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Study Skills

Study Skills
A Teaching Programme for Students in Schools and Colleges

  • Pat Guy - Haberdasher's Aske's School for Girls, Hertfordshire
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August 2007 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Includes CD-Rom


There are many 'Do-it-Yourself' manuals for students and young people experiencing study skills problems. However, if this group of young people could study these books then they would already have the skills necessary! In order to use a self help manual the student needs internal motivation, the ability to self-instruct from text and the ability to put the learned strategy into place… but these are the same attributes that these students find difficult.

In this book, Pat Guy provides a series of lesson plans making up a taught study skills course for secondary schools, sixth forms, FE colleges and Pupil Referral Units. She shows the reader how to teach, through self assessment, practice and confidence-building techniques, the techniques and self management required to achieve independent study skills.

All the activities and worksheets, including revision and exam tips for the students, are easily printable from the accompanying CD-rom.

The sessions can be delivered by teachers, tutors, Learning Mentors, or anyone whose aim is to improve attendance and achievement in older students.

Pat Guy has taught for over twenty years in LEA and secondary schools in Outer London, Northamptonshire, Birmingham and Bedfordshire as a class teacher, subject teacher, SEN support, SENCO and advisory teacher.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!


A Study Skills Questionnaire
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
Learning Styles and Their Relevance in Schools

Learning Style Questionnaire

Multiple Intelligences

Reading Techniques

Reading Speed

Reading Comprehension

Subject Specific Vocabulary

General Vocabulary

Dictionary Skills

Visualisation as an Aid to Comprehension

Memory: How to Make the Most of It

Visual and Auditory Memory Assessment

Listening and Attention

Learn Modern Foreign Language Vocabulary Kinaesthetically


Note Taking: Linear Notes and Mind Mapping


Proof Reading


Handwriting and Presentation

Handwriting Questionnaire

Improving Co-Ordination Skills Though Practical Activities

Oral Presentations

Group Work

Revision and Exams
How to Revise

Exam Techniques - Pupil Sheet

Dealing With Exam Anxiety - Pupil Sheet

Appendices and Glossary


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Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

An excellent guide to help students through their study

Mrs Suzanne Sinclair
School of Education and Professional Studies, University Centre at Blackburn College
July 4, 2011