What Every Student Should Know About Reading and Studying Social Sciences

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 85%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $6.00   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   


Pearson presents the WESSKA series (What Every Student Should Know About…) — a new collection of guidebooks targeting specific topics that are important across the college curriculum. WESSKA guidebooks are designed to provide students with key tools for success, while saving professors from constantly supplementing their lessons. All books in the WESSKA series are available to purchase separately, OR they may be packaged with any main text from Pearson at a discount price. Consult your local Pearson representative for details.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Arden B. Hamer is an Associate Professor in the Developmental Studies Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Critical Reading, Developmental Reading, Learning Strategies, and Introduction to Higher Education. Arden is the co-author of Basic College Vocabulary Strategies, 2nd edition, and Building College Vocabulary Strategies, 2nd edition, Pearson, 2008.

Sally A. Lipsky is a Professor in Developmental Studies Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is Learning Skills and Peer Assistance Coordinator Author of College Study: The Essential Ingredients, 2nd ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: To the Student

Chapter 1: Jump Start the Semester

The First Week

Begin the Study Cycle

Three-Step Course of Action

Chapter 2: Read the Textbook

Importance of the Textbook

Characteristics of Social Science Textbooks

Select, Sort, and Solidify

Strategies to Select Text Information

Strategies to Sort Text Information

Strategies to Solidify Text Information

Example of Textbook Marking

Examples of Study Guides

Summary Chart

Text Strategies: Taking Action

Chapter 3: Take In-Class Notes

Importance of Taking Notes in Class

Format of Class Notes

Select, Sort, and Solidify

Strategies to Select In-Class Material

Strategies to Sort In-Class Material

Strategies to Solidify In-Class Material

Examples of Notes

Summary Chart

Note Taking Strategies: Taking Action

Chapter 4: Prepare for Exams

Common Types of Exams

Select, Sort, Solidify

Strategies to Select Content for Exams

Strategies to Sort Content for Exams

Strategies to Solidify Content for Exams

Examples of Review Sheets

Summary Chart

Test Preparation Strategies: Taking Action

Chapter 5: Make Improvements
Checklist of Strategies

Prioritize and Apply

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)