Regardless of the path our students choose after high school, we want them to be prepared as we possibly can for their next step. The best way for us to do so is by sharpening their critical thinking skills, their writing skills, and their analysis skills. Whether a person needs to solve a problem, write a paper or simply analyze a situation, they will need these skills. So how do we prepare our students?...
1.) We focus on argumentation. (claims, evidence and warrants).
2.) We develop and improve their skills to do research, gather information and communicate that information effectively.
3.) We explore the different formats in which that information will need to be communicated to others (presentations & interviews, resumes & cover letters, research papers and term papers, APA and MLA style for college).
4.) We assess their ability to demonstrate these skills, we analyze the results, and we adjust accordingly.