High Critical Thinking and Study Skills
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
1 segment/10-16 weeks
Earliest Start Date
Get better grades and higher test scores, and increase your success in high school. If you are already a good student, you will learn new study skills and testing skills that will help you get even better. If you struggle in school, this course will give you the Success Mindsets, study skills, and testing skills to perform at new levels. This half-credit course teaches the ACE test-taking method, which will assist students in their approach to high-stakes testing.
Throughout the course, Mawi Asgedom, a Harvard graduate who was the first in his family to attend college, will coach you. Mawi is a student success expert who has trained over a million students.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description of this course:
Module One: Success Mindsets
- Taking action
- Growth mindset
- Goal setting
- Time management
- Creative problem-solving
- Grit and resilience
Module Two: Study Skills
- Organizational skills & tools
- Skills for improving memory
- Regeneration and mnemonic devices
- Tracking progress toward achieving goals
Module Three: Testing Skills
- Test preparation
- Study skills for high stakes testing
- Asking key questions about tests
- Challenging yourself to learn more
- Elevating on test day
Module Four: Critical Thinking
- Critical thinking
- 2D vs. 3D thinking
- The 5Ws
- Understanding inferences and making connections
- Identify and create balanced arguments
- Essay writing
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.