Wednesday, August 15, 2018

From the KLIC Shelf Elf - Starting on a Positive Note

For help with study skills, making the most of your classes, and being successful, let the KLIC (Kolwyck Library and Information Commons) Shelf Elf provide some helpful titles listed below.  For assistance in finding or borrowing them, please stop by the Service Desk or call 423-697-4448 

Freshman Survival Guide
Call Number LB2343.32 .F74 2016

For those beginning college, find out from other students how to best get through your first year.  From students’ own experiences, find out about how to study, create a responsible online presence, and perhaps most importantly where to get quality help.  Also helpful is the ability to skip around the book using the table of contents to read sections that are most applicable.

Hackiversity: The Secrets to Achieving More by Doing Less in College
Call Number LB2343.32 .W453 2017

Gain more tips in efficient studying and achieving success beyond college by studying in less time, skills future employers want, and identifying good employers. The solutions here are written by and written for students.

Secrets of College Success
Call Number LB2343.32 .J35 2013

While this book is a few years old, it has over 800 tips to study, take a test, save money, and to know where to find quality help as well as ways to receive more training.  Each chapter can be read individually so while the book has many tips, it can be read in short sections.

College Rules!  How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College 
Call Number LB2343.32  .N57 2016

Whether you are just starting college or returning to college, this book provides lists and time-saving tips for studying, taking notes, and working well with the course instructor.  As with most of the books in this list, one does not have to begin and read through the entire book; rather, it can be read in short sections based on the topic.  

Study Smarter, Not Harder
Call Number LB1049 .P38 2014 

An update to a popular guide about studying efficiently without distractions as well as a short emergency cramming plan (those occasions do happen when there’s a short time to study for a major exam).  The book includes positive quotes and some exercises to practice the techniques.

You can put any of these titles on hold.  To discover more new books, go to the Library’s New Books Blog:  sign up with your email to receive regular updates of new items to the KLIC collection.

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