Study skills books at UVic

Books on how to succeed in University

Updated November 17, 2023
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You've got this : a student's guide to well-being at university and beyond
Alexander, Rachael
You can take control of your well-being and mental health. Student life can be overwhelming, with so many issues to deal with including living away from home, workload, deadlines and exams, family pressures and challenging relationships. It is not surprising that you might struggle to cope...
College Success
Baldwin, Amy
Study! : a guide to effective learning, revision, and examination techniques
Barrass, Robert.
Whether entering higher education straight from school, or returning to study later in life, students need to develop effective study skills to get the most out of a course. Whatever the subject, this book will help to achieve the aims of the student by offering practical advice and useful...
E-learning skills
Clarke, Alan
Including new material on blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios, the second edition reflects the increasing number of e-learning courses. This practical, flexible text helps students enhance and develop their existing skills whether they are a distance learner, or at an institution which has e...
Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies
Cohen, Martin
Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking  Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam?  If you've ever asked any of...
Critical thinking skills : effective analysis, argument and reflection
Cottrell, Stella
Written by internationally renowned author Stella Cottrell, this is an essential resource for students looking to refine their thinking, reading and writing skills. Stella Cottrell's student-centred approach demystifies critical thinking and breaks down a complex subject into manageable chunks....
Motivation and learning strategies for college success : a focus on self-regulated learning
Dembo, Myron H.
This popular text combines theory, research, and applications to teach college students how to become more self-regulated learners. Study skills are treated as a serious academic course of study. Students learn about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills. The focus is...
How to Solve A Problem : Insights for Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Success in College
The guide to learning and study skills : for higher education and at work
Drew, Sue.
Skills in learning and studying are vital to ensure success in higher education study, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, in university, college or in the workplace. Skills are needed in reflection, analysis, communication and recording information to produce good work, to engage...
College success guaranteed 5 rules to make it happen
Gauld, Malcolm
As a lifelong teacher, Malcolm Gauld has watched thousands of kids go off to college. Some return to visit after their first year exuding the vibe of conquering heroes. Others look, well, pretty bummed out. This book offers a plan to help the new college student complete Year #1 as a member of the...
College Success for Adults: Insider Tips for Effective Learning
College Success for Adults: Insider Tips for Effective Learning is a concise, user-friendly guide to college success for the adult college student. In it, readers learn to master the rules, vocabulary, and expectations of the college environment. They'll discover how to balance their work...
Increasing persistence : research-based strategies for college student success
Habley, Wesley R.
INCREASING PERSISTENCE "Of all the books addressing the puzzle of student success and persistence, I found this one to be the most helpful and believe it will be extremely useful to faculty and staff attempting to promote student success. The authors solidly ground their work in...
Speed learning for kids the must-have brain-training tools to succeed at school
Handley, Bill.
Proven strategies to help kids learn faster and better, from bestselling author Bill Handley Kids who succeed at school aren't necessarily smarter than other kids. Often, they're simply better at learning. Speed Learning for Kids helps you teach your child how to thrive at school by...
The secrets of college success
Jacobs, Lynn F.
Are you among the 22 million students now enrolled in college?  Or a high school student thinking of joining them shortly? Or perhaps a parent of a college-bound junior or senior?  Then this book is just for you.  Written by college professors and successfully used by tens of...
How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)
Going to university is an exciting time of life that involves many things: learning, meeting new people, making decisions, building relationships, and gaining greater independence. But getting a university education can also be a source of undue stress. What courses should I take? What program...
Student success in college : creating conditions that matter
Kuh, George D.
Student Success in College describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits of student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present....
Climbing a broken ladder : contributors of college success for youth in foster care
Okpych, Nathanael J.
Although foster youth have college aspirations similar to their peers, fewer than one in ten ultimately complete a two-year or four-year college degree. What are the major factors that influence their chances of succeeding? Climbing a Broken Ladder advances our knowledge of...
Now what, grad? : your path to success after college
Palmer, Chris
Secret Syllabus
The unwritten rules of success that every student must follow to thrive in college The Secret Syllabus equips students with the tools they need to succeed, revealing the unwritten rules and cultural norms and expectations not included in the official curriculum. Left to...

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