- Age Range: 9 and up
- Series: Scholastic Guides
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Reference (August 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439216079
- ISBN-13: 978-0439216074
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.3 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #415,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Super Study Skills (Scholastic Guides) Paperback – August 1, 2002
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Rozakis writes for the young student, middle or upper school, and gives immediate and practical suggestions about how to study "smart," (e.g., set goals, get organized, set up a study center, improving one's memory); reading for success; preparing for a test; test-taking skills; and mastering specific kinds of tests (T/F, multiple-choice, etc.). Rozakis has no specific section for studying math, but her emphasis on organization, preparing, rehearsing, and so forth, can be transferred easily.
Teachers can use this for a class-wide book in study skills.
For older students (late high school and college), you may want to see Study power: Study skills to improve your learning and your grades, by William R. Luckie and Wood Smethurst, which I found to be geared quite well for that age group.
Rozakis' book is far better than the one offered by Teacher Created Materials (Middle School Study Skills). It also is better than Judith Dodge's The Study Skills Handbook (Grades 4-8), and Margaret Nuzum's Study Skills that Stick (with the exception that Nuzum specifically mentions math study skills).
I hope this helps.
The book starts off with some general thoughts about studying, setting up a study area, finding good study buddies, taking notes and improving your memory.
Almost a third of the book was about how to read better. Since reading is such an important part of studying, and how to get the most out of reading isn't typically taught in school, this may be the most important section. This covers in condensed form much of the same ideas Mortimer Adler covers in "How to Read a book." "Super Study Skills" talks about different types of reading, how to be an active reader, picking a purpose for reading, how to skim, and many other good basics for teaching children how to read better.
The next section was about how to prepare for taking a test. After this there were about 20 pages on how to take a test, from things like how to choose a seat, to picking which questions to answer first, thoughts about guessing, time issues, and many, many more. It was very comprehensive. The last section was on more specific test taking techniques.
This would be a good book to get for a ten to twelve year old child. They could read it about every six months and greatly benefit. For $8 the paperback edition is a great deal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was written for middle school or younger. It had wonderful information in it but it is very common sense for older students. Read morePublished 13 months ago by blturner
had a new class thrown at me this year, this has been a helpful resource but not the first one I turn tooPublished 20 months ago by DMW
nicely organized, easy to read book. great for elementary/middle school children!Published 23 months ago by pumps100
I had no issues with the product. it was in the condition described and despite the holiday season, there was no delay in receiving it!Published on January 7, 2014 by MsLATech
Easy to read and instantly apply best practices - provides great tips without lecturing or sounding condescending.Published on March 7, 2010 by chitowngal