The one factor that we have determined to be most crucial to student success is learning strategies. It’s evident that the school system isn’t teaching how to assess your own understanding of information and strategies for students to learn best. Here is a mnemonic that may be helpful for your student. PIRATE!
PIRATE stands for as follows.
P – Prepare to succeed.
I – Inspect Instruction.
R – Read, Remember, Reduce.
A – Answer or abandon.
T – Turn back.
E – Estimate using ACE (Avoid using absolute words, Choose the longest most detailed choice, Eliminate similar or absurd choices.)
PIRATES mnemonic (Holzer, Madaus, Bray, & Kehle,2009)

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