There are two skills that you need for success in the classroom. Have you mastered them? COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES shows you how to develop both sets of skills: personal skills and reading skills. On the personal level, you'll discover how to maintain motivation, perfect your time management, and take tests more effectively. When it comes to reading, you'll find out how to read faster and remember more than you've ever thought possible. And with its easy-to-use format and clear writing style, this is the study skills textbook you'll use again and again.
Dianna L. Van Blerkom is an experienced author and educator. She is an assistant professor in the Academic Support Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and previously served as the director. She also has published numerous articles and textbooks, including COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LEARNING: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS, and COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES with co-author Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt. Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt, Ph. D., has extensive experience in the field of literacy education. She is currently a Professor of Education in Reading and Language Arts as well as the Director of the Teacher Preparation Programs at the University of Bridgeport. She has taught at the college level for over twenty-five years, including courses in reading, rhetoric, and education. The focus of her research is on secondary-level and college-level strategies for comprehending texts. She is a national leader in the areas of literacy and developmental education. She received her Ph. D. from the University of Minnesota in Educational Psychology, specializing in the area of learning and cognition. She has an M. Ed. from Colorado State University in the areas of education, reading, English, journalism and speech, and a B. A. from the University of Rhode Island in English Education.