PALGRAVE STUDY SKILLS THE STUDY SKILLS HANDBOOK. Want to do well in college but aren't sure how? This book makes clear what is expected from you and helps you to develop the skills you need to succeed. Covering all essential study skills such as reading, writing, note-taking, critical thinking, memory, test taking, time management and coping with stress as well as e-learning and numeracy, it provides you with all the tools you need to get good grades. No-nonsense advice and practical activities help you to identify those methods that work for you, making learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Lots of hands-on features such as checklists, templates and self-evaluation questionnaires allow for interactive learning and make the material directly relevant to you. Information is presented in manageable, bite-sized chunks, using distinctive visual features which serve as memory joggers, reinforce learning and make the book more fun and engaging than your usual textbooks. Written in an easily accessible style which is encouraging and motivational rather than patronizing, The Study Skills Handbook will help you to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan the future you want. Ideal for first-year college students, it develops skills which go beyond the first semester and will be essential throughout your degree program as well as your future career.