At crunch time, high school students often find themselves staring at their assignment requirements in utter bewilderment: “Why do I have to do an outline,” they mumble, “and why won’t the teacher let me use this dot-com website as a reference?”
The short answer is that both these requirements help students become better thinkers – and better thinkers make better college students. Outlines help students organize their thoughts and present them more compellingly. Reference restrictions mandate that students seek and find the most appropriate resources for the task at hand – ensuring that they’re current, accurate, and balanced as well.
High school students often see the extra effort involved in meeting such requirements as “busy work.” But Scholar’s Secret uses the time judiciously, carefully guiding students through their outlines using an iterative process of discussion, topic exploration, and practice that ultimately inspires them to ask better questions. And better questions form the basis of a solid research strategy.
Sound scholarly? Like something a college professor might expect? It is. That’s why Scholar’s Secret also encourages high school students to venture into our local universities, museums, and other cultural institutions, where they can pose their carefully crafted questions to real-life experts. The answers they get and insights they discover are always well worth the effort.
Contact Scholar’s Secret to discuss how to inspire your high schooler to think and perform like a college student — now!