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Making A's in College is a widely-used 2-hour video about the study-skills college students need to succeed on today's competitive campuses. It's by a college professor, Dr. Sandra U. Gibson, who has taught thousands of students the skills they need. This is an organized, but very practical and easy-to-use, approach to building all the skills you'll need in college, from managing your time to managing test anxiety. This isn't a glitzy production that aims to dazzle and entertain. Rather, it's an interesting and extremely useful workshop on what every student should know before walking into a college classroom. This video is used in hundreds of colleges around the country, and is now available for home use as a convenient DVD. Before spending many thousands of dollars (and hours) on college--be positive that you're ready to learn effectively and efficiently!

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As director of the Georgia State University Learning Assistance Center for 20 years, Sandra Gibson knows that students have little time to spare. Her approach to study skills therefore is a friendly but no-nonsense package;she lectures directly to the camera, with cutaways only to simple graphics that summarize her main points. This spartan format enables her to introduce quickly and clearly some 200 specific techniques . . . Time invested in this program will be returned manyfold. --Library Journal

Students who procrastinate, lack organizational skills, and catch themselves daydreaming will especially benefit from this lucid study-skills program. With 20 years of experience at a university learning center, host Sandra Gibson confidently addresses goals, to-do lists, and schedules before moving into academic skills. The composed speaker describes an active learner, explains short- and long-term memory, and gives advice on listening to lectures. The second segment highlights an effective reading plan, offers tips on preparing for and taking tests, and gives strategies for coping with test anxiety. Gibson's structured approach is wonderful . . . --Booklist

{Dr. Gibson's} tips are solid, and useful to both high school and college students . . . There is so much in this program that, even if students use only part of them, their grades will improve. --School Library Journal

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  • Actors: Sandra Gibson
  • Directors: Sandra Gibson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Workbooks Press/Hickory Cove Music
  • DVD Release Date: November 1, 2008
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001J88VJY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,789 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This DVD offers practical step-by-step instructions for organizing a study schedule, getting more out of what you read, and meeting major assignments head-on without procrastination. It's a study skills course taught by an expert for a fraction of the price you'd pay in tuition. Whether you're preparing for college or already have college experience, it will help you learn more, remember more, and stress less. When I applied the principles from this DVD, I got more from my lectures, was able to finish my reading assignments, and often completed writing assignments early. I highly recommend this resource!
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As a former teacher I am very impressed with the organization and ideas in this program.
This is great, I just wish I had known about this program when my nephews were heading to college.
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Other than being a bit dated, this has information I wish I had when I was an undergrad and in graduate programs. It is very helpful.
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