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VOYALearning good study skills is an essential task for students in high school or higher education. This new academic improvement guide "brought to you by the experts at Cliffs Notes" covers standard subjects such as time management, note taking, and reading comprehension. Additional sections address obtaining extra help, using technology, and dealing with problems. These topics are not generally included in study skills books so it is beneficial to see them presented here. An exceptionally organized table of contents helps readers quickly reference the areas they want. A short quiz helps diagnose particular studying needs. The engaging writing style and abundance of sidebars make this book an easy read. Students might select this book for the grab of the title only to find that it lacks useful advice. Many tips are commonsense and even sometimes disconcerting. The author warns readers to be skeptical of Internet information authenticity yet in another chapter suggests that they might be able to find all the research they need without leaving their homes. Many public and school libraries now offer academic databases via their online portals, yet O'Hara fails to mention these resources as an alternative to conducting a Google inquiry. Her Internet search engine section is woefully inadequate. She includes mainly instructions on basic searching without details about how to perform a more powerful Boolean search. She discusses research basics without mentioning primary or secondary sources. Walter Pauk's How to Study in College (Houghton Mifflin, 1962) is a superior if more expensive choice for collections. VOYA CODES: 2Q 3P J S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q;Will appeal with pushing; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Wiley, 206p.; Index. Appendix., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.