Synopses & Reviews
Every teacher, every school, and every class is unique, but there are certain things that successful students have in common no matter where they are. Everyone needs to prioritize well, stay organized, and know how to study for different topics, but actually managing to achieve those goals isnt easy or straightforward. Make the Grade
dissects the school week as students actually experience it—and offers realistic solutions to common problems, from difficult teachers and over-booked schedules to boring homework and the endless variety of (more enjoyable) distractions. Inside youll also find:
- Sidebars that offer timesaving techniques, confidence-boosting exercises, and creative ways to add new studying skills
- Checklists to help ensure you do everything you can to set yourself up for success
- Charts and maps that provide clear, concise guidance in navigating difficult subjects and planning for future obstacles
IndieFab Award Finalist “Help is on the way for teens wanting to do better in school. . .this can be a valuable guide for tutors, academic coaches and teachers of study-skills courses looking for a systematic and informative handbook. An earnest, comprehensive and ‘everything-you-need compendium.” —Kirkus Reviews "How many times do students realize they have misplaced, forgotten, or simply ignored an important assignment? Or blow off preparing for a big test? Using her background as a high-school social-studies teacher, Martin offers solutions for the ever more demanding job of balancing high school and extracurricular activities. From setting goals to learning about expectations, and from getting organized to acing the test, her ideas are practical, straightforward, and easily implemented—if a student is motivated to follow them. Of particular interest are the chapters "Working the Classroom" and "What to Learn and How to Learn It." Individual students with natural initiative might pick up this book, read it, and take the suggestions to heart. Less motivated students, however, might need to be persuaded to give it a chance. Used as part of a study skills course, the book could reach a broad audience of students, many of whom could benefit from Martin's suggestions." —Booklist
Targeting students who are making the transition to college, this helpful--and humorous--guide covers the practical, emotional, and academic aspects of the challenges that they will face. Now completely revised and expanded.
In high school, students have lots of safety nets. In college, they sink or swim. This completely revised guide to college success educates students in the basic college survival skills that professors don't teach, such as how to study, take tests, balance school and social life, and more. Filled with advice on how to hit the campus running, this fun-spirited crash course in the rules of college provides tools to equip students for a lifetime of learning. A thorough revision of the popular guide to all things college, with three completely new chapters on research papers, theories of learning, and Q&As. Includes helpful sidebars, such as sad-but-true student stories, study tips, and info for nontraditional students, as well as special coaching for struggling students. Previous edition has sold 40,000 copies.Reviews"Worth a look, if you're headed for college or getting ready to apply."-San Diego Union Tribune
Tips, tricks, and advice for students looking to get organized, study better, and gain more control over their academic lives.
About the Author
JODI PATRICK HOLSCHUH, PhD, is an award-winning associate professor in the Division of Academic Enhancement at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
SHERRIE NIST-OLEJNIK, PhD, has been teaching for 23 years and is a professor emeritus in the Division of Academic Enhancement at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.