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Many students achieve a great deal of success in high school by relying primarily on their natural abilities. As a result, they may not have found it necessary to develop their study skills to any significant extent. However, when students make the transition to a more competitive academic environment in higher education, they often discover that their study skills are less than adequate. Fortunately, this problem is relatively easy to address. There are many proven techniques and strategies which, when applied properly, can help students become much more efficient learners. To acquire these skills, students need only the desire to do so and the willingness to invest a certain amount of their time in the process. The following suggested resources will better acquaint students with the range of skills they will need to manage their time more effectively, get more out of their reading assignments, take better notes, improve their memories, master essay and objective examinations, and become more active learners. Ultimately, these skills will play a large part in determining the extent to which students achieve their educational and career goals. It's also important to recognize that learning has no limits and, by improving their abilities to acquire knowledge, all students can benefit.

Recommended Online Resources Recommended Books
  • Becoming a Master Student (12th. ed. 2007) by Dave Ellis 
  • College Success Strategies (3rd ed. 2009) by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh
  • College Study Skills (6th ed. 1998) by James F. Shepherd
  • College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner (6th ed. 2008) by Dianna L. Van Blerkom
  • Your College Experience: Strategies for Success (9th ed. 2010) by John Gardner, A. Jerome Jewler, & Betsey Barefoot 
  • How to Study in College (10th ed. 2010) by Walter Paul & Ross Owens
  • Lecture Notes: A Professor's Inside Guide to College Success (1st ed. 2010) by Philip Freeman
  • Mastering Mathematics: How to be a Great Math Student (3rd ed. 1999) by Richard Manning Smith
  • Right from the Start: Taking Charge of Your College Success (4th ed. 2003) by Robert Holkeboer and Laurie Walker
  • The Confident Student (7th ed. 2010) by Carol C. Kanar
  • Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals (6th ed. 2010) by John W. Santrock and Jane S. Halonen

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