College Survival/Study Skills

Ellis, D. (1997). Becoming a Master Student (8th Edition). Covers various areas of college life on such diverse topics as relationships, time management, reading/note-taking, writing, tests, and health. Uses humor and includes many self-assessment quizzes, worksheets, and exercises.

John-Roger, & McWilliams, P. (1991). Life 101: Everything We Wish We Had Learned About Life inSchool—But Didn't. Uses a easy to read format: topics are 1-2 pages on one side of the page, with the otherreserved for quotes, sayings, etc. The “life lessons” cover area such as emotions, relationships, and happiness.

Randal, J. (2010). The Skinny On: Time Management. A short, simple book which uses stick figure drawings and a class lecture format to present concise but valuable information on time management strategies.

Rowe, B. M. (1992). The College Survival Guide: Hints and References to Aid College Students (2ndEd.). Reviews various tips for starting your college career and focuses on the development of study skills. Suggestions for additional reading are made throughout the book.

Van Blerkom, D.L. (2003). College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner (4th Edition). Teaches practical skills for improving college performance; areas addressed include time management, improving concentration, taking notes, preparing for exams, test taking, writing papers, and more.