Critical Thinking and Study Skills


Course Description:
Grab your duffel bag or backpack and prepare for a trip through test tips and strategies necessary to learn and achieve for the glory of God. This course is designed to strengthen the student’s test-taking skills. It will enhance his/her performance in all content areas and prepare them for national standardized tests (like the SAT® and ACT®). Students will practice problem-solving, critical thinking strategies, the structure of standardized exams, and verbal competence and mathematics reasoning. As the trip progresses, students acquire new and essential learning strategies.

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Recommended Prerequisites:
Algebra 1

Grade Level:
10th – 11th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:
First semester (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
All Creation is held together by the Living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and Truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and Living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and with our fellow-man.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles”.

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