Learning and Life Skills Box Set

Based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, this box set includes, The Ethics Book, The Learning Book, The Checkouts Book, and The Thinking Book, along with accompanying learning guide booklets. 

This set of 4 books gives preteens and teens the skills they need to succeed in today's world. The Learning Book presents principles on how to study successfully, with an emphasis on application and use over memorization and test scores. The Ethics Book teaches how to evaluate one's choices and predict how your decisions will affect all areas of your life. The Thinking Book offers tools to evaluate information critically, empowering young adults to assess situations independently and act confidently as a leader among their peers. The Checkouts Book gives information on coaching others to ensure they are studying successfully. 


The Learning Book and Checkouts Book are published in collaboration with Applied Scholastics® International.

This box set includes a personal learning guide for each book. Books purchased separately include a downloadable learning guide.

These books are sold as a set or individually. Click one of the store links below.

High School Grammar and Writing

Getting Writing Right

A High Schooler's Handbook on Punctuation & Grammar

Includes seven separate learning guides that help students progress through the book providing opportunities for lots of practice as they hone their skills.

Want to become a first-class authority on grammar? Probably not.

How about a specialist in punctuation rules? Not likely.

What most of us want is to be able to write well, to communicate effectively in writing.

What we need is a handy reference that will help us know whether we need a comma here or a semi-colon there.

Punctuation is simply the use of symbols to control the flow of writing and ensure it’s clear.

Grammar is simply how we put words together so our writing makes sense.

Getting Writing Right was created as a simple, go-to reference on these subjects—to help you become a better writer by providing a quick reference for use when writing.

Read it. Use it. And get your writing right!


Writing Nonfiction

A Simple, Clear Approach for High Schoolers

Just as the painter may capture a scene in a striking, unique and beautiful way, so can a writer capture reality in a way that is unique and creative--even inspiring. Whether you are writing essays, reports or research papers; articles, blogs or proposals; biographies, can autobiography or a book; here is a simple, clear approach to writing nonfiction.

With twenty-two short chapters and an extensive reference section, this inviting handbook includes everything you need to learn to say the things you want to say clearly and effectively.

Its four accompanying learning guides cover the process of writing a paper; word use; sentence and paragraph structure; academic essays, reports and research papers; and tools to make writing clear and effective.


High School Art Instruction

Natasha's Sketchbook Series


by Natasha Gray

No matter how imaginative the young artist, without essential skills and disciplined practice using them, technique will be limited, creativity hindered and potential for greatness lost.

In six books, the Natasha’s Sketchbook series was created to teach budding artists the essential elements of art:

Line, Shape, Value, Color, Texture and Form

Designed as a comprehensive course of study, with simple lessons and exercises anyone can read and do, each book builds on the next, giving the student fundamentals applicable to any career in the visual arts.

Click here to meet the author, Natasha Gray.

A Glossary of Art Terms

by Natasha Gray

This collection of almost 300 definitions will help students of all ages learn common art terms, thereby growing their knowledge base and opening doors to improved skills as an artist.

This glossary came directly out of Natasha's work with art students. She found herself asking, what did they know? What didn't they know? What terms would help them better understand styles, forms, and techniques? And what terms were instructors using on the assumption that students understood them? This glossary is her answer to those questions. It focuses on the core fine arts of painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking and is designed for studio use, not sitting on a library bookshelf.

The combination of clear, concise and accurate definitions combined with the stunning illustrative artwork make this beautiful book a must for every student or lover of the fine arts.

Natasha's Sketchbook

20950 SW Rock Creek Rd.
Sheridan, OR 97378

Tel: 503- 843-3834
Fax: 503-843-5129

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