed.) in Curriculum Development, and a Doctor of Education in Reading Education.

I developed and taught a study skills course at an international university in Japan, where I was a tenured professor. I've now written five books on study skills and produced YouTube videos on study skills.

I've had my poetry published widely in literary magazines and anthologies and have published five books of poetry, as well as a novel.

I'm excited at the prospect of sharing my knowledge with learners everywhere!