Help Students Improve Their Study Skills

A practical and accessible insight into the different ways that students learn. This book offers advice and guidance needed to support effectively the reading skills, writing skills, memory, revision and exam technique of your pupils in order for them to take responsibility competently for their own study. It includes:

  • photocopiable resources for use in practice within the secondary classroom
  • examples of children’s work that transfer theory into a classroom context
  • advice and guidance on effective study support with no prior knowledge of learning styles and theories required
  • fully inclusive strategies that can be used with pupils of all abilities.

Get Set for Teacher Training

This is a guide to getting the most out of a teacher training course in the United Kingdom. It covers both primary and secondary teaching and is suitable for students following undergraduate, postgraduate or alternative routes. The book gives a clear idea of what to expect from such courses, how to succeed on them and so make the best possible start to a career in teaching. It covers: *studying education and teaching * learning from placements* professional study skills The guide will enable readers to get to grips quickly with curriculum planning, teaching and class management, applying developmental psychology, writing assignments, making presentations, managing priorities and time, and meeting the challenge of being assessed on teaching competence – all essential to professional confidence and success in teaching today. Written by an experienced, innovative teacher educator it reflects up-to-date policy and research, highlighting new ideas about assessment, learning styles and subject understanding.


How to Approach Learning

Academic success is rooted in a number of factors, of which ‘intelligence’ is only one. Attitude and beliefs, and knowledgeable strategy use, are critical. This is the core message of this collection of articles and research reports on study skills from the author’s websites, arranged and edited for greater cohesiveness. Its aim is to describe and provide evidence for concepts and strategies that may change your approach to teaching or studying.

The book contains articles on:

    * personal factors that affect academic achievement: motivation, persistence, anxiety, intelligence, self-regulation

    * choosing strategies that are effective for the situation

    * what ‘transfer’ is and why it’s important

    * how experts develop expertise

    * the idea of ‘desirable difficulties’

    * the limits of memorization and rote learning 

    * some useful strategies in:

            * reading

            * note-taking

            * reaching understanding.

This book is for students who are serious about being successful in study, and teachers who want to know how best to help their students learn.

As always with the Mempowered books, the short book is fully referenced.

Keywords: best study strategies for college students,effective study habits, effective learning, study attitudes, educational research, teacher resources


Study Skills Workout

An energizing shape-up program with specific strategies and exercises for improving performance in all subjects. Covers note taking, memory skills, test anxiety, and much more!


101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students

With many students today participating in extracurricular activities, jobs, clubs, and responsibilities at home, it is common to find an area that is lacking studying. Teachers have identified that poor study skills are often to blame. On the other hand, students have found that many of the textbooks and worksheets forced upon them are either boring or difficult to understand.

Whether it is bad habits or complicated materials that prevent you from studying well, 101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students can help you improve the effectiveness of your studying. After all, effectiveness is not measured by the length of time spent studying, but by the level of comprehension.

In this new book, you will learn how to make a study schedule, how to design an effective study space, how to read for comprehension, how to get organized, how to find your learning style, how to listen better in class, how to use reference sources, how to boost your concentration, and how to stay motivated. You will learn effective note taking strategies, where to study, when to study, time management skills, strategies for reading novels and text books, memorization techniques, and organizational skills.

Additionally, you will find out how to stay awake while studying, how to change your current habits, and how to make studying more enjoyable. We will provide you with various studying methods, including flashcards, quizzes, summarizing, outlining, answering study guide questions, and the proven SQ3R method, as well as exercises to help improve your skills.

Furthermore, 101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students is full of tips from students just like you, as well as teachers. No two people learn the same way, and no one study method will work for everyone. While this book introduces you to different study methods, the aim is to improve your learning, your understanding, and, ultimately, your grades.
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Read, Research and Write

‘Calling all lecturers: your jobs depend on books like this. You know that international students are a vital source of money for UK universities. Many of your masters courses – the ones you really enjoy teaching – would collapse tomorrow without students from around the world. This book is about how to help these students succeed.’ – Times Higher Education

‘A superb book which contains a wealth of ideas and strategies for use in the EAP classroom or for self-study. It should be compulsory reading for any student seeking to enter Higher Education in an English-language speaking country’ – Alison Standring, EAP Co-ordinator, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

‘Read, Research, Write definitely fills a gap… It is comprehensive, accessible and expertly researched and written, covering many essential aspects of academic competence. Equally useful as a course book, a resource book in a class library or as a reference book for students, every EAP teacher will want a class copy, every ESL student starting higher education should keep it on their desk!’ – Dr Roger Nunn, Senior Associate Editor, the Asian EFL Journal, Associate Professor in Communication, Petroleum Institute, Dubai

‘Read, Research, Write takes a novel approach to combining language and content so as to balance discipline-specific and generic language development. Valuable and engaging input on learning strategies and research skills for higher education is also included. I would recommend this book for teachers of EAP in a range of contexts’ – David Palfreyman, Zayed University, Dubai


This book is for students who have learnt English as a second (or third, or fourth) language, and are studying at an institution where English is the medium of instruction.

Each of its 10 chapters focuses on a reproduced academic article on an aspect of English for academic purposes – students can therefore learn about language skills from the articles themselves as well as developing those skills in the activities and tasks which follow.

Each chapter develops six strands of academic skills essential for successful study: reading; learning language/vocabulary; writing; researching; studying’ and applying to your own subject. The detailed and focused activities and tasks will help you to:

  • Make reasonable knowledge claims
  • Become more aware of university culture and expectations
  • Write according to academic standards
  • Think critically and reflectively
  • Respond to ideas in academic articles
  • Document your work appropriately and avoid plagiarism.

Click on the RESOURCES TAB for extra downloadable materials include a collection of articles from a variety of different sources related to the topics in each of the book’s 10 articles.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!


Test Taking Strategies & Study Skills for the Utterly Confused

From pulling all-nighters to memorizing rote facts, today’s students have shown that they have no organized, logical, or sequential understanding of how to study or prepare for tests. Test Taking Strategies & Study Skills for the Utterly Confused arms students of all ages with the skills they need to pass their tests with flying colors.

The perfect guide for all the major standardized tests, including SAT, GMAT, Series 7, LSAT, MCAT, and more, this skillbuilding resource shows students, career changers, and business professionals how to make the most of their study time, how to deal with study and test panic, and how to take tests with optimal confidence and success.