Kathleen Straker, MEd, and Eugenia Kelman, PhD, have taken their years of research, student advising, and workshop experience and distilled it into workbooks for self-study.

They present self-diagnostic tools and proven strategies that can be applied by students of any discipline. These skills are a must for students embarking on a rigorous course of study. The books are also an excellent resource for advisers, counselors, and faculty. If you are looking for a systematic approach to your studies, look no further. Each of our workbooks provides assessment tools for measuring current study habits and numerous strategies for improving them.

Written for three specific audiences,
our books help students:

  • Reduce stress by developing a manageable schedule
  • Get the most out of lectures
  • Create highly organized notes for easy review and self-testing
  • Recall and apply information for exams and laboratory work
  • Improve long-term memory
  • Increase concentration
  • Reduce test anxiety
  • Take exams with confidence

Study Without Stress

Mastering Medical Sciences

Too much to learn—too little time! Nothing characterizes the professional school experience better than this expression. Used by medical, veterinary, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, and graduate students, this book draws from the authors’ many study skills and stress management workshops. Written in an easy-to-read conversational style, Study Without Stress contains the keys to academic success in the most rigorous programs.

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Vital Skills

Study Strategies Every Nursing Student Must Know

Vital Skills is written for nursing students but works equally well for students of any demanding two-year program, such as radiology technician, respiratory therapist, radiation therapist, medical sonographer, cardiovascular technician, dental hygienist, or veterinary technician. The authors are study skills experts who have researched and tested the strategies taught in this book. Vital Skills is written in a friendly, interactive style and teaches you what you need to know – and do – to achieve academic success.

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Six Steps to College Success

Learning Strategies for STEM Students

Six Steps to College Success is written for college students who want to take charge of their own learning. The strategies taught were originally developed for graduate, medical, dental, veterinary, and nursing students. But these techniques proved to be so successful that undergraduate students requested their own version of the book. Though aimed at students in health sciences and STEM fields, the strategies work for motivated students in any discipline.

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