Study Skills

Thank you for your interest in Study Skills 2019!

The following information is intended to provide a general overview of the summer Study Skills program. For more information, please check out our Study Skills FAQ page or contact the Psychoeducational Clinic and we will be happy to assist you further.

Study Skills is sponsored by the Psychoeducational Clinic at NCSU. The Clinic is affiliated with the APA approved School Psychology Training Program, housed within the Department of Psychology at NCSU. The Clinic serves both as a resource for the community by offering quality assessment and intervention services for learners of all ages and as a training facility for doctoral students in the School Psychology program.

During each Camp, Study Skills teachers will focus on multiple areas, including organization, reading comprehension, test-taking skills, and –for our high school sessions- note-taking and self-advocacy. Topics covered within the “Organizational” component include organization of notebooks and school materials (notes, hand-outs, tests, parent-teacher correspondence, etc.), and time management (breaking long-term assignments into smaller parts, scheduling time properly to study for tests, etc.). Topics covered within the “Learning Strategies” component include how to use memory to the student’s best advantage, mnemonics, reading comprehension techniques, and classroom etiquette. Students will also learn how to identify key information from lectures and/or texts and translate that information into written notes. Topics covered within the “Test-Taking” component include how to prepare for tests, how to take tests, and a relaxation technique. The strategies taught are considered "best practice" in the field.

The Clinic currently runs Study Skills camps for two age groups: Middle school students (rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students) and high school students (rising 9th and 10th grade only).  Students are grouped in classes by grade to the extent possible. The skills and strategies taught in each group are similar but adapted to meet each group’s developmental needs. The high school curriculum also includes a stronger emphasis on note-taking and long-term planning. 

Study Skills teachers are advanced School Psychology doctoral students who are supervised by faculty members in the School Psychology training program at NCSU.  Each class typically includes 14 children and two teachers.

All classes are taught using hands-on and experiential techniques.  Every effort is made to engage each student in activities so that strategies are practiced repeatedly. All techniques and strategies taught in the class are reinforced multiple times throughout the week. In addition, very brief “homework” tasks are assigned each day to reinforce the day’s learning. Finally, parent information nights will be held periodically throughout the summer (dates below). During these sessions, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions about the specific strategies being taught during Study Skills. In addition, parents will also be provided with additional information about how to support and further develop their child’s organizational skills during the school year.

This year’s middle school (rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade) Study Skills classes will be offered on the following dates:

  • July 8-12  (9:30am-11:30am [FULL] OR 1:00pm-3:00pm [FULL])
  • July 15-19 (9:30am-11:30am [FULL] OR 1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • July 22-26 (9:30am-11:30am OR 1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • July 29- August 2 (9:30am-11:30am [FULL] OR 1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • August 5-9 (9:30am-11:30am [FULL] OR 1:00pm-3:00pm)

This year’s high school (rising 9th and 10th grade) Study Skills classes will be offered on the following dates:

  • July 8-12  (9:30am-11:30am [*1 slot available] OR 1:00pm-3:00pm [FULL])
  • July 15-19 (9:30am-11:30am OR 1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • July 22-26 (9:30am-11:30am OR 1:00pm-3:00pm [FULL])
  • July 29- August 2 (9:30am-11:30am [FULL] OR *1:00pm-3:00pm [FULL])
  • August 5-9 (9:30am-11:30am [FULL] OR *1:00pm-3:00pm [FULL])

*These classes just added; please write in the new class on the registration form if interested

Parent Information Nights will be held in Daniels Hall, room 434, at the following dates and times:

  • Monday, July 8 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Monday, July 22 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Monday, August 5 from 5:30pm-6:30pm

The cost of the camp is $200 per student, which includes all supplies. All Study Skills camps are held on the main NCSU campus. Directions and parking information will be provided the week before camp begins.

To register for a 2019 camp,  complete and print the registration form. Mail the completed registration form along with a non-refundable deposit check of $50 (payable to NCSU) to: Psychoeducational Clinic / Study Skills; Dept. of Psychology, Box 7650; NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7650.  Once these materials are received, you will be sent a confirmation email of enrollment or notification of waiting list status. Additional information and directions will be sent via email one week before camp begins. If you are put on the waiting list and never enrolled in the camp, your deposit will be refunded to you (please refer to the FAQ section for further information about our refund policy).

Should you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ page, e-mail us at or call the Psychoeducational Clinic at 919-515-1713. If no one is available to take your call, please leave your name and number so that we can contact you.

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