Book: How to Improve Study Habits
Author: Christine Reidhead
Genre: Young Adult
Find It: Amazon


Book Overview

For students 13 through college graduation, Christine Reidhead’s guide to building study skills is an extremely important book for those who want to secure their future through good grades.Too many students’ grades are falling, especially in a time when regular classrooms cannot fully open. Parents everywhere are at a loss regarding what to do with their responsibilities in the face of the increasing downturn in their children’s grades. It seems as though, with the advent of social media, the attention of a lot of students has been shifted from their books to their smartphones or computers. Apart from social media, blame has also been put on a decline in the interest of students regarding education in general. Students, at the moment, do not have the motivation or zeal, as it seems, to even study.

Good study habits, or skills, are solutions to the problems experienced by students. This has been true for a long time, but the world is changing rapidly, which also means that the tools employed during study have to be changed in order to keep up.

This is especially true as a result of the covid-19 pandemic that has forced students to study and learn from home rather than in the classroom. E-Learning, or online learning, can be effective, but only if the student has the discipline and drive to succeed using the tools and materials they are provided by teachers. Without strong study skills the student will fall behind in the classroom. Online the failure to develop good study skills can be devastating, leading to an inability to achieve the success in life the student could otherwise achieve.

This excellent guide walks students through skills and habits which a student, or a person, employs while studying in order to make the most out of the experience. The kind of skills employed by a person, whether good or bad, determines how successful they will be in the process of learning, and Reidhead shows how to understand study skills, discover what kind of learner you are, develop great study skills, avoid bad study habits, identify the best places to study, and how to keep up with Online Learning during the current ovid-19 pandemic. It also helps parents and students to identify when certain students are studying excessively, harming the effectiveness of their studying.

This is a must book for students who want good grades. Both a guide and a self-help book, it can help any student of any age, middle school through graduate school, succeed in their classes whether they are held in a classroom or online.

Book Excerpt

Too many students’ grades are falling, especially in a time when regular classrooms cannot fully open. Parents everywhere are at a loss regarding what to do with their responsibilities in the face of the increasing downturn in their children’s grades. It seems as though, with the advent of social media, the attention of a lot of students has been shifted from their books to their smartphones or computers. Apart from social media, blame has also been put on a decline in the interest of students regarding education in general. Students, at the moment, do not have the motivation or zeal, as it seems, to even study. 

In the last decade there has been a steady decline in the level of interest exhibited by young people regarding their academics, which has translated to the low grades experienced. However, the tip for solving the problem is one that has been followed for decades: discipline. More importantly, discipline to develop good study habits. 

Good study habits, or skills, are solutions to the problems experienced by students. This has been true for a long time, but the world is changing rapidly, which also means that the tools employed during study have to be changed in order to keep up. 

This is especially true as a result of the covid-19 pandemic that has forced students to study and learn from home rather than in the classroom. E-Learning, or online learning, can be effective, but only if the student has the discipline and drive to succeed using the tools and materials they are provided by teachers. Without strong study skills the student will fall behind in the classroom. Online the failure to develop good study skills can be devastating, leading to an inability to achieve the success in life the student could otherwise achieve. 

Giveaway Details

The author will be raffling off a $25 Amazon Gift Card during the book tour!


Guest Post from the Author

My Favorite Phrase as a Best-Selling Author

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” 

– Kobe Bryant.

Coming from a renowned and well-achieved basketball player it speaks volumes, doesn’t it? There are other quotes from world leaders I love, but this quote is my favorite for many reasons. No one is just born to a perfect life, and if you’d decide to look beyond social media to measure perfection, you’d see this clearly. Even the world’s greatest have setbacks.

Without a doubt, for many of us, immediately our human minds sense a problem, we don’t start off thinking “Oh wow! What a lovely problem that would help me grow. I wish for more of these!” and this applies to me as well.

We naturally want to stay away from difficulties, but the world is not really a cozy place where everything is fine, but many times, we let negative thoughts, comments and events decide who we become and what becomes of us.

So, this is what I do – I first admit that there is a problem whenever there is one. I don’t lie to myself just to feel good, because after feeling good, the obstacle is still there! There is, however, a difference in saying “This, apparently is a problem,” and ” I just would not be able to deal with this!”

While there’s always the temptation to give in, I don’t esteem the challenges highly because I’m optimistic that I would come out triumphant. I’ve noticed that problems are only as powerful as you make them. Yes, they have their place, because we don’t grow if everything is easy for us. So, when I get to that uncharted territory – that point where I am no longer familiar and can’t display mastery again, I see it as a means to step out of my comfort zone and do something I’ve not done before. After embracing a positive mindset, nothing happens if we don’t do anything. So, I would typically break down the problems into chunks – as minimal as possible and step-by-step, work my way through till I have conquered all.

In the long run, difficulties make us better because if you’ve been running a mile all your life and you decide to run two miles today and do it no matter how difficult it seems, tomorrow, you’d be able to run two miles with ease, knowing that you’ve done it before and you made it. This is true because I’ve noticed that after every challenge and obstacle I have scaled through (in writing, personal dealings, etc.), I feel more courageous than before and ready to take on new challenges.

So, when negativity and challenges come- for they will surely come or else life isn’t life- I’d like you to remember the quote Kobe Bryant gifted the world as a lesson. I’ve had my fair share of them, and I can boldly say that challenges test us, stretch us and give us more stamina. It might seem hopeless and overwhelming at first, but step by step, you’d make it through the storm.

About the Author

Christine Reidhead is a philanthropist, former basketball player, professor, writer, podcaster, and proud mother of two from Arizona. She is currently based in New Mexico, where she works and lives with her family. She is an avid educator who loves to encourage people to make a difference in their lives. She is the author of the book series Tips to Starting College. Her expansive portfolio as a podcast host is growing wider every month, as she discusses topics as diverse as leadership, sports, social change, education, tribal college movement and so much more. Podcast episodes are currently available on her website for people to enjoy. She is the author of GET THAT JOB! Ace Your Job Interview – Every Time! and How to Improve Study Habits.

Christine is passionate about international charity work, as well as helping people preserve their culture and share it with the world. She is the founder of AfrikRising, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical resources to African children who deal with poverty and starvation, not to mention a lack of educational opportunities and health risks. She also does a lot of work with Native American organizations and in Mexico. Currently, Christine is a board member of Habitat for Humanity supporting people in need abroad and close to home.

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