Study Is Hard Work [NOOK Book]

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This is the best guide ever published on how to acquire and maintain good study skills. It covers everything from developing a vocabulary to improving the quality of written work, and has chapters on studying math, science, and languages; taking tests; and using libraries. If anyone you know is college-bound, buy this book: it will prove a lifesaver and a godsend.
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Study Is Hard Work

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Overview

This is the best guide ever published on how to acquire and maintain good study skills. It covers everything from developing a vocabulary to improving the quality of written work, and has chapters on studying math, science, and languages; taking tests; and using libraries. If anyone you know is college-bound, buy this book: it will prove a lifesaver and a godsend.
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What People Are Saying

Jill Ker Conway
He speaks truthfully about the discipline required for learning, and about the pleasures of order and system in acquiring knowledge. Any reader, of any age, will enjoy this book. (Jill Ker Conway, Author and Former President, Smith College)
Ann Quinn
An indispensable classic; comprehensive, clear, pragmatic. (Ann Quinn, Dean of Studies, Deerfield Academy)
John R. Silber
This uncompromising title foreshadows the clarity and honesty contained within . . . The student who reads [this] carefully will be prepared not merely for success in school, but for something far more important: a life of self-fulfillment. David R. Godine is to be praised for bringing this remarkable book before the public in a new edition. (John R. Silber, President, Boston University)
Marlyn McGrath Lewis
There is much to admire in this wonderfully commonsensical book. The optimistic, and realistic, assumption that learning is accessible to the ambitious, that one can learn how to learn, underlies a kind of democratic scholasticism. Mr. Armstrong knows that the bright futures belong to students who make the effort. The modest effort required to read this practical little book should be handsomely repaid, in school and in life. (Marlyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Admissions, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567925067
  • Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/6/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 711,737
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

William H. Armstrong is best known for his 1970 Newbery Award winner, Sounder, and its sequel, Sour Land. The recipient of the National School Bell Award, Mr. Armstrong taught history at The Kent School for over fifty years. He died at home in 1999.
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