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The Middle School Student's Guide to Study Skills

Instructor's E-Guide

Looking for a fun and comprehensive study skills course for students in grades 6-8?

This 28 lesson curriculum has it all, including practice activities, comics, graphics, Letters to Parents, and a bit of middle school humor. Students follow along with five typical middle school students, Ali, Jason, Elena, Max, and A.J., as they explore and master good study skills for success in middle school and beyond.

Ideal for as an elective study skills course textbook, advisory resource, pull outs, or for independent learners!

Instructor's Guide: 382 pages, b&w interior. The instructor's guide is read-only, not downloadable to a printer. Also available in print!


What will your students learn?

  • why studying matters to your brain
  • How (and why) to be a metacognitive student
  • IQ vs. effort
  • Identifying personal learning styles
  • Identifying and utilizing their primary intelligence
  • How (and why) to master the syllabus
  • How (and why) to get their schema on
  • Active learning strategies
  • Active listening strategies
  • Cornell and Matrix note-taking
  • How (and why) to outline your textbook chapter
  • M.N.E.M.O.N.I.C.S. for recall
  • Time-spaced learning
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Overcoming test anxiety
  • How to be an information literate student
  • Anticipating and tackling the challenges of distance learning
  • Dealing with failure
  • Becoming a critical thinker and much more….

Your Instructor


Susan Mulcaire
Susan Mulcaire

Susan Mulcaire is an attorney-turned-teacher. She holds a B.A. from U.C Berkeley, a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, and a teaching credential from Concordia University. She is a member of the California State Bar Association and holds a California teaching credential. She is the author of several college readiness programs.


Class Curriculum


  Instructor's E-Guide The Middle School School Student's Guide to Study Skills
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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