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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Michael L. Troxell, MEd, RRT (Medical College of Ohio)
Description: This book provides a general overview of study skills for health care students. Each chapter of the book focuses on describing various writing and study strategies.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an introduction to written assessment and study skills for the health care student. Students who have been out of school for an extended period of time will find this book helpful in preparing for a return to formal education. There may be other books on improving study skills in general but this one may be one of a few specifically for the nurse or other health care worker.
Audience: The author's intent is to provide a practical study guide for future hospital workers planning to write and present tests and assessments for the first time. The book may also prove useful for the health care worker changing fields or pursuing an advanced degree. The book does not go into extensive details on each study skill but gives an overview of many areas.
Features: The format is not unique. There are a few black-and-white diagrams of study concepts discussed in the book. There are several activity boxes containing exercises for the student to practice. The index could have been more comprehensive in listing terms used in the book.
Assessment: This may serve as an introduction to health care study skills for individuals with no previous background in health care. The book is a general guide but lacks the detail necessary for a complete text on this subject. A medical library or bookstore should have this book available for new students.