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Grade 8

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Learning Strategies

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop learning strategies, critical-thinking skills, and problem-solving skills to enhance their performance in academic and nonacademic endeavors.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Time management
  • Planning
  • Personal learning style
  • Types of tests
  • Reviewing strategies
  • Memory triggers
  • Memory tools
  • Right/left brain
  • Multiple modalities
  • Oral communication
  • Goals (short and long term)
  • Flexibility, balance, prioritizing
  • Eye focus
  • Scanning
  • Main idea, details
  • Audience
  • Point of view
  • Tone
  • Note taking strategies
  • Predictions
  • Creative and critical aspects of writing
  • Clustering
  • Reference materials
  • Fact and opinion
  • Validity and reliability of sources
  • Formal and informal language
  • Tone
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