Book Title: Power Up Your Study Habits: Middle/High School (even College)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Rachel Becker
What makes this book different? It’s easy-to-use, with lots of tips, lists, and easy-to-apply directions, so you don’t need to read a lot. You can go right to the information you need and get help right away. And, it’s written by a teacher who later wrote textbooks and other classroom materials. You get the help you need from an insider in both worlds. One more thing that sets this book apart from others—it’s got a companion book for parents, so they can really help you (and know when to leave you alone). You’ll find so many ideas (the writer has been at this for over 40 years) that you’ll be able to pick out what works best for you now and add new ideas as you grow as a student. Here are just some of the things you’ll find in this book: 1. You’ll learn how to pick up on your teacher’s hints and clues so you’ll know what’s on the next test. You’ll get help for sharing more in class, finding the best seat, and paying attention even when you’re bored. 2. You’ll learn how to get more out of doing homework, in less time. What should you do first? What are good questions to ask when you do homework? How can you best use your textbook? How can others really help you with homework? Can you activate your PK? Do you chunk and chew? Do you know tricks for memorizing? How about the difference between reviewing and studying? What’s the best thing to do when you study with a group? You’ll see a whole chapter on problem solving. Do you use SQ3R when you read? (If you don’t know what that is, you really need this book.) 3. Do you get nervous before a test? You’ll find how to best prepare for a test, strategies for each type of question (including how to look for clues on multiple choice tests), what to do when you run into trouble, and what to do when you fail a test. (Tip: What’s the one item you should bring to a test that can save the day? a pocket pencil sharpener) You’ll even use what you learn to get 100% on an organic chemistry quiz—when you know nothing about chemistry! 4. Who has ever told you how to prepare for a parent-teacher conference? This book does. It also tells you the one word to avoid when talking with a teacher. 5. Do you need help with organizing? You’ll get it here. You’ll see how many calendars you need (and how to use them), how to organize ideas, how to schedule a long-term project, and even what to look for when buying a backpack. 6. Do you know your learning style? We’ll talk about the different styles and how to use them to make learning easier. This book is meant to stay with you and be easy to look at and use. You’ll get help with basic study skills and develop habits that will last a lifetime. If your parents also get the parent’s guide and use it, you should see more success in school—and in life.