The Outstanding Student's Skill Kit

Skills to take you to the top! | taught by Leigh Faulkner

Course description

This course gives you tools for effective, efficient studying. After taking this course, you'll have an understanding of proven study skills, an understanding of why the skills work and how to apply them, and a new appreciation of your own ability and potential.

The course covers a wide range of essential topics, including academic rigor, semantic feature analysis, time management, the library and other learning resources, collaborative learning, reading strategies, critical writing, oral communication, and preparing and giving oral presentations.

Leigh Faulkner
Leigh Faulkner
Dr.
I'm an educator with wide experience. I've taught public school (all grades from four to twelve) and was vice principal and principal of various public schools. I was principal of a private school. I was a volunteer international development worker with the World University Service of Canada, and I've taught at universities in three countries.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English & Philosophy, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Arts (Ed.) in Curriculum Development, and a Doctor of Education in Reading Education.

I developed and taught English and study skills courses at an international university in Japan, where I was a tenured professor. I’ve written five study skills books.

My poetry has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies and I have published five books of poetry, as well as a novel.

Learning has been my life! And I’m excited at the prospect of working with learners everywhere!

Dr. Leigh Faulkner

[email protected]

leigh-faulkner.com

Course Curriculum

Section 1 – Introduction
02:14
TOSSK Intro Lecture FREE
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Section 2 – An Introduction to Academic Rigor
19:08
TOSSK Academic Rigor Part 1
TOSSK Academic Rigor Part 2
Identifying Your Goals
Rigorous Instructor Checklist
Rigorous Student Checklist
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Section 3 – Semantic Feature Analysis Demonstration
05:37
TOSSK Semantic Feature Analysis Part 1 FREE
TOSSK Semantic Feature Analysis Part 2 FREE
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Section 4 – Writing a Summary-Reaction Paper
09:40
TOSSK Summary-Reaction Paper Part 1
TOSSK Summary-Reaction Paper Part 2
Article Analysis Worksheet
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Section 5 – Writing a Critique of an Academic Article
10:52
TOSSK Writing a Critique of an Academic Article Part 1
TOSSK Writing a Critique of an Academic Article Part 2
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Section 6 – An Introduction to Oral Communication
23:07
TOSSK Oral Communication Part 1 FREE
TOSSK Oral Communication Part 2
TOSSK Oral Communication Part 4
TOSSK Oral Communication Part 3
Communication Styles Table
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Section 7 – Preparing Your Oral Presentation
19:08
TOSSK Preparing Your Oral Presentation Part 1 FREE
TOSSK Preparing Your Oral Presentation Part 2
TOSSK Preparing Your Oral Presentation Part 3
TOSSK Preparing Your Oral Presentation Part 4
Oral Presentation Checklist Part 1
Oral Presentation Checklist Part 2
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Section 8 – Giving Your Oral Presentation
14:45
TOSSK Giving Your Oral Presentation Part 1
TOSSK Giving Your Oral Presentation Part 2
TOSSK Giving Your Oral Presentation Part 3
Post Presentation Checklist
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Section 9 – Time Management
20:17
TOSSK Time Management Part 1 FREE
TOSSK Time Management Part 2
TOSSK Time Management Part 3
TOSSK Time Management Part 4
TOSSK Time Management Part 5
Identifying Your Goals
Time Analysis Chart
Weekly Planning Schedule
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Section 10 – Learning Resources
18:55
TOSSK Learning Resources Part 1
TOSSK Learning Resources Part 2
TOSSK Learning Resources Part 3
TOSSK Learning Resources Part 4
Cornell Method
Cornell Method Worksheet
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Section 11 – An Introduction to the Library
07:33
TOSSK The Library Part 1
TOSSK The Library Part 2
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Section 12 – An Introduction to Reading
16:05
TOSSK Introduction to Reading Part 1
TOSSK Introduction to Reading Part 2
TOSSK Introduction to Reading Part 3
Detecting Bias
Detecting Bias Questions To Ask
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Section 13 – Collaborative Learning
13:39
TOSSK Collaborative Learning Part 1
TOSSK Collaborative Learning Part 2
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