October Recommended Reading: Academic Success

Know someone who needs help with study skills? The library’s October Recommended Reading – Academic Success – may be of use.

Check them out — leave a comment and tell us which resource is most helpful for you.


Back to school at my age? : a guide for both the returning student and the college administrator / [edited by] Del Witherspoon, Eugenie Nickell ; introduction by Guinevera A. Nance ; includes personal stories by Angie Eason & Gail Hood.
374 B126

Becoming a master student : tools, techniques, hints, ideas, illustrations, examples, methods, procedures, processes, skills, resources, and suggestions for success / Ellis.
378.170281 E47b 1994

College 101 : making the most of your freshman year / Ronald T. Farrar.
378.198 F243c 1988

College rules! : how to study, survive, and succeed in college / Sherrie Nist-Olejnik, and Jodi Patrick Holschuh.
378.198 N727c 2007

How to study / by Ron Fry.
371.30281 F947h 1996

Keys to success : how to achieve your goals / Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, Sarah Lyman Kravits ; editorial consultant, Richard D. Bucher.
378.198 C323k 2001

On course : strategies for creating success in college and in life / Skip Downing.
378.198 D751o 1999

Procrastination : why you do it, what to do about it / Jane B. Burka & Lenora M. Yuen.
158.1 B959p

The psychology of study [by] C. A. Mace.
153.15 M141p

Smart moves : how to succeed in school, sports, career, and life / Dick DeVenzio.
158.1 D489s 1989

Testmanship; seven ways to raise your examination grades [by] J. N. Hook.
371.30281 H781t

Test wiseness : test-taking skills for adults / the American College ; [Katheryn K. Woodley, project director].
378.17 T342

Time management from the inside out : the foolproof system for taking control of your schedule–and your life / Julie Morgenstern.
650.11 M851t 2004

The thinker’s guide to college success / John Chaffee.
370.1523 C433t 1999

Time for college : the adult student’s guide to survival and success! / Al Siebert & Bernadine Gilpin ; contributing editor, Samuel Kimball ; foreword and comments by Mary Karr ; illustrations by Teresa Rosen.
378.17 S571t 1992

Your memory : a user’s guide / Alan Baddeley.
153.12 B132y 2004


The 26-hour day [electronic resource] : how to gain at least two hours a day with time control / by Vince Panella.
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The art of learning [electronic resource] : a self-help manual for students / Katherine M. Ramsland.
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The complete idiot’s guide to college survival [electronic resource]
/ by Laurie Rozakis.
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How to study [electronic resource] : and other skills for success in college / Allan Mundsack, James Deese, Ellin K. Deese.
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Ready for anything [electronic resource] : 52 productivity principles for work and life / David Allen.
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Study skills strategies [electronic resource] : accelerate your learning / Uelaine A. Lengefeld.
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Test taking strategies and study skills for the utterly confused [electronic resource] / Laurie Rozakis.
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Time management [electronic resource] / Marc Mancini.
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College success skills [videorecording] : all you really need to know. Essay tests and educated guessing / Coast Telecourses ; producers, Patricia Moyer, Lisa Faas ; director, Lisa Faas.
371.30281 C697e 1995

College success skills [videorecording] : all you really need to know. The guaranteed way to study for an exam / Coast Telecourses ; producers, Patricia Moyer, Lisa Faas ; director, Lisa Faas.
371.30281 C697g 1995

Efficient time management [videorecording] / Educational Video Network ; written, produced & created by Christina Vuckovic.
378.17 E27

How to conquer test-taking anxiety [videorecording] / the Guidance Club for Teens ; written and directed by Richard Arsenault.
371.26019 H847 1993

Test taking techniques [videorecording] / written by Johanna Pomeroy ; produced and directed by Denise Welborn ; script adaptation by Denise Welborn.
371.30281 T342 1994

There’s an A in your day [videorecording] / developed and written by Darrel Montero.
371.30281 T398


Highline Community College Tutoring Center


Study Guides and Strategies

Study Skills (Sweet Briar College)

Study Skills Library (California Polytechnic State University)

Study Skills Self Help Information (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

University of Minnesota Libraries Assignment Calculator

Web Links: Essential Study Skills, 4th Edition

Recommended Reading: Academic Success (Word Document)


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One response to “October Recommended Reading: Academic Success

  1. I found the site linked to my name useful for the most part. It has a page on reading test books. But the test taking tips were the most helpful for me in school as I have bad test anxiety.

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