Recognizing that many middle and high school students would benefit from support in time management, note-taking, study skills, and organization, Middlesex Middle School is once again hosting the popular S4 -- Successful Study Skills 4 Students program for High and Middle School Students. Last year's workshops at Middlesex were completely full.

The S4 program is founded on educational research and evidenced-based studies, and taught by accredited, passionate and engaging teachers.

In a highly participatory and dynamic in presentation, students will learn ten essential, logical, and easy-to-implement skills, essential for successful learning and studying:

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Goal setting

Time management

Notetaking methods

The importance of asking questions

Active reading strategies

Understanding main ideas and important details

Using pictures and graphic organizers

Summarizing to learn

Notebook organization

Quiz, test & exam preparation strategies

S4 workshops are highly interactive, collaborative and dynamic in presentation, creating an engaging, compelling and comfortable learning environment. Limited class size of 15 ensures that all students get personalized attention.

The 7-and-a-half hour 5-session workshops will be held at Middlesex Middle School from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 27, Nov.3, 10, 17. The fee is $395. To register, go to: http://tinyurl.com/Middlesex-Fall2011.

To register your middle school student: http://tinyurl.com/sls-middle-school-Fall2011. To register your high school student: http://tinyurl.com/sls-high-school-Fall2011.

S4 supplies all materials, including a take-home folder including an entire outline of the workshop and other material for ongoing student and parental support.

For more information, call S4 at 203-30-S-K-I-L-L or email info@SuccessfulStudySkills4Students.com.

S4 is an organization that works in affiliation with independent and public schools.

S4's mission is to provide students with the essential skills and strategies needed for confidence and success in school and in life, through an accessible, logical and easy-to-implement system.