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    Study Skills

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    This book provides various ideas that should you help maximize your study time, as well as suggestions for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your studying. If you have been in school for a while, you may not realize that there are other techniques that might help you out. Better yet, if you have just started high school (or even college), you might as well start off on the right foot with some suggestions for studying more effectively.

    This book is ideal for high school students that are preparing to further their education, as well as new college/university students that need a nudge in the studying department as they enter college (Kartika, 2008). If you have not found the best way to study, you will likely find some great tips inside!

    An Introduction to Study Skills

    Study skills are generally seen as enablers of effective study behavior (Jansen and Suhre, 2010, pg. 571).

    Great study skills are not something that we are born with. Often, folks will either make up something that they feel/think works for them, while others might get lucky and be given advice or tips regarding the subject. On occasion, some colleges (usually two-year/junior colleges) or technical schools will offer developmental classes that discuss the topic of study skills. But, that is not a guarantee and the material may not be very in-depth if it is part of a larger course.

    But what are study skills? Study skills are devices, techniques, and little tricks that help you build a foundation for studying. They help you gain the most from the material you are trying to learn, the test you are preparing for, and so forth. Just as there are various methods for listening and learning, there are different techniques for studying. Not all suggestions contained herein will work for everyone; you have to use your personal preference to determine which study skills work best for you and your study habits.

    Some study skills are more tangible: 3x5 note cards used as flash cards that help you reinforce key terms from a book, for example. Other study skills are more conceptual: forming a study group with others from the same class in order to share notes and ideas. No matter the form the study skills take for you, the point is to combine as many as possible to have the greatest collection of tools at your disposal.

    The research, and related suggestions, contained herein is wide-reaching in its audience, yet specific enough to provide assistance for nearly every student out there. So, even if you have been in school for a while, you are likely to find some tips in this eBook that help boost any existing study skills.