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Types of Information Sources

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Study Skills Curriculum for
Upper Elementary and Middle School

- Grades 4-8
- Contains 121 activities
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Information sources may be primary (direct or firsthand information), secondary (analyze, interpret, or discuss information about a primary information source), or tertiary (compile or index primary and secondary information sources). Read on to learn more about types of information sources and to see examples of each.    
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Essay Direction Words

Study Skills for high school students

Study Skills Curriculum
for High School

- Grades 9-12
- Contains 113 activities
- Online assessment
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Most essay test items are presented as a statement that includes a direction word. The direction word tells you what you should do when you write your response to the item. Here are the direction words that are most frequently used by teachers when they write essay test items. The meaning of each direction word is provided and is followed by an example of an essay test item that uses the direction word.  
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Study skills curriculum for learning disabled

Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students

- Grades 6-12
- Contains 122 activities
- Online assessment
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Forming an acronym is a good strategy to use to remember information in any order. An acronym is a word that is formed from the first letter of each fact to be remembered. An acronym can be a real word or a nonsense word that you are able to pronounce. Read on to learn how to form acronyms.  
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Free Study Tip Study at least two weeks before the exam. Buy exercise books for all the subjects you are preparing for and for each topic. Create mindmaps -- they really help! I also suggest getting plenty of rest before the big day. If it's a high school maths exam, I suggest doing as many past papers and textbook work as possible. The more questions you do, the better you get.
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Student, 9th Grade
Sydney, Australia
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Dr. Charles T. Mangrum and Dr. Stephen S. Strichart are two former university professors who formed Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources in 1997. The study skills curriculums & instructional programs they have developed for students from elementary school through college are used in schools, tutoring centers, and homeschooling throughout the United States, Canada, and many other parts of the world.

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Another free Study Tip Even though my oldest daughter is now in high school I take time every day to talk with her about what she is doing in school. I don't pressure her, but I make it clear that doing well in school is her major responsibility at this time. I also let her know that I support her and am there to help when needed. So far so good.
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A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors The best way of studying is to make good utilization of time. Don't think that you just studied an hour, but think instead of how many minutes were utilized.
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Kota, India
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