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Skill Development

 
The Skills Development Centre (SDC) program focuses on cross curricular support in English, Social Studies, Science, and Math through the development of:
 
ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS:
  • Goal setting
  • Using an agenda regularly
  • Being prepared for class
  • Organizing and completing notebooks
  • Having good homework habits
  • Studying for tests
  • Nightly review
  • Completing assignments on time
STUDY SKILLS:
  • Key concepts
  • Two column notes
  • Mnemonics
  • Flash cards
  • Textbook chapter and review questions
  • Graphic organizers
  • Practice questions
  • Question and answer with a partner
LEARNING STRATEGIES:
  • Chapter previews
  • Summary notes
  • Two column notes
  • Selective underlining and highlighting
  • Graphic organizers
  • Editing techniques
  • Key words
  • Computer skills
  • Pre-writing strategies
  • Classroom work habits: listening, asking questions, making up missed work, etc.
TEST PREPARATION SKILLS:
  • Test date and content in agenda
  • Types of test questions
  • Materials needed for tests
  • Study schedule
TEST TAKING SKILLS:
  • Hints for answering different types of questions
  • Writing formulas at the top of page
  • Time extensions, reader, scribe as required