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The classic guide to effective studying, revised for today's high-tech students

With computers at the forefront of today's university learning experience, the new fifth edition of How to Study fills a long-awaited need for an up-to-the-minute guide to making the grade on campus.

A perennial bestseller since its first publication in 1954, How to Study covers the nuts and bolts of successful studying, including the importance of setting priorities. This strategic guide also introduces readers to the art of studying and the indispensability of being a self-starter--and how to become one.

New to this fifth edition are the many benefits of computers and other 21st-century technologies, maintaining health in the college environment, completely updated material on writing papers, forming and running a study group, a new section on getting letters of recommendation, and so much more.

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College Students' #1 Choice!

Learn and remember more in less time!

How to Study shows you the smart way to study!

How to Study

And Other Skills for Success in College

This essential college survival guide gives you proven study techniques--pretested for you by thousands of successful college students--to help you learn more and earn better grades, while actually reducing study time.

In fact long, hard hours with your textbooks can be counterproductive. How to Study shows you just what to do to optimize your study time, with special tips for difficult subjects like math and chemistry. You also get techniques for upgrading your test-taking skills and improving writing, research, and reading abilities.

In addition, this revised and updated edition of How to Study gives you solid, down-to-earth advice on handling living arrangements, how to organize study groups, utilize campus services, the latest on computer aids, and various tools for help with personal adjustment.

No one's saying college isn't challenging. But if you want to enjoy it more, get better grades, and find more time for extracurricular activities, this guide is the tool for you!

PUT THESE TACTICS INTO ACTION

Motivational Self Survey

Super Schedule

Student Quality Quiz

Mental Rejoinders

Studying Out Loud

The Five R's of Note Taking

Study/Class Time Ratio

Six Ways to Read Better

Ways to Upgrade Writing

True-False Test-Taking Tips

Essay Question Tools

Seven Keys to Adjusting to College

SPECIAL TIPS FOR DIFFICULT SUBJECTS

Foreign Languages

Mathematics

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

About the Author:

Allan Mundsack, MA, is on the mathematics faculty at Los Angeles Pierce College and was twice elected President of the Academic Senate at Los Angeles Mission College, where he was vice-chairman of the mathematics department.

James Deese is Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Virginia.

Ellin K. Deese is former Assistant Dean in the college of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor in the General Faculty and Lecturer in Religious Studies at the university of Virginia.

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