Jaden's in the 8th grade now, and he's doing a lot more studying on his own. We've been working really hard on improving his study skills, and I've looked for some books that might help him in that area.
After seeing How to Study: A Practical Guide for a Christian Perspective recommended on a curriculum list somewhere, I picked it up for $2 at homeschool bookstore. But I have to say, I was very disappointed with the book. It was short (only 120 pages) and didn't offer very much practical information in my opinion. So I kept looking.
I finally found The Great Big Book Of How To Study at a library, and checked it out to see if it was any good.
I was not disappointed this time. With over 400 pages, The Great Big Book of How to Study is actually a compilation of four of the authors books, How to Study, Manage Your Time, Take Notes, and Ace Any Test.
I've read through quite a bit of the book so far, and it offers practical information that any public school or homeschool student can apply. Jaden and I have read through the outlining chapter already, and I was especially pleased with how practical, and not just theoretical, it was.
I don't think I'll have Jaden sit down and read the book cover-to-cover. Instead we'll read a chapter here or there depending on the topic.
Of course, since it's a library book, that means I'm going to have to buy my own copy soon.
What are your favorite study skills resources?
Thanks for the book recommendation. I just found How To Study on PaperBackSwap.com.
Jennifer S says
Joy – your blog is such a wealth of reference information! I can't tell you how many times I have referred to your blog for something. Thanks for sharing your learning and experience with all of us!