Welcome to the Fr. Blaine Burkey Center for Research
The focus of this class in on finding a student’s current reading level and then moving him or her steadily up the ladder of reading improvement. A variety of reading materials and activities give students the opportunity to practice and improve their skills in the areas of vocabulary building and in about a dozen important reading and study strategies. Emphasis is on learning to study better, not necessarily harder or longer.
The purpose of this class is twofold. First of all, students serve as library aides — they learn to keep materials in order, check things in and out, and generally keep the area neat and organized. A large portion of the class is also dedicated to research methods. Students learn the fastest, easiest, and best methods for finding good information and for making use of it in some way.