Taking the High Road study skills class begins soon

Staff report

Bob Pratt Bob Pratt Cook County Higher Education is pleased to work with Robert Pratt, Ph.D. in offering the study skills course Taking the High Road. This multi-session program is based on the book The Academic Warrior: Becoming a Purposeful Learner and begins on Wednesday, February 5. This program helps participants of all ages learn the characteristics, study skills and strategies of a successful student, and how to apply them to studies and everyday life.

The program emphasizes several different skills and how to develop the proper mind set. These include:

. Study strategies, reading textbooks, note taking and test preparation.

. Finding the right attitude, staying focused, time management, planning, applying grit to rigorous studies and situations .

. Mental preparation, activating memory for rapid learning and retention, self-testing.

Current students will practice by applying these skills “hands-on” to their studies.

This interactive and engaging course is being taught by Robert Pratt, Ph.D., a retired education professor and college student counselor. Classes are offered on Wednesdays, beginning February 5 and run from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais.

Participants can take one session or attend all six. The cost for all sessions is $40. Scholarships are available. The course fee includes a free copy of Dr. Pratt’s book The Academic Warrior: Becoming a Purposeful Learner.

For more information and to register, please contact Cook County Higher Education at or call 387-3411.

This workshop series is supported with a generous grant from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

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