october: grades and my future
Main Points of Class
Study is your first professional work and not just a preparation for work. In professional life, people measure you by your performance and in school that measurement takes the form of grades.
The first goal of studying is to learn. In addition, a critical skill you learn by studying is training the mind to concentrate on the work at hand – the basic characteristic of a good professional. This is achieved by always studying ‘at the right time’ and ‘in the right place’.
Learning is not just for school. It’s for your whole life. Get used to it. Get good at it.
You need to develop good habits of study now. These habits will form your character.
In-class Activity: Temperance Case Study
The goal is to make the students consider the many ways that a lack of temperance can have an impact on a student’s life, as well as the consequences it can have for the future.
The students will read a case study on temperance to understand how this virtue is lived (or not lived).
After discussion of the examples on temperance (or lack thereof), the students will engage in an competitive activity to enhance their understanding of the virtue.
Complete the Study Habits Questionnaire that was handed out in class.
Talk to your teachers/school counselors about your current classes, and ask for help in areas that you are struggling.
Read the Study Habits for Success sheet.
Fill out the Time Use Sheet.
Review your class schedule with your mentor. Be sure to take challenging classes both now and throughout high school.
With the help of your mentor, create a weekly schedule.
Review your completed Time Use Sheet.
Complete a Monthly Goals Sheet.