How to Study

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The flagship title in the best-selling series, How to Study, sixth edition, has gained immense popularity among students of all ages. This new edition has been updated and expanded even further for the information age. This "A-plus" read includes information on how to create an effective work environment, excel in class, use the library, do research online, and much more. Fry covers all elements of a successful student (reading, writing, time-management, memory and test-taking skills) and introduces one effective...
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Overview

The flagship title in the best-selling series, How to Study, sixth edition, has gained immense popularity among students of all ages. This new edition has been updated and expanded even further for the information age. This "A-plus" read includes information on how to create an effective work environment, excel in class, use the library, do research online, and much more. Fry covers all elements of a successful student (reading, writing, time-management, memory and test-taking skills) and introduces one effective system along with examples of how you can adapt to it.
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Editorial Reviews

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Fry's lively style of writing makes the book very useful.

These clear and encouraging books promote good study habits. Fry addresses the reader directly, in a friendly and sympathetic fashion. Students in any field will benefit from any or all of these user-friendly books.

Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Fry's series of seven books about how to study are aimed primarily at adults. However, children in middle school also will be able to understand the language and benefit from them, albeit doing so with parental assistance would be most helpful. Each book covers its topic in a clear and organized fashion, often referencing another book in the series for more information. Bold text introduces chapter, sub-topics, and provides emphasis for important points. Fry succeeds in keeping the information concise using simple language, and offers practical suggestions with a dose of humor. The book contains an index.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up"Ace" is written in six chapters and presents information on test anxiety; time management; study techniques; and standardized, objective, and written test-taking techniques for adolescent and older students. Fry includes photocopyable charts to aid in organization and promotes other titles in his study series. The information is generally clear, but the author's constant interjection of off-the-cuff comments and forced humor interfere with the focus and tend to be annoying. How to Study is more clearly written with less divergence. It contains a valuable chapter on the hook up and use of on-line services to gather information. Other chapters cover note-taking, attitude, time management, reading skills, and library-research techniques. These two titles do contain worthwhile information and will probably be put to their best use in schools or continuing-education programs or in the hands of teachers and guidance counselors who can winnow out the superfluous from the essential.Joan Soulliere, Wenham Public Library, MA
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The best-selling book of all time, this super-practical study book has been revised, expanded, and updated to offer even more ready-to-use advice for creating a work environment, excelling in class, getting motivated, using the library to the fullest, and more. Ron Fry's lively and witty style of teaching the finer points of studying helps you quickly adopt good habits necessary to: * organize your studying time * read and remember more * write better papers * study for tests without cramming * and more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401889111
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/29/2004
  • Series: Ron Fry's How to Study Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Fry is a nationally known proponent for the improvement of public education and an advocate for parents and students playing an active role in strengthening personal education programs. In addition to being the author of the best selling How to Study series, which has sold over two million copies to date, Fry has written more than 30 different books with the intention of providing resources to assist in education reform to realize his ultimate goal of achieving optimum student success.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Use This Book vii
Chapter 1 How to Start out Right 1
Chapter 2 How to Organize Your Studying 17
Chapter 3 How to Read and Remember 53
Chapter 4 How to Organize Your Time 85
Chapter 5 How to Excel in Class 111
Chapter 6 How to Conduct Your Research 133
Chapter 7 How to Write Terrific Papers 143
Chapter 8 How to Study for Tests 183
Epilogue 229
Index 231
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