101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students: What Every Student Needs to Know Explained Simply

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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...

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101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students: What Every Student Needs to Know Explained Simply

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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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  • ISBN-13: 9781601382177
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/31/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     7
Study Easier & Faster     9
Make Time to Study     27
Find Your Learning Style     47
Create Your Study Space     61
Read Fast & Read Well     79
Taming Long-Term Assignments     107
Conquer Your Demons     155
Make Class Time Count     173
Foreign Language Study Tips     189
Mathematics Study Tips     201
Language Arts Study Tips     215
History Study Tips     229
Science Study Tips     241
Cramming     253
Exams & Standardized Tests     263
Conclusion     281
Bibliography     283
Author Dedication & Biography     286
Index     287
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  • Posted July 15, 2009

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    Self-Motivation Comes First, But This Has to Help

    High school students and their parents have countless discussions about studying. Many of these discussions consist entirely of a parent telling his or her teenager: "It's time to study." But does anyone spend time thinking about how to study? Now, Janet Engle does in this thorough, organized and easy to read guide. The book focuses on how to study more efficiently and effectively. Separate chapters have study tips on specific subjects. There's even a chapter on cramming. Engle goes beyond studying tips by including information about visualization and progressive muscle relaxation, and an activity journal to help students budget their time. This book is a small investment considering the consequences of not knowing how to properly study. The only tip that might be somewhat unrealistic is the one advising students to "vacuum and dust your work area." This might be easier said than done. I have three children and have never seen any of them vacuuming or dusting their work areas. Still, they all made it to college.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    Great Book

    I remember the difficulty I had studying as a high school student and now that I am a parent I worry about children's experiences. 101 Ways To Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students was able to alleviate many of those fears with the easy to follow instructions and in-depth reports about study habits and memorization. I can guarantee my incoming freshman will go to school already having read this book.

    Science and mathematics can be a difficult for may students to master, but the author helps people get figure out their own pace and skills and to work with them instead of against them. She also delves into the psychology of studying and how a student perceives the subject and his abilities can have a major impact on how he learns.

    The book delves extensively into the individual subjects and how to best approach them. She also examines subjects outside of the main curriculum including music and drama. I have read few books on studying that have gone beyond the reading, writing and arithmetic. For a change, 101 Ways To Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students teaches is about the student and not standardized test scores.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Excellent How To Study Guide for High School Students

    101 Ways To Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students is an excellent overall "how-to" study guide for high school students. Parents should pick up a copy for their soon-to-be freshmen or students struggling with poor grades. Her book could also cross over to college students.

    The author presents her information in an easy-to-read format. She delves into unique study approaches such as how to memorize foreign language vocabulary and how to use mnemonic devices to learn difficult science concepts. Her chapters about language arts and how to write term paper/essays were very informative.

    I also liked how she incorporated study tips for creative/artistic subjects such as music and drama. This book is more than just a study guide: the author incorporates tips about organization, project/time management, and how to approach learning with a positive attitude. This book makes a great guide for high school students who want to tackle a new approach to studying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    The book all high school students should have

    It happens to most students at some point during their academic careers. For some reason, nothing just seems to stick. Perhaps it¿s dealing with a particular subject matter. Perhaps it¿s with nearly every subject, but putting in the time studying yields little results. It may not be the quantity of studying but the quality of studying. In the book ¿101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students¿ author Janet Engle, offers a number of practical tips to help students use their study time more effectively. While most general study tips guides have a number of general rules that apply to studying subject matters in general, Engle goes much further than those traditional approaches. She offers study tips unique to every major subject. This can be crucially important to students who find themselves struggling in specific subject matters. In the foreign language chapter for example, Engle suggests students struggling to learn grammatical concepts such as conjugations not rely on conjugation lists and other such tools. Rather, she suggests it may be more effective to write a sentence using each verb form. This will allow the student to think of the verb in its natural setting. One of the tips in the math section encourages students to show their own work after every problem. Engle notes this is critical both for the student and the teacher. If a student is having trouble understanding a concept, an instructor is better able to help the student if each step used to arrive at the final answer is chronicled. Studying does not help if errors are not able to be rectified. In addition to the specific tips in each subject matter, Engle gives reasons why students need to study certain subjects and what the long-term benefits and uses are. In doing this, Engle shows a good understanding of one of the biggest study problems high school students ¿ motivation. If students don¿t see a practical application for their efforts, they will be less likely to give 100 percent. Engle seeks to answer the argument, ¿I¿m never going to use this stuff!¿ before it is ever offered. In addition to the tips that cover most major subjects, there are other attractive qualities to Engle¿s book as well. She never talks down to students, but always try to encourage, even when correcting bad habits. ¿Do not let a temporary situation become a permanent excuse for not reaching your goals,¿ she exhorts. No detail is overlooked in the production quality of the book as well. The college-type font at the beginning of each chapter and with each subhead, no doubt, will serve to remind many high school students what the ultimate goal is. While the title of the book suggests there are 101 tips, Engle actually provides many more than that. Many are listed as ¿sub-tips¿ to the main points. In some ways, the title of Engle¿s work actually sells the book short. Students, or parents, who purchase this book are getting way more than their money¿s worth. They may be getting an entire future.

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  • Posted March 1, 2010

    101 WAYS TO MAKE STUDYING EASIER AND FASTER FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    High school in general can be a challenge for many students. It has become so challenging, that unfortunately many are dropping out and just don't know where to get the help and find an easy method to take on high school. Author Janet Engle seems to have the answers students may be looking for by presenting strategies of studying easier and faster. Aimed at the high school reading level, students can now empower themselves by taking on the challenges of studying for any course by using this instructional book of 101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for High School Students.

    Explained in fifteen quick to read chapters and written in easy to read grammar, students can learn to study more efficiently and effectively and manage responsibilities with less stress. The chapters in the book are broken down according to subjects, which include everything from languages, history and science to mathematics and even foreign languages. Students can select a particular chapter in any area they may be challenged in and use the chapter as an immediate reference. For example, chapter five focuses on reading and teaches the method of 'SQ3R', this acronym shows cleverly how to survey, question read, recite, and review. Through checklists, bulleted points and lists of the pros and cons of studying, any student can immediately see their strengths and weaknesses in their study application methods.

    Throughout the book, the various chapters show applicable study diagrams and other fast study pointers. Additionally, various tools and charts, along with activity journals and worksheets are provided to improve study skills and see results immediately. The final chapter of the book focuses on tests and is a section all students will value and find of most benefit. Through a variety of test question formats, the author provides strategies on how to master any exam. Engle makes it a point to focus on managing one's self through a detailed analysis, to avoid cramming, and essentially makes students aware of all the factors that may stall their performance in school. Overall, this book is a valuable study tool for all students to keep handy throughout high school and even college.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2008

    An Awesome Guide On Study Habits!

    Your high school years can be very stressful and tiring. But having poor study habits can make high school even more stressful. In this comprehensive guide you will learn 101 tips to make studying easier. Author Janet Engle has done an amazing job of compiling the most complete book of its kind on this subject. In this easy to read format you will learn techniques such as how to study easier and faster, how to make time for studying, how to find your learning style, how to create your own study space, how to read fast and well, how to control and get done long term assignments, and how to conquer your fears. And there are specific chapters on tips for math, language and arts, history and science. Even more is chapters and tips about last minute cramming and what to do for those four letter words exams and tests. This is one book that will not only benefit high school and college students but parents of younger students teaching them good study habits at an early age will make their high school years, college and even in their future careers much easier. This book is beneficial for adults as well. If you need to learn proper studying habits this book will motivate you to help your life. Example being learn to take proper notes in your next company meeting! So whether you are a high school student, college student, parent of a younger student or an adult this is one book not to be missed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    Studying is not for Sissies

    This book was written for the teenager getting ready to start high school but the 101 tips can be used by anyone that is trying to learn something new or prepare a project. As a parent I think that this book can help remind you just how hard it can be to finish homework. Janet Engel goes into exacting detail using lists, study aids, journals, and calendars to help organize the study process. In many ways it can feel like overkill. However, this is how really successful people do things. We all want our children to be successful, so I would recommend this book to all parents. This book would really help the student that is almost organized but needs help to get to the next level.

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