ATTENTION TEACHERS - Do you want a study skills provider that you can trust to deliver high impact workshops?

Tori Menhinick saw Maximize on Facebook, and took a leap of faith. Watch her reaction.

Maximize seminars equip students with study skills which deliver measurable results in academic attainment, boost student confidence and develop their resilience.

Over the years, Maximize has developed a range of high-impact study skills programmes for each of the secondary school years, with each one focusing on the most relevant topics for a specific year.

We are trusted by hundreds of schools which ask us to work with their students year on year, and equip them with the skills they need to cope with the demands of secondary education.

We want the students to understand the benefits of good study practice, and to take ownership of their learning, and we provide them with a range of evidence-based study skills which will deliver measurable results. We want to encourage a 'can-do' attitude, and an understanding of the importance of resilience.

But it's not just schools which recognise the value of our sessions. Last year a staggering 94%* of the students we worked with rated their Maximize session either 'very good' or 'excellent', and the comments on their evaluation forms illustrated a real intention to take action.

*based on evaluations from 26,450 students.

I saw the above on Facebook.
Are there any rules to form adjectives as used here - "high-impact" and "evidence-based"?


What do you mean by "rules"? The two items you ask about are compound words, each formed of two smaller bases. They count as single words, adjectives, not syntactic constructions. Unlike the latter, the individual bases can't be modified or enter into coordination. Compare "ice-creams and custard-creams" with *[ice- and custard-]creams. In the latter, because "ice" and "cream" are bases not words, the result is inadmissible; for coordination we need the former.

Note that compounds are single words, unlike syntactic constructions, which are always separate words.

Incidentally, please don't format the text in your questions with a background colour and in bold. It makes it slightly more difficult for us to read. I've removed the formatting from your question this time.

JigneshbharatiAre there any rules to form adjectives as used here - "high-impact" and "evidence-based"?

It is potentially a lot of work to discover and investigate all the cases, so I suggest you try searching for "compound adjectives" to see what other people have already found. E.g. the following pages, which list eight or ten basic different types, may be useful.