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AVID Success Skills

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Sit with proper posture.Sitting with proper posture means you will pay better attention to lessons, and interact more in classroom discussions and activities.
Lean forward, Look, and ListenLean forward at your desk. This will indicate you are interested in the lesson. Listen to information being presented.
Ask pertinent questions.Ask meaningful questions about class activities, discussions, and lectures. Your question may help many more students understand the lesson.
Nod your head “yes” and “no” with sincerity.By nodding your head “yes” or “no” you indicate your understanding of the lesson. This interaction is a form of non-verbal communication during lectures.
Talk with teachers. Successful students take the initiative to seek out their teachers before and after school to confirm understanding, to check grading discrepancies, and to obtain assignments after an absence.
 

At School

  • “Act” like a successful student.
  • Use organizational skills.
  • Use note-taking skills.
  • Talk to your teachers.
  • Be goal-oriented.
  • Be flexible.
  • Show confidence in your academic achievement.
  • Know when you understand and when you don’t. Ask questions.
  • Take responsibility for your learning.
  • Work independently.
  • Study in groups.
  • Use class time wisely.
  • Participate in school activities.
  • Use the Study Buddy system.

At Home

  • Complete homework.
  • Use organizational skills.
  • Review class notes.
  • Talk to others about school and learning.
  • Be goal-oriented.
  • Be flexible.
  • Show confidence in academic achievement.
  • Know when you understand and when you don’t.
  • Take responsibility for your learning.
  • Establish a study area.
  • Be consistent.
  • Take initiative to practice basic skills.
  • Seek further knowledge of content areas as well as your other interests, especially when no homework is assigned.