Knowing how to learn is an important part of the learning
process. Unfortunately, the educational curriculum has placed
little emphasis on teaching students how to learn independent
of adult assistance. In contrast to this practice, each student
is held accountable for his or her own learning. Independent
Strategies for Efficient Study empowers the individual in
the learning process by teaching simple, easy strategies that
can be used to improve performance.
strategies are designed to activate the individual and the
program includes strategies for following directions, reading
(textbooks, nonfiction and literature), writing, math, word
problems, note-taking, advance organizers, time management,
organization of materials, foreign language vocabulary development,
proofing, memorization, spelling and test-taking. All the
strategies produce review systems to support retention of
learned information which is very important when taking exams
or standardized tests, such as the Stanford Nine, the Educational
Records Bureau or the SOLs.
Though students without
any learning problems have used the strategies in the program
to raise their grades, research has shown that this particular
package of strategies resulted in significant improvement
in actual classroom grades for students with attention problems,
learning disabilities and underachievement.
The goal of the strategy
training is to provide a base of general information about
organizational techniques to support performance. Each strategy
is designed to make the student do the same type of processing
successful students do. Memory, attention, processing, organization
and task completion are all supported through the use of strategies.
After the models have been learned, the strategies need to
be used, adapted and practiced until organized learning is
an automatic response to academic work.
Windows PC based software package is also available, which
consists of a set of interactive software tools based on the
Independent Strategies for Efficient Study learning program.
Upper Elementary/Middle School Edition - $27.50 including shipping/handling
Upper Elementary/Middle School Edition Manual and Software bundle - $71.50 including shipping/handling
Secondary/College Edition - $27.50 including shipping/handling
Secondary/College Edition Manual and Software bundle - $71.50 including shipping/handling
Software Edition - $54.00 including shipping/handling