If I could rate this book more than five stars, I would. I've been a study skills consultant for many years, and a high school teacher even longer. This book I recommend to both parents and teachers. It comes with duplicating rights for an individual teacher's classroom (but the amount of paper you'd use if you duplicated it all would be prohibitive for most schools). In my classroom, I've picked and chosen the units I felt would be most helpful for each class. The work is clearly explained with good examples and self-tests. The illustrations are whimsical enough that they are not offensive to high school students. What's even nicer is that the students see the value in these lessons--they don't have to be sold.
I teach study skills to 7th and 8th graders--this is the text I prefer. It is clear and well-written, even if a little wordy. I teach it in units, having the students learn one skill, then building on it. Good Stuff!!
I give a course on study skills and have read all the available literature. This one tops them. Worksheets are clear and easily understood by students of all ages. The advice contained includes the gamut of techniques. Only reservation is that it's longer than neccessary.
I am an ADHD coach, and I work with students of all ages. The common deficiency that links all of my clients is a lack of basic knowledge of the tools needed to learn. Of all the study skills books that I have used, this is by far the best. The simple elegance of the explanations, and the user friendly templates make this an invaluable resource for all ages. Whoever wrote this has taken the best of all fields: memory research, education research, and psychology, and blended it into the perfect one stop source of Learning How to Learn. Thank YOU!
I buy and read alot of books, but have never taken the time to do a review, but after going all the way through this book, I knew I needed to share with others the help this resource can be. I am home schooling two 16 year olds this year. They have just come out of the public schools, and I'm finding they have limited study skills. After going through Learning to Learn, I have a list of 40 pages I'll present in the "Learning Styles and Learning Strategies" class we're doing this summer to prepare for our full schedule. The book is solid information, based on reseach and experience, and covers everything I had planned to present to the girls in this class. Having also worked with middle school students, I'm sure this book would be helpful for 5th graders and then on through high school. The forms and lists are well done and very usable and have saved me immeasurable time in creating comprehensive lists and forms. She even includes a one page summary of Howard Gardner's 8 Multiple Intelligences. Buying this book was the best money spent in a long time.
The book was easy to read. It provided clear, reasonable guidelines and suggestions for students to organize. read, take notes and generally improve study skills. Specific strategies and examples are presented. It is a practical blueprint that will be useful for struggling students and those who simply want to be more effective.
This is a terrific book! The strategies in it are useful and easy to follow. In being able to understand how each student learns, you can better teach that child. Also, when the students themselves understand how they learn, they can adapt their studying to fit their personal style.
I love this book. I purchased it because I was going to teach an English class this summer. I included a unit on how we learn and then the students had a presentation by the schools learning specialist. She was proud that many of the students were ahead of the game and could identify what kind of learners they thought they are. Kudos to the team that prepared this book!
This book arrived in three days. I was really impressed.
I have had this book before, but I'm afraid another teacher liked it even more than I did. This has graphic organizers that really work for the everyone, not just the learning challenged. My high-schoolers, as well as my elementary crowd have found this book helpful.