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“Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.”

~ Mortimer Adler

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

~ C.S. Lewis

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

~ G.K. Chesterton

“If [the gospel] is dull, then what, in Heaven's name, is worthy to be called exciting? The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore-- on the contrary, they thought him too dynamic to be safe.”

~ Dorothy Sayers

Suggested age range: 11-15

Class meets: Weekly

Class length: 1.5 hours

Number of weeks: 4

Tuition: $59

Official grades: No

Required books: None

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Study Skills & Notetaking


"Thanks for teaching this class. He really didn't want to spend his summer in a class and complained about having to go, but once he went, he hasn't complained at all. He's actually told me all about what he's learned. You must be a great teacher!" ~ Nancy, Homeschool parent

"He has said that your class is really helpful and he is enjoying it... I wish I would have sat in on the class as it sounds like you have shared some really powerful helps. This class has been so worth it!" ~ Pam, Homeschool parent

"He was studying for a Biology exam this week and after applying the skills you mentioned for memorizing new things (which has really been quite a labor at times), he came back to go over his Biology terms with me and he knew them very well without having invested loads of time. He mentioned to me twice this week, 'well, Mr. Vogel said...' So, I am a happy mom!" ~ Amy, Homeschool parent

As students transition into the late middle school and early high school years, they are often caught unawares by suddenly-increased requirements for reading comprehension, analysis of ideas, and effective notetaking. They often don't know what they don't know, and may be unsure why things aren't "clicking" for them in class as they struggle to effectively record or understand the material they are studying. In Living the Answer's Study Skills & Notetaking class, students will study studying, learning how to read and listen effectively, take useful notes, and organize their ideas afterward. Subjects covered include:

The class meets four times, once per week, for ninety minutes. It includes homework which will consist of reading an article or chapter, or listening to a recorded lecture, and taking notes which will be discussed in class. At this time, Study Skills & Notetaking is only offered in the summer.