The Regis Study Skills Guide

The Regis Study Skills Guide

The Regis Study Skills Guide

The Regis Study Skills Guide

Synopsis

A self-evaluative tool for students to augment their study skills and to maximize their learning efficiency. Originally developed 30 years ago for New York City's elite Regis High School, it remains a cornerstone of Regis' guideance and advisement programs since that time. The study guide addresses multiple aspects of student learning, including time management, reading comprehension, information retention, note taking, paper writing, and timed testing. Each unit includes questions for self-evaluation, goals, and suggestions for improvement. This revised edition offers additional material on increasing role of technology in learning, most notably focusing on Internet research.

Excerpt

Mark Twain once made the observation “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” Even though it concerns the hypocrisy involved in attempting to influence the behavior of others, this remark serves to point out a basic impulse in our human nature: the impulse to provide helpful advice to those who can benefit by it. In the pages that follow, we, the creators of this text, will attempt to satisfy our urge to shape the form of your conduct, not because we are pushy, power-hungry people who seek to feed off of your time and energy, but because we believe that certain patterns of study behavior are vastly superior to others. At every stage, we have based our recommendations upon our experience and upon available scholarship in the area of study habits. Rest assured that we are not attempting to trick you into the adoption of old-fashioned and useless techniques. In fact, we have taken the time to compile this book precisely because we recognize that you are all individually talented and totally modern students.

As you progress through schooL, you will find that you have more and more freedom to achieve goals that you will choose for yourself. Never before have students had so much say in determining what direction their own education will take. But recognize that with this freedom comes an increased obligation to perform efficient independent study. As the great playwright, George Bernard Shaw, phrased the matter, “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it” This book is motivated by our desire to be your guide, not your dictator, on an educationaL voyage . . .

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