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Super Study Skills (Scholastic Guides) Paperback – August 1, 2002

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Product Details

  • 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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By Stephen Armstrong on October 23, 2004
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I have now reviewed 10 study skills books for middle and upper school students. This is one of the best.

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.
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This is a well written book on how to do better on tests and in school. The target audience is from about 6th grade to 10th grade.

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.
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This is a fantastic book on study skills that will help all students reach their school goals. In here you'll find tips to be more organized, test-taking strategies, how to study for tests, reading hints and strageties, how to calm down if you're nervous about a test, and so much more! Ever since I've started reading this book I've become one of the top students in my class. It is a fantastic tool and great for all those people who want to be straight A students!
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This book and another book that I read called, SURVEY OF 300 A+ STUDENTS, by Kenneth Green, are the two best books on study skills that I have seen (and I have read many).
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I had a lot of trouble finding a study/test taking skills guide aimed at 5th graders. Most were really high school or college level. This one is pretty good because it is designed for the kid to read herself. This is helpful since, at this age, my daughter isn't too keen about taking advice from me, but, reading it in book form makes it acceptable. By 5th grade, the work load is heavier, and those kids that have more or less skated to this point now find they have to study some. When I reviewed some poor math tests with my daughter, it was obvious that she knew the material, but made foolish mistakes because of stress. Learning basic test taking skills is easy and important and not something taught in schools. Highly recommend.
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A user-friendly review for study skills. Quite nice for the price.
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This book is a little too advanced for my third graders, so I read through the book, picked out parts they would benefit knowing for their tests, and put it into kid friendly terms. It is good book for intermediate, junior high and high school students to prepare for tests.
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I am a homeschool mom and both of my children found this book helpful. I bought the latest copy for a friend who was going back to school after being out a while. It is well organized and easy to read. Highly recomend.
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