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You Can Earn Better Grades by Improving Your Writing and Study Skills with Graphic Organizers

Ten Minutes to Better Writing and Study SkillsTM is for students from elementary school through college. While it has resources for every student, it is especially helpful for middle and high school students, as the complexity and levels of assignments increase. If you are looking to improve your planning, study, writing, or test-taking skills, this book is for you.

By using the strategies in this book, you will learn how to easily succeed in writing and study skills throughout school, as well as in life. As you learn how to more easily take notes, write paragraphs and essays, and create study guides, you strengthen your learning skills, inherently becoming a better thinker.

Writing is the Doing Part of Thinking

You can’t write without thinking. The very act of writing forces you to think. The forms in this book help you write notes and organize ideas on a page. Gone are the days of staring at a blank piece of paper. Writing is much easier when you have fill-in-the-blank templates.

How Soon Will I Start Seeing Progress?

Students typically start seeing progress within three weeks. The more you engage in the strategies, the faster you will see progress.
These brain-based techniques help your brain form new neuro-connections while you write and study. The more neuro-connections you make, the easier learning and studying becomes.

What do people think?

“This book changed the way I teach! One of my favorite books. It helped my students organize their thoughts and activities. And they transferred what they used to other subjects. Great Tool!”

– Claudia Koochek, Head of Westmark School

“This book helped my fourth-grade daughter regain her self-confidence. She began to understand and organize information effectively, resulting in improved grades. Thank you!”

– Corinne Lalanne, Rocklin, CA

Practical Tools: The Graphic Organizer Handbook

This book contains over 50 graphic organizers.

  • Goal Planning
  • Priority Planning
  • To-Do Lists
  • Daily Planning
  • Weekly Planning
  • Monthly Planning
  • Textbook Note-Taking
  • Story Note-Taking
  • 5 ‘W’ Form
  • Hamburger Paragraph
  • Formal Essay Outline
  • Book Reports
  • Storyboards
  • Sentence Building
  • Paragraph Organizer
  • Essay Organizers
  • Formal Essay Outline
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Study Guides
  • Study Tips
  • Test-Taking Tips
  • Note-Taking Tips
  • Paragraph Writing Tips

Specially Designed Graphic Organizer Forms Improve 18 Areas of Learning Including:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Writing
  • Note-Taking Skills
  • Paragraph Writing Skills

Improve Perception Skills Including:

  • Visual Memory
  • Visual Tracking
  • Visual Closure
  • Sensory Motor

Do not write in this book: Limited Reproduction Permission

This book’s forms are meant to be reproduced for one teacher’s use with only his or her own students, up to 150 students per year. Any further duplication is prohibited.

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